Scales for Improv on 7th Chords

Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Level 3
6

Learn the essential scales used to improvise over the most common 7th chords found in jazz and popular music. Scales are the musical building blocks used to create interesting solos.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the scales to use for improvising on all types of 7th chords
  • Explore the 3 key principles of soloing
  • Get inspired by a variety of playing examples
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Improvisation
  • Scales

Course Lessons

1
Scales for Improv on 7th Chords – Lesson 1
19:56

Major 7th Chords, Principles of Soloing

2
Scales for Improv on 7th Chords – Lesson 2
14:42

The Lydian, Major bebop, & Pentatonic b3 scales

3
Scales for Improv on 7th Chords – Lesson 3
18:43

Minor 7th Chords, Dorian Scale, Bebop 2 Versions

4
Scales for Improv on 7th Chords – Lesson 4
23:26

Dominant 7th Chords, Mixolydian, Bebop, Diminished, & Altered Scales

5
Scales for Improv on 7th Chords – Lesson 5
13:23

Half Diminished Chords, Diminished Scale, Diminished #7

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