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Thread: Jazz scales??

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    Registered User Milo's Avatar
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    Jazz scales??

    hi,
    somebody knows if there are special scales for improvising on a jazz rhythm?? somebody knows where i can find scales and how is structured a jazz rhythm, (i mean like the I-IV-V for blues)

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    there are many. jazz theory leaves alot of room for improvisation outside the scale, so you are free to do whatever you think sounds good.

    if youre looking for rhythms, the best source is other jazz musicians. again, jazz is wide open for interpretation beyond strict theory. (though 5:4 seems to be a pretty common time).

    a good resource is "the jazz theory book" by mark levine.

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    Learn the modes first.. and then 7th chords.
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    Take Ricky´s advice. Guni has written some great articles about those topics for ibreathe... check the article-section
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    There are no jazz scales per se. You've got to play over the chord changes. And that takes practice. Best bet is to buy a beginner jazz guitar book. And start listening to some jazz guitar players.
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    To Milo,

    I would say try a simple approach. Take a a Domanant 7th Arpeggio ,and follow the Chords of the I , IV, V.

    If it's in "A Minor" Play The A7 Arp for A , D7 for D , and E7 for E.

    If it's Major or 7th do the same thing .

    I've seen kids who have been playing 6 months , start soloing with this advice.

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