Jazz Guitar Scales

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JAZZ GUITAR SCALES IN CONTEXT

Learning jazz guitar scales can seem daunting, that’s why we created the Fastlines series of printed and ePub range of low cost guitar methods. You can download our free taster PDF and listen to all the lick ideas that are presented in the printed and ePub book. We hope you enjoy listening to the examples and that you will consider buying our low cost printed versions direct from Amazon.

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So what are the main problems in learning to improvise and understanding how jazz guitar scales work? The biggest challenge is having a good library of musical ideas to work with and develop. If you have a range of great sounding ideas and backing tracks to actually play them over; that is half the battle.

By learning the jazz guitar lines presented here, you are building up a resource or library of pre learned phrases that you will develop and change as you continue your practice.

FASTLINES JAZZ PRIMER  

COURSE DEVISED BY: Ged Brockie

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate

ALSO SEE: Score Jazz Play Alongs  

Introductory package for beginners includes:- II-V-I lines in both arpeggio and scalar forms, chromatic movement of lines, playing through minor progressions, use of altered tones and rhythmic variation.

Complete solo included with play along facility.

Projects include: Arpeggio playing, inner-lines, altered chords, warm up techniques and solo construction.

Backtrack section contains standard jazz progression in various styles in the keys of D minor, C major, G major.

DEMO MATERIAL FROM FASTLINES JAZZ PRIMER

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RESOURCES

1. Download the pdf by clicking the icon below and save to your desktop and print.

2. The Fastlines are in media player one, the Backtracks in media player 2.

3. Fastlines 1 -20 demonstrate techniques & melodic ideas pertinent to jazz harmony. The jazz solo played at the end of the lick section uses many of the licks presented earlier.

FASTLINES JAZZ PRIMER LICK LIBRARY


FASTLINES JAZZ PRIMER BACKTRACKS

Now, put your newly learned Jazz Fastlines to good use by soloing with them over these three backing tracks. Check out each Fastline in how it’s used and then learn to play the Backtracks as well, each one is notated in the pdf.


If you are looking for more ideas regarding jazz guitar scales, make sure to check out our Intermediate and Advanced jazz guitar methods in the Fastlines range.

FASTLINES JAZZ INTERMEDIATE  

COURSE DEVISED BY: Ged Brockie

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced

ALSO SEE: Score Jazz Play Alongs  

Intermediate to advanced player package includes:- Rhythmic displacement, upper and lower neighbour tones, chromatic approach tones, modal ideas, left hand techniques and playing over the bar line.

Complete solo included with play along facility.

Projects include: repeated rhythmic figures, wide interval playing, substitution principles, syncopated rhythms.

Backtrack section contains standard jazz progression in various styles: swing, modal, Latin, ballad, slow swing.

 

DEMO MATERIAL FROM FASTLINES JAZZ INTERMEDIATE

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FASTLINES JAZZ INTERMEDIATE LICK LIBRARY


FASTLINES JAZZ INTERMEDIATE BACKTRACKS

Now, put your newly learned Jazz Fastlines to good use by soloing with them over these three backing tracks. Check out each Fastline in how it’s used and then learn to play the Backtracks as well, each one is notated in the pdf.


 

FASTLINES JAZZ ADVANCED  

COURSE DEVISED BY: Ged Brockie

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Advanced

ALSO SEE: Score Jazz Play Alongs  

Advanced player package includes:- Flat five subsititution, lines in fourths, triadic substitution, contemporary and modern rhythm changes, scales built from the lydian mode, diminished lines and wide interval playing.

Complete solo included with play along facility.

Projects include: Quartal harmony, movement of a half-step, exploiting the flattened fifth, combining major arpeggios.

Backtrack section contains standard jazz progression in various styles: Rhythm changes, altered chord progressions, Lydian backing tracks.

DEMO MATERIAL FROM FASTLINES JAZZ ADVANCED

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FASTLINES JAZZ ADVANCED LICK LIBRARY


FASTLINES JAZZ ADVANCED BACKTRACKS

Now, put your newly learned Jazz Fastlines to good use by soloing with them over these three backing tracks. Check out each Fastline in how it’s used and then learn to play the Backtracks as well, each one is notated in the pdf.


 

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