Idea for advanced improvisers. (Lesson)

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Idea for advanced improvisers. (Lesson)

Post by MikkoKarhula » June 25th, 2017, 10:16 am


I made little video for opening locks in mind and maybe for teaching ears and fingers to something new. The basic idea is to mix scales together. This is easiest to practice with drone (sounding B5 chord in the background of the video). There is some examples of this idea for example in classical music where melodic minor scale is played upwards like jazz minor scale and downwards like natural minor scale. Also in jazz we can for example mix dorian scale and jazz minor scale together over minor7th chord. In ethno music there are added different pentatonic scales together resulting longer scale that can act differently when played up and down. I guess this is quite basic idea for you but it can be still interesting to try something new, some new hybrids of scales.

In this video there is B5-chord in the background and the harmony of the scales with to B7-chord. If you are interested you can have backing track and some tabs from
Happy weekend!
Kindest, Mikko


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Re: Idea for advanced improvisers. (Lesson)

Post by chroma » July 12th, 2017, 12:40 pm

Dom7 is the standard gateway to key modulation, distance to the new key center a basic factor of efficacy. But without modulation, there is no movement, so the scale changed to is arbitary.

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