Long_way_down10
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2006
365 IQ
#1
Hey, I was just wondering. What kinds of scales would you use to improvise or solo in a jazz song? Would you use anything like a blues scale or is it something completely different? And if for some reason you guys can't tell me, do you know where I might be able to find out? Thanks in advance.
mustardman
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Join date: Dec 2004
414 IQ
#2
diminished is used alot. also, i think the dorian mode is common
justin_fraser
AKA J-Frase
Join date: Jan 2006
806 IQ
#4
All of them

There is no limit to what scales you can use, as they all give a different sound. The blues scale is what I started off on, and it was quite good for jazz. From there Ive moved onto modes and all that stupid stuff but ya, try out everything.

And by the way, dont forget about the major scale
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jony543
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2006
151 IQ
#5
I found that a jezzy sound comes when you play the major-pentatonic/blues scale on the minor chord.
try it.
Stukart
UG Newbie
Join date: Aug 2007
80 IQ
#6
a Myxolydian scale works aswel, combined with Bebop scale when going into a descending riff sounds great