Scales

Major Scale and Arpeggio - Shape 3

Illustrated in A Major

The Shape 3 Major Scale is an alternate moveable root-6 (meaning that the 6th string contains the root of the scale) major scale. This example is illustrated in A major and should be practiced in all available positions. [[{"type":"media", "view_mode":"media_large", "fid":"20", "attributes":{"class":"media-image", "typeof":"foaf:Image", "style":""}}]]

Scale Fingerings

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Major Scale and Arpeggio - Shape 2

Illustrated in C Major

The Shape 2 Major Scale is a moveable root-5 (meaning that the 5th string contains the root of the scale) major scale. This example is illustrated in C major and should be practiced in all available positions. [[{"type":"media", "view_mode":"media_large", "fid":"15", "attributes":{"class":"media-image", "typeof":"foaf:Image", "style":""}}]]

Scale Fingerings

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Major Scale and Arpeggio - Shape 1

Illustrated in G Major

The Shape 1 Major Scale is a moveable root-6 (meaning that the 6th string contains the root of the scale) major scale. This example is illustrated in G major and should be practiced in all available positions. [[{"type":"media", "view_mode":"media_large", "fid":"10", "attributes":{"class":"media-image", "typeof":"foaf:Image", "style":""}}]]

Scale Fingerings

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Simplifying Chord Changes For Soloing

One of the things that overwhelmed me when I first tried soloing over changes in jazz was how fast the chord changes often pass. How could I change scales that quickly and express anything? An instructor I worked with years ago taught me a way to simplify a series of changes by looking at what key the chords are implying. Here's how you do it.

First, let's look at the A section (the head) of Line For Lyons by Gerry Mulligan:

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