A Major diatonic pattern is a pattern of notes that travel through a major tonality. Learning your diatonic patterns thoroughly is an important step in mastering the fundamentals of technique, melodic development, tonal center improvisation, more modern intervallic lines and chromatic approaches. Learning these diatonic patterns in all 12 keys will give a jazz improvisation student access to thousands of melodic ideas that they can use in their improvisations. Learning these lines will also give a student the confidence and technical skill they need to play in all 12 keys.
In this book, I have included 150 diatonic patterns based off of the major scale. Some of these patterns are common but many of them are unique. I’ve written the patterns in all 12 keys as a resource for students to work from. Mastering these diatonic patterns will take many hours of practice and discipline but you will find the process to be very rewarding and beneficial. Once mastered, these patterns will give you the building blocks from which you can create improvised solos. Each group of notes is not just a pattern, lick or technical exercise but a melody and idea that can be used while improvising. The more melodies and ideas you have in your mind the more creative you can be as an improviser.
-Mastering Major Diatonic Patterns has 150 great diatonic patterns in all 12 keys. It is a PDF file that you can download immediately so you can get to work.
-I have also included a 25 minute video lesson where I teach you how to use the book with an Aebersold play along and the best methods to integrate the ideas into your improvisation.
-Also included is a supplemental version of the book just in G Major for those of you who would rather just play the patterns in one key and then transpose them on your own.