13 Fundamental Scales You Should Know

There are a few important scales you need to know when beginning to study jazz improvisation. They are the major, melodic minor, dorian mode, mixolydian mode, pentatonic, bebop major, bebop dominant, bebop minor, diminished, whole tone and chromatic scales. These scales will help you construct your patterns and build your solos. You can see them as a pool of notes from which to select those notes which will fit with a particular chord or chord progression.

In This Course You’re Going to Learn:

  • The major and minor scales
  • The major & minor pentatonic scales
  • The bebop scales
  • And a lot more...

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  • 12 Lessons
  • Hi Yvonnick. I hope this helps. as I had said before, when I follow just the tabs, and something doesn’t quite sound right, I look at the actual note marked and I usually discover a typo. I actually like it as a challenge, “if it doesn’t agree with my ear, I take a closer look”. I am referring to “13 Fundamental Scales You Should Know” – Whole Tone Scale, last lesson: Starting at C# Ascending, in first bar, the D# is erroneously marked (+2) instead of (+1). I don’t know how difficult it is for you to enter a lesson and edit typos, but thought I would interject.

  • The D dorian bebop scale is D, E , F, F#, G, A , B, C Similar to the G Bebop Mixolydian Scale.
    The more you scales, arpeggios in all inversions and phrases you know the more diverse melodic lines you’ll play.

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