Major-scale

Jazz Guitar Toolbox 1.1 - The Major Scale

What are the essential skills (or tools) every jazz guitarist should have? We'll attempt to answer this question over the course of this series, Jazz Guitar Toolbox. The goal of this series is to lower the barrier of entry into the world of jazz...

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Learn Jazz Scales for Jazz Improvisation

Reference for Most Common Scales for Jazz Guitar Jazz improvisation depends on "playing the right notes". We can achieve this by carefully choosing scales in appropriate context! Here we'll provide you with a reference on how to effectively use...

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A Gentle Introduction to Guitar Scale Theory

The Quick Guide to Scales and Modes for all Jazz Guitarists The major scale is the single most important thing to know about guitar scale theory.  You’ll learn this “quasi-magic” formula to build the major scale in any key. This is a gentle...

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Melodic Minor Scale

The melodic minor scale is one of the most important tools for any jazz improvisor. In addition to the scale in its natural form, its various modes are very useful for jazz improvisation. In terms of whole steps and half steps, the formula for a...

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Major Scale

The major scale is the most commonly used scale in Western music, and is the foundation of many of the melodies and progressions used in classic jazz standards. In terms of whole steps and half steps, the formula for a major scale can be defined...

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Harmonic Minor Scale

A Jazz Guitar Lesson The harmonic minor scale is commonly used by jazz musicians. It has a darker "Arabic" sound because of the lowered third and sixth degrees (when compared to major). It has been used, much like the major scale, in traditional...

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