#1
I would like to know a good scale for jazz solos/improv, and some examples if possible.

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#2
Pentatonic, Dorian, Locrian, some diminished licks here and there. However you need to understand chord tones to really play jazz, and you cant really do that if your limiting yourself to one scale/mode.
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#3
The blues scale is excellent for jazz, as well as dorian and mixolydian. Are you in a jazz band? It really takes a band to play jazz, unfortunately.
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Nah. Alls you need is you and a drummer. That's when the magic happens.
#8
But we're talking about soloing here.
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#9
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#10
Major/Relative Minor scales are good also.
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#11
Quote by Sendrith
I would like to know a good scale for jazz solos/improv, and some examples if possible.



"A" good scale!? ONE!? For Jazz? You gotta be kidding. Jazz uses everything.
That's one of the things that makes it jazz. This is kind of like asking what's
a good sentence to use in a paragraph. All depends on what the rest of the
paragraph is doing and what message you want to convey.
#12
Quote by edg
"A" good scale!? ONE!? For Jazz? You gotta be kidding. Jazz uses everything.
That's one of the things that makes it jazz. This is kind of like asking what's
a good sentence to use in a paragraph. All depends on what the rest of the
paragraph is doing and what message you want to convey.


thats a wonderful way to put it.
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#13
No easy way buddy. If you want to play jazz you need to know music theory. Otherwise it will sound like a mess.
Don't follow the trends. Do what feels right.
#14
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No easy way buddy. If you want to play jazz you need to know music theory. Otherwise it will sound like a mess.


You could play bluesy-jazz like BB King - he didn't have much theory.
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