In this lesson, I teach you the importance of practicing blending your improvisational concepts together for maximum benefit and flexibility. I demonstrate practicing playing over a ii-V-I progression while blending a dominant bebop scale with an altered scale and then into a major bebop scale.
This is a great lesson to help review these three must know scales but also to practice thinking fast and finding connections between each of the scales in the moment. Really knowing your scales is more than just intellectual knowledge but has more to do with the ability to instantly recall these notes and know what choices you have in the moment.
I demonstrate the concepts in this lesson on the soprano saxophone to one of the play alongs and give you many tips on how to best practice this material. (12 PDFs of 8 exercises in all 12 keys, 12 II-V-I play along tracks in all 12 keys, 35 Minute Video Lesson)
Ryan (verified owner) –
Found this very useful for intertwining different scales/ideas whilst still playing melodically. A few thought provoking ideas in there too, would definitely recommend.