In this new lesson entitled “Simple Melodic Concept to Improvise with Scales Lesson”, I introduce you to a concept I teach to beginning to intermediate improvisers to get them started with melodic material. This is a great lesson that will get a student using the notes from a scale in a melodic way that they can build off of. Although this is a simple concept in theory, the material can be used in countless ways while improvising. Once the student masters this first melodic concept they can use it as a foundation to build further melodic concepts off of.
The lesson comes with a PDF of the examples in C as well as multiple play-alongs to practice to. Three are a play-along of ii-7-V7-IMaj7 progression in all 12 keys at three different speeds. There are also three other play-alongs which go through the Dominant 7th, Major 7th and Minor 7th chords around the cycle of fifths.
I demonstrate the concepts in this lesson on the soprano saxophone to chords played on the piano as well as to the provided play-along tracks. (4 PDFs of chord progressions to practice to, 6 play-along tracks to practice the material with, a PDF of the concept written out in C Major, 36 Minute Video Lesson)