Category Archives: Approaches to Soloing

How To Add The Major Bebop Scale To Your Playing

Have you ever heard of the bebop scale? Do you wish knew more ways to bridge the gap between the scales you know and what real jazz musicians actually use in their jazz solos? One of the best ways to go about doing this is to learn the method behind the major bebop scale. When used…

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Altered Scale – A Simple How To Guide

Are you curious how to use the altered scale? Are your dominant chords getting a bit boring? Do you wish you knew some more interesting scales to use over them? Well, in today’s jazz scale lesson I’m going to teach you a very cool sounding scale you can play over your dominant chords. This scale…

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7 Tips To Help You Play Better At Fast Tempos

Do you have trouble playing well at faster tempos? Do you feel like you just can’t execute your ideas as clearly as you’d like? Do you sound good at slower tempos but the second the tempo starts getting up there your jazz improvisation starts to suffer? If you answered yes, (which most musicians probably will) there…

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Jazz Licks Starting On Any Note (Part 2)

In today’s jazz licks lesson we’re going to learn 3 awesome licks that start on the 9th of a minor chord. This is the second article in our “How To Play Jazz Licks Starting On Any Note Series”. Armed with the ability to start your jazz improvisation on any note, you’re soloing will really become…

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How To Play Great Jazz Licks Starting On Any Note (Part 1)

In today’s free jazz improvisation lesson we’re going to take a look at some cool new jazz licks. Now, this won’t be your normal everyday run of the mill type jazz lick lesson.  No, we’re going to approach this jazz improvisation lesson in a unique way. We’re going to learn how to play a lick…

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Jazz Minor Scale Formulas And How To Solo With Them

In today’s jazz lesson you’re going to learn how to quickly add jazz minor scale techniques and modes into your playing. Whether you’re playing in a jazz rock band, a bebop band, a latin jazz band, or another direction, this jazz minor scale tutorial will be useful. I think you’ll enjoy this particular jazz lesson…

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3 Of The Most Useful Scales To Play Over Major Chords

When most players first start jamming over major chords they’yl usually turn to licks and ideas built from the major scale. This can great a nice inside sound but often times the lines can get predictable and somewhat boring. We don’t want to be boring and predictable right? 🙂 Fortunately, there is a solution to…

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10 Jazz Scales You Should Know

Do you want to learn more about jazz scales? Congratulations you’ve come to the right place. This jazz scales article and many others on this site will help you! Musicians love scales. We really do! They sit nicely on our instruments, they are easy to play over changes, and many of us have been playing them…

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