whats a good scale for jazz soloing. is it just major scale but flat 5 or is there more to it than that?
you cant really use just one scale. you change scale to suit the chord you are playing over.

eg: for F#Maj7 A7 Ddim F#Maj7 you could use F# ionian, A mixolydian, D locrian and back to F# ionian.

btw you dont HAVE to use a mode that uses the root of the chord as the tonic. in fact mixing it up a bit can sound better. keep in mind though that the notes in the scale should match roughly with the chord underneath it.
Last edited by no_thing101 at Jan 22, 2009,