Beginner’s Guide to Improvisation

Beginner’s Guide to Improvisation

This week’s post is inspired by one of our subscribers so thanks again for all you support, readership and feedback.   For any beginner player (and even intermediate or advanced) improvisation can be daunting, I’ve seen this many times on students’...
The Altered Scale (Advanced)

The Altered Scale (Advanced)

Hey there, today we have a more advanced topic, delving into the world of jazz with “the altered scale”.   What is the altered scale? The altered scale is the Locrian mode (built on the 7th degree) of the melodic minor scale – quick side note –...
Approaching Modes (Advanced)

Approaching Modes (Advanced)

As you may have seen in last week’s blog – Approaching Scales – I mentioned playing through modes and promised to deal with that next week. Well last week’s next week is this week, so here we are.   Firstly, what are modes? A mode indicates...
Approaching Scales

Approaching Scales

Hello Readers! In this blog so far we have talked a bit about scales, both with the Importance of Learning Scales and also with a Focused Scales Practice Session.   I now want to look at approaching learning these scales so you can get the most out of them.   One...
The Importance of Learning Scales

The Importance of Learning Scales

Since I’m still a newbie to the blog world, I thought for my 2nd blog I would tackle a subject that’s quite easy to prove – The importance of learning (and memorising… and practicing… and applying) scales. Admittedly, this is not the most fun topic but if you...