How to Improvise a Solo With the Lydian Scale 2

Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Level 3
10

In this workshop, you will learn how to improvise piano over major chords with a hopeful & magical sounding scale – the Lydian scale!

We’ll start with learning the notes of the scale along with the common chord progressions you can use when soloing. Then we’ll learn 5 left hand accompaniments, including stock rock, latin, rootless voicing, 10th stride, and flowing. 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 Lydian scale in every key
  • Discover 11 chords and 3 common chord progressions you can use with the Lydian scale
  • Master 5 left hand accompaniments: stock rock, latin, rootless voicing, 10th stride, and flowing
  • Develop your soloing technique with triad pairs, outlining 7ths, turns, and patterns
  • Understand how to solo over multiple chords
Learning Focus
  • Exercises
  • Improvisation
  • Scales
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