#1
I've been trying to learn how to decide what scales I should use over chord progressions, and I was wondering if anybody could tell me what they would use over these chords. I've got an idea, but I want to make sure I'm on the right track (it's a jazz tune, if that makes a difference to anyone).

The chords are: Gm7 Eb7 Gm7 Bb7 A7 Ab7 Gm7

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#2
Damn, lot of dominant chords in there. Sure your notation's right?

Anyhow, from that chromatic walk (A7 Ab7 Gm7) down to the G I'd say it's in the key of G, try G minor. Lack of D (V chord in G) is a bit weird, but eh, I'm not a big jazz guy, I hear they do things a bit different on that side of music.
#3
With all of those dominants in there really isn't anything that will exactly fit. G minor pentatonic will work OK, but I think you would be better off sticking to chord tones for that progression.
#4
Quote by MopMaster
Damn, lot of dominant chords in there. Sure your notation's right?

Anyhow, from that chromatic walk (A7 Ab7 Gm7) down to the G I'd say it's in the key of G, try G minor. Lack of D (V chord in G) is a bit weird, but eh, I'm not a big jazz guy, I hear they do things a bit different on that side of music.


I'm almost positive that the notation is right. I had pretty much the same thought process that you had.
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#5
Quote by Scarred_surface
With all of those dominants in there really isn't anything that will exactly fit. G minor pentatonic will work OK, but I think you would be better off sticking to chord tones for that progression.
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#6
the first 4 chords can be solo'd over using the F major scale with some alterations. ok for example take this shape in the F pitch collection (major scale) E: 5 6 8 B: 5 6 8 G: 5 7 D: 5 7 8 A: 5 7 8 E: 5 6 8 you can pretty much use that the entire time, for Gm7, for the Eb7 just add the note C# to the scale, and target that note during that chord (keep in mind still staying within that shape, just add a C#) back to Gm7 using the shape, for Bb7 add the note G#, target it during the Bb7. or for that entire Bb7 A7 Ab7 section, use the Eb pitch collection (or in other words, notes of a Eb major scale), you can lower the D to a Db to get a bluesier sound if you want as well. and then the final Gm7 is back to notes from the F major scale (shape above)

Uh...no.

The non-chromatic part is G minor, if you are having a tough time over the chromatic run, just follow the chord tones.