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Practise after mastering major scales

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by 33degrees, Aug 6, 2005.


  1. 33degrees

    33degrees

    Jun 4, 2005
    Spain
    ive been practising my major scales for the last 10 months and i think i have finally nailed them over the entire board on all strings up and down in any position and calling out every note in every key including the thumb position, and i also play the relative 2 and 5 chords whilst in that key. but what now?
    :confused:
     
  2. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Do I - vi - ii - V in each key. iii - VI - ii - V in each key.

    minor scales and chords.

    Diminished scales and chords

    Whole tone scales
     
  3. 33degrees

    33degrees

    Jun 4, 2005
    Spain
    do you think harmonic is good next? or melodic minor?
     
  4. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    melodic minor

    Also do Blues and Rhythm Changes in all keys

    Are you doing your scales in different patterns (e.g., in 3rds) rather than just in order?
     
  5. Pcocobass

    Pcocobass

    Jun 16, 2005
    New York
    Have you played the scales up and down starting on the second, third, fourth, etc. of the major scale (i.e. the major modes)? I didn't fully understand this post.... What about arpeggios?
     
  6. 33degrees

    33degrees

    Jun 4, 2005
    Spain
    no i havent done the modes, or 2 octave chords but ive done the 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths 7ths and 10ths (as in Rays book). just wandered whether or not its a good time to move on to other scales or should i keep working the major scales?