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Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Beginner
Intermediate
00:54:28

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
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Best course yet!
This course was the most fun I've had so far on PWJ. Highly recommended.
Different and fun
Learning how notes work best with chords in scales
Awesome lessons
Jonny and the team you're fantastic
Something to aspire to for a beginner like me
Jonny makes playing look so easy. As a beginner I find it's much easier watched than done. Jonny is really encouraging. I'll continue practicing and look forward to playing like this someday.
Great course
This is a super great course. I always wondering how pop pianist improvise, how they always play the right tones, how they pick the notes from the scale and never heard wrong, Jonny tought all here. Thanks Jonny!!

Course Lessons

1
Scales for Improv on Major & Minor Chords – Lesson 1
16:03

2 Progressions, Major Scale, Principles of Soloing

2
Scales for Improv on Major & Minor Chords – Lesson 2
11:09

C Major 9 Scale, Cluster Positions, Pentatonic Scale

3
Scales for Improv on Major & Minor Chords – Lesson 3
17:31

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

Featured Reviews

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Best course yet!
This course was the most fun I've had so far on PWJ. Highly recommended.
Different and fun
Learning how notes work best with chords in scales
Awesome lessons
Jonny and the team you're fantastic
Something to aspire to for a beginner like me
Jonny makes playing look so easy. As a beginner I find it's much easier watched than done. Jonny is really encouraging. I'll continue practicing and look forward to playing like this someday.
Great course
This is a super great course. I always wondering how pop pianist improvise, how they always play the right tones, how they pick the notes from the scale and never heard wrong, Jonny tought all here. Thanks Jonny!!
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