How to Improvise a Solo With the Dorian Scale 2

Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Level 3
10

In this workshop, you will learn how to improvise piano with the Dorian scale – a must-know scale for jazz, blues, latin, and funk.

We’ll start with learning the notes of the scale along with 7 chords and 3 chord progressions you can use when soloing. Then we’ll learn 5 left hand accompaniments, including rock, latin, 10th stride, flowing, and comping. Jonny will you teach you his best techniques for soloing, including triad pairs, outlining 7ths, turns, and patterns.

To finish, we’ll practice a scale shifting exercise and learn how to solo over multiple chords.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the notes of the Dorian scale in every key
  • Discover 7 chords and 3 chord progressions you can use the Dorian scale to solo over
  • Master 5 left hand accompaniments: rock, latin, 10th stride, flowing, comping
  • Develop your soloing technique with triad pairs, outlining 7ths, turns, and patterns
  • Understand how to connect scales and solo over multiple chords
Learning Focus
  • Exercises
  • Improvisation
  • Scales
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