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misery



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:03 am    Post subject: <Updated> Ever wondered what scale to play over which Reply with quote

I've been working on this for months now. A table of what scales, arpeggios and triads to play over different chords commonly found in jazz and fusion. The information is gathered from various sources: Scott Henderson's video Jazz Fusion, the book Guitar Lessons With The Greats, John Scofield's video On Improvisation, the tables from Scott Lerner's website, other websites and a little research on my own. Here it is:

http://teinum.no/alexander/Note_Choice.pdf

This table uses paralell thinking.

Example: To play in lydian over a C major chord

On the right of the Cmaj7 column it says 5, which is from where you want to play the major scale. The fifth degree of the C major scale is C D E F ...yup... G. This means that you should play G major over the C major chord. So don't get confused by paralell thinking and deriving from a major scale. You're moving the major scale itself around, not starting at another degree inside the major scale of the chord.

Other useful goodies

I've also made a table of the major harmony and the melodic minor harmony. The major harmony table follows the circle of fifths, and also functions as a circle of fifths. Far on the left you can see how many #'s and b's there are in the different keys. The melodic minor table follows the same order of keys to look more familiar.

The tables includes the different chords of the scale, extensions and modes, which can be useful. To find the paralell minor of a major chord, F# major for instance, look F# major up in the table and you've got E# at the sixth degree.

http://teinum.no/alexander/Major_Harmony.pdf
http://teinum.no/alexander/Melodic_Minor_Harmony.pdf


I'm open to suggestions on how to improve these tables.
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misery



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've made a new and improved version of the table:

http://teinum.no/alexander/Table_of_Note_Choice.pdf
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i havent looked at those, and maybe i never will. but nonethe less, true gent are thee for making it
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morko



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi man, congrats on a great job !

I did such a map myself some time ago, using the Frank GambaleTechnique books as a base. You should check these books also.

If anyone explains how to post my map right here (Word format), I'll do it ! On one page, you'll have all the info needed. Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:30 pm    Post subject: link not working? Reply with quote

I realize this is an old post, but I'm wondering if anyone has the PDF mentioned in this thread, or a new link. I'd like to check it out.

thanks for your time,
Dave
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same here. Hope it's not too late for that.

cheers

Mike
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