Right now I'm trying to get a firmer grasp on the different scales since I'm trying to get into the whole jazz deal . Before I had to quit taking lessons from him, my teacher showed me a few different patterns/ways to play thru the major scales in all keys. I'm guessing this was to get to know the scales better and to be better prepared to start improvising over chords and so on. The different patterns he showed me was 3rds ascending and descending and a pattern for minor scales, which 1 2 b3 5 (i.e A B C E, B C D F, C D E G and so on.) Right now I'm working on memorizing the arpeggios to the different chords in all 12 keys. What chords should I focus on? I've found some different patterns here: http://www.jazzbooks.com/jazzhandbook/10_practice_procedures.pdf Are there any other good exercises like these really to get the different scales and chord tones and other important info into your mind and muscle memory? Thanks in advance!