"Jazz Scales" is a book of scales and exercises to help students learn the fundamentals of jazz improvisation.
What scales does this book include?
All seven modal scales, five of the seven melodic minor modal scales, all whole tone scales, diminished scales, pentatonic and blues scales. Transcribed in every key!
The full list is: Lydian, Ionian, Mixolydian, Dorian, Aeolian, Phrygian, Locrian, Lydian Augmented, Lydian Dominant, Ascending Melodic Minor, Half Diminished, Altered Dominant, Whole Tone, Diminished (Whole Step-Half Step and Half Step-Whole Step), Pentatonic and Blues Scales.
Just the scales?
Absolutely not! Each scale family includes exercises for practicing the melodies and harmonies produced by that scale.
Are there exercises for each scale?
Each exercise is written in one key, e.g. F Lydian, C Ionian, etc. You are strongly encouraged to learn the exercises in every key, but transcribing them in every key would require a book forty times longer!
I know how to read music, but I’m new to jazz. Is this a good book for me?
This is the perfect book for you! The essential melodic and harmonic tools for jazz improvisation are all here. This is a great way to increase your knowledge of jazz improvisation and theory.
I am completely new to music. Is this a good book for me?
Unfortunately, you need to know how to read music before using this book. Please come back to it when you know the basics and are ready to begin playing jazz!
Jazz, Method, Etudes and Exercises, Classroom, General Instructional