Jazz Scales for Guitar (eBook + Online Audio)
This book will teach guitarists how to construct and play the scales and modes used in jazz improvisation. Through the study of these scales, students will expand their musical vocabulary for jazz improvisation. Scales are presented in standard notation, tab, linear diagrams showing the scales intervallic makeup, and fingering patterns. Online audio recordings of the chord progressions and etudes are provided so the student can hear how these scales may be used in real life situations. Audio available for d ...more
Product Number:
98921BCDEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
80
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6106-5706-3
ISBN13:
978-16106-5706-8
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
10/27/2015
This book will teach guitarists how to construct and play the scales and modes used in jazz improvisation. Through the study of these scales, students will expand their musical vocabulary for jazz improvisation. Scales are presented in standard notation, tab, linear diagrams showing the scales intervallic makeup, and fingering patterns. Online audio recordings of the chord progressions and etudes are provided so the student can hear how these scales may be used in real life situations. Audio available for download online.
Jazz Scales for Guitar

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................... 3
Major Scales ................................................................................................................................................... 4
Major Scale Modes ....................................................................................................................................... 14
Aeolian Mode ................................................................................................................................... 15
Dorian Mode .................................................................................................................................... 19
Phrygian Mode ................................................................................................................................. 22
Lydian Mode .................................................................................................................................... 25
Mixolydian Mode ............................................................................................................................. 28
Locrian Mode ................................................................................................................................... 31
Harmonic, Melodic and Jazz Melodic Minor Scales.................................................................................... 34
Lydian Dominant Scales ............................................................................................................................... 41
Altered Scales ............................................................................................................................................... 44
Bebop Scales ................................................................................................................................................ 47
Major Bebop Scales ......................................................................................................................... 48
Dorian Bebop Scales ........................................................................................................................ 51
Mixolydian Bebop Scales................................................................................................................. 54
Pentatonic Scales .......................................................................................................................................... 57
Major Pentatonic Scales ................................................................................................................... 58
Minor Pentatonic Scales ................................................................................................................... 61
Blues Scales .................................................................................................................................................. 64
Symmetrical Scales ...................................................................................................................................... 68
Diminished (Whole-Half) Scales ..................................................................................................... 69
Diminished (Half-Whole) Scales ..................................................................................................... 72
Whole-Tone Scales ........................................................................................................................... 75
Chromatic Scales .............................................................................................................................. 78
 
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