All the jazz guitar scales required for jazz guitar are included in the scales and modes e-book below plus the two main bebop scales used in jazz, the dominant. Dorian: a minor mode which is often the mode of choice for jazz guitarists improvising over a minor code. Phrygian: the minor mode that adds a Spanish vibe to your solos. Lydian: beautiful scale to play over a major chord. Mixolydian: dominant chord scale that has a more blues-like sound. Learn these 7 guitar scales and you will be able to solo over almost any jazz standard. Understanding and knowing how to play these scales is.
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20 Jazz Guitar Scales & When to Use Them
The keys of G and C are used as models here: You simply have to move the hand up or down to the good starting note on the guitar scales jazz string and employ the exact same fingerings. The two previous exercises made you play the major scale in 12 keys.
guitar scales jazz Apply the above to find the melodic minor scale in 12 keys. Find your own fingerings, and attempt to keep the same fingers on each octave. Interested in Bebop Scale Fingerings?
See this cool lesson guitar scales jazz fitting a jazz scale to each jazz chord without too much hassle: And lastly, checkout this new bebop scale method I came up guitar scales jazz using the Barry Harris half-step technique… Diagonal Scales for Jazz Guitarist: In the diagrams below, take a look at how the intervals correspond with those in the associated chord.
For example, Lydian is suited to maj7 11 chords because of its 4 augmented 4th interval 4 is technically the same as 11 in music theory. Looking for chord backing tracks to practice these scales over?
I recommend the free Random Chord Generator. Select the appropriate chord guitar scales jazz from the drop down menu. Major 7th chords e.
C Major over Cmaj7 Characterised by the major 7th 7 added to the major triad 1, 3, 5.
Jazz Guitar Scales & Modes
Major 7th Sharp 11th chords e. C Lydian over Cmaj7 or Cmaj7 11 The 4 11 gives Lydian its distinctive flavour over major 7th chords 1, 3, 5, 7. Dominant 7th chords e.
C Mixolydian over C7 The basic dominant scale 1, 3, 5, b7. Half Diminished chords e. These derived scales have qualities that are well suited to those tense, altered jazz chords. Notice how the names of some of these scales refer to modes of the guitar scales jazz scale e. Dorian, Mixolydian but with slight alterations e.
Dorian b2 that make significant differences to the scale's overal sound Melodic Minor Play over: