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improv wk 2 material and assignment

May 6, 2013

morizing a scale
pay attention to the shape of the pattern of the scale run on your instrument
recognize the sound of the scale
make melodies of scale by playing around with it all over your instrument
how to practice scales
change the intervals use most of the range of your instrument

how to learn scales
learn songs and the s scales that are in them + study\play scales
how to memorize a scale for a chord play around with different intervals and all over the instrument
modes
are modes major minor or domint 7 are they bright or dark
1 lydian is brightest C D E F# G A B R 1 2 3 #4 5 6 7 MAJIOR HARMONIES
2 ioian C D E F G A B
3 mixolydian dominant 7 C D E F G A Bb R 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7
4 dorian minor C D Eb F G A B R 1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7
5 aeolian minor C D Eb F G Ab B R 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7
6 phrygin minor C Db Eb F G Ab B R 1 2b b3 4 5 b6 b7
7 locrian minor C Db Eb F Gb Ab B R 1 2b b3 4 5b b6 b7
dominant scale choices
8 lydian b7 dom 7 C D E F# G A Bb R 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7
9 altered scale dom 7 C Db(9) E F# G A Bb R 1 (b9) #9 3 #11 b13 b7 can use the 5yh
10 symmetrical diminished C Db(9) E F# G A Bb R 1 (b9) #9 3 5 6 b7
using chord scales
use chord tones along with the scale
week 2 assignement
demonstrate yoou knowledge of 6 chard scales
play the basic scale
start experimenting with the scale by playing around with it all over the instruement
demonstrate confort level with each of the six scales

To complete this week’s assignment:

Review this lesson’s video lecture presentation of the ten commonly-used chord scales. Make certain you understand all of the scales, what harmonies they are related to, and how to best practice them. Here’s a link to the notation of the ten scales:

Download the Ten Most Common Scales PDF

Record your scale-playing assignment (see specific instructions below).

We’re going to concentrate on subset of the 10 scales for this assignment.

Record examples, about 30 to 60 seconds each, playing on each of these six chord scales, demonstrating that you are comfortable with each scale:

A Lydian flat7
C Locrian
F7 altered
D Dorian
B Lydian
Eb Aeolian
Post your recording to SoundCloud

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