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Old 11-20-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
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soloing using the diminished scale

So my jazz guitar teacher wants me to start using the diminished scale over Dominant 7th chords. When he explained it to me, i understood but that was yesterday and i kind of forgot some of it. So i remember him telling me that if i want to use the diminished scale over a G7 chord, i would go up a half step play said scale. Now i know that scale comes back on other areas of the fretboard, do i count a minor third off of the 4th fret in which i started the scale or do i start from G?
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:39 PM   #3
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After i started playing the scale it makes sense in a weird way
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:19 AM   #4
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:25 AM   #5
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When i started playing the scale, i related it to G7 and when you start on the 4th fret, flat 9, which is a common chord in jazz it made sense cause the arpeggio off that has the notes of G7 in it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:42 AM   #6
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Your guitar obviously has no idea how to teach you.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:07 AM   #7
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So my jazz guitar teacher wants me to start using the diminished scale over Dominant 7th chords. When he explained it to me, i understood but that was yesterday and i kind of forgot some of it. So i remember him telling me that if i want to use the diminished scale over a G7 chord, i would go up a half step play said scale. Now i know that scale comes back on other areas of the fretboard, do i count a minor third off of the 4th fret in which i started the scale or do i start from G?

In the context of a ii-V-I, Dm7 - G7 - Cmaj7

Use the G H-W diminished scale over the V. Your teacher has told you to play the diminished scale up a semitone (Ab W-H diminished scale) cuz some people find it easier.

The result will be the same. The scale will bring out altered tensions, and try to use it without making it sound like a scale. Think phrasing.

You need to practice this a lot until your ear becomes familiar with the sound of the scale.
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