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Major type scales for the soloing jazzer

Frederick Burton (5465) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 80
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5

Hi folks! looking back on some of my first lessons on wholenote, I came to the conclusion that this lesson SUCKED!! and must be updated to make sense for all!!


The following pages contains major type chords and their perspective scale to solo over. Try jamming with a play-along or with a friend. The purpose of learning these scales and their parent chords is to: 1. train your ear to the various sounds the harmony produces. 2. Familiarize yourself with the fretboard creating facility to get you out of the "box" syndrome. 3. Increase your knowledge as an improvisor. Learn these scales all over the fretboard with all fingerings. Mix and match the scales which will help in creating that flowing like facility all jazzers yearn for. The first example is the indomitable MAJOR SCALE/IONIAN MODE played over the C Major7 chord or a C major triad.
The next example is showing the MAJOR BLUES SCALE and that is played over a C6/major 6 chord.
Major type scales for the soloing jazzer