This week we are going to look at a really cool way to play ‘out.’ The altered scale is an awesome way to add a ton of tension to a ii-V-I or whatever progression you choose to use it over. The altered scale is based off of the 7th mode of the melodic minor scale and in this episode we are going to explain the theory behind this device and give you some practical lines with which to start using it in your own playing. Next week we are going to get more advanced and talk about some ways to use this scale based on triads. But for this week, make sure you understand how this scale works and get the basics down. Happy practicing!
I’m also very excited to announce the launch of the 10 Minute Jazz Lesson “Inner Circle” This is a monthly subscription service that will provide you with more practice material than you know what to do with! Every month we will feature a brand new transcription and dig deeply into what makes it tick. Think about this as our lick of the month series on steroids! To learn more about how much material you can get for only $5 a month please visit THIS LINK or click on the Inner Circle tab on our website. Support jazz education by supporting the 10 Minute Jazz Lesson!