The Best Scale to Improvise Jazz Piano

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Jonny May
Lesson Sheet
Level 2

Learn to improvise using the “Gospel Scale,” also known as the pentatonic b3 scale. This can be used over almost any style.

Learning Focus
  • Improvisation
  • Riffs
Music Style
  • Blues
  • Country
  • Fundamentals
  • Jazz Ballads
  • Jazz Swing
  • Latin Jazz
  • Pop
  • Stride
Associated Quick Tips

Start improvising now with this beginner jazz piano scale. Professional pianists use the Gospel Scale to improv in any style—swing, Latin, stride, pop,...