The Major Blues Scale (Gospel Scale) 1

Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Level 2
7

In this workshop, you will learn the most important piano scale for improvising over any musical style – the Major Blues Scale.

We’ll start with 3 exercises to master finger control, dexterity and speed. Jonny will you teach you his best techniques for improvising, including 3 essential grips, 8th notes, triplets, slides, turns, and other line building tips. We’ll dive further into the scale by learning the fingering for both hands in all 12 keys.

In the end, you’ll be able to improvise with this scale over blues, swing, bossa nova, and jazz ballads!

Course Objectives
  • Learn the Major Blues Scale with fingering for both hands in all 12 keys
  • Practice 3 essential exercises to master finger control, dexterity and speed
  • Develop your improv technique with grips, 8th notes and triplets
  • Discover Jonny's top 3 tips for creating interesting lines
  • Embellish the right hand with slides and turns
  • Understand how to use this scale to improv over 4 styles: blues, swing, bossa nova, and jazz ballad
Learning Focus
  • Exercises
  • Improvisation
  • Scales
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