Scales for Improv on Major and Minor Chords

Jonny May
Level 1
Level 2

Learn a variety of scales to get started with improvisation over major and minor chords. After covering common progressions, you’ll discover the tips and tricks to improvise with confidence.

Course Objectives
  • Learn common chord progressions in major and minor keys.
  • Master the principles of soloing and creating interesting solo lines.
  • Discover how to use the major and pentatonic scale.
  • Explore the minor scale, extensions, clusters, and minor pentatonic.
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Improvisation
  • Scales

Course Lessons

Scales for Improv on Major & Minor Chords – Lesson 1

2 Progressions, Major Scale, Principles of Soloing

Scales for Improv on Major & Minor Chords – Lesson 2

C Major 9 Scale, Cluster Positions, Pentatonic Scale

Scales for Improv on Major & Minor Chords – Lesson 3

2 Minor Progressions, Natural Minor Scale, Minor 11, & Minor Pentatonic

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