Scales Every Serious Jazz Student Should Learn – Part 1

To know a scale “inside out” means that you know a scale starting anywhere in the scale, both ascending and descending” – Bergonzi

 

My list of scales:

  • Major
  • Dorian
  • Mixolydian
  •  Lydian
  • Lydian Dominant
  • Harmonic Minor
  • Melodic Minor (Ascending)
  • Locrian
  • Locrian #2
  • Superlocrian (Diminished Whole Tone / Altered)
  • Diminished
  • 8-Toned Dominant / Half Whole Diminished
  • Whole Tone
  • Augmented
  • Blues
  • Major Pentatonic
  • Minor Pentatonic

 

Here they are written out in the key of C:

 

Scales for Improv Part 1 in C

 

Scales for Improv Part 1 in C – BC

 

Happy Practicing!

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