5 Secrets for Mastering the Altered Scale (Premium)
The dominant chord is one of the most versatile chords in the jazz repertoire, and it’s your best bet for adding harmonic tension and melodic interest to your lines. The only problem is that many players approach this sound with the same old scales and licks every time. And this can get pretty boring…
That’s why today we’re going to show you one of the most powerful techniques for playing V7 chords like a pro – the altered scale.
Transforming this often misunderstood scale from a mundane theory exercise into an invaluable melodic tool that you can start using in every solo.
Here are 5 Secrets to Mastering the Altered Scale…
#1) Master the basic scale
If you ask a group of musicians about what to play over an altered dominant chord you’re likely to get a number of answers.
From melodic minor scales to diminished patterns, and even tritone substitutions…
But what you might not realize is that most of these altered approaches are describing the same scale.
That’s a lot of theory jargon. But at the end of the day, it’s just four different ways of looking ...
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