#1
Does anyone have some suggestions of good jazz scales to learn, I was trying to play along with my Dave Brubeck recrods and realized straight pentatonic and major scales dont always fit that well.

Thanks
#2
Learn your modes?? I'd explain them but theres so many lessons on ug and online in general. If you dont get them then Ill try to explain myself.
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#3
Well even before learning scales it's important to understand the chord progressions. You can't usually use just one scale over a progression, besides a few exceptions like modal jazz.

Learn chord construction.
Learn the keys chords are located in.
Learn your modes of the major scale.
Learn the application of these modes over the various chords.

After that, you have the bare bones of jazz soloing. There are other scales that can be incorporated, and much more in-depth techniques, but these basics are probably where you should start.
#4
Learn all the Jazz modes like Superlocrian etc.

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#5
learn:

The modes
Melodic Minor modes
Bebop Scale (which is a Mixolydian mode with an added major 7th) so in the key G it would be: G A B C D E F F#
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#6
I would learn the diminished scale, melodic minor, and major scale including the modes for these scales. The bebop scales are just normal modes with an added chromatic.
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#7
there's no such thing as jazz scales !!!

you can sound jazz by using a simple major scale. its just how you approach it. And how the band approaches it.
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Well even before learning scales it's important to understand the chord progressions. You can't usually use just one scale over a progression, besides a few exceptions like modal jazz.

Learn chord construction.
Learn the keys chords are located in.
Learn your modes of the major scale.
Learn the application of these modes over the various chords.

After that, you have the bare bones of jazz soloing. There are other scales that can be incorporated, and much more in-depth techniques, but these basics are probably where you should start.
Psychodelia is right on the money. I might also suggest that you check out the late, great Ted Greene's two-volume set Jazz Guitar Single Note Soloing.
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#9
Quote by cold_static544
there's no such thing as jazz scales !!!

you can sound jazz by using a simple major scale. its just how you approach it. And how the band approaches it.


Technically no, but there are unusual modes which have become popular in jazz music, and are refered to as jazz modes.

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Quote by cold_static544
there's no such thing as jazz scales !!!

you can sound jazz by using a simple major scale. its just how you approach it. And how the band approaches it.


"Bepop-scale"

?
#11
what i meant is that to do jazz what matters is not just the scale but how one interprets it.
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dude like every song has disortion

and its called distorting