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Old 09-11-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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I'm getting more into Jazz and would like to know which scale this man uses at the start. I've been a blues guy for a long time and would like to jazz up my guitar playing. Help would be much appreciated. (around 0:27)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBQf...eature=g-user-u
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:25 AM   #2
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That has nothing to do with scales, he's using dissonant notes to embellish chord tones.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:29 AM   #3
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How would you recommend me to learn to play like that?
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:35 AM   #4
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Listen to and transcribe jazz.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:10 AM   #5
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How would you recommend me to learn to play like that?



if your serious about jazz...this will take some time to absorbe-listen to jazz players!

learn diatonic harmony -- in all 12 keys
the chords (and inversions) scales, arpeggios for each degree in all positions,

then the application of the harmony: standards
you will find many examples of how chords relate to each other in the songs of cole porter and gershwin..most are fairly easy..but harmonically rich..and form the basis for many song writers that followed..(lennon/mcartney, paul simon, billy joel, freddy mercury..to name a few)

read some harmony texts

find some musicians that play/know jazz you can jam with..this is important..you learn alot from more advanced players..

play well

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Old 09-11-2012, 01:23 PM   #6
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If I was playing that first lick I would think of it as being in the 'blues scale', which to me means major/minor pentatonic (depending on context, often both at once) with whatever accidentals I feel would sound cool. It's not so scientific and if you're looking at jazz you wanna pay attention to the chord tones more than anything.
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