This is a beginner improviser series for alto sax. In this series of lessons I will take you from the very beginning and teach you how to improvise.
In this lesson 9A, I will teach you about the Ab major scale, the Bb dorian scale, the Eb mixolydian scale and the chords that these work over. I also teach you the F blues scale and the Ab Major Blues scale and show you how to use those over a variety of grooves.
I provide you with a tracking sheet to keep track of the scales and chords that you have mastered so far and give you tips on how to use the sheet to organize your practice routine.
I teach you how to use each of these scales to come up with material to play over the Aebersold play alongs. I spend a lot of time talking about hearing the resolution points within each scale and chord and what to listen for when improvising.
My goal with these series of lessons is too teach you all the basic chords and scales in every key and get you improvising in a fluent way over some common jazz standards. I demonstrate all the material on my alto saxophone. (33 Minute Video & PDF)