Category Archives: Blues scales

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Full solo manual – Autumn Leaves
https://www.patreon.com/posts/42774284

Full solo manual – Blue Bossa
https://www.patreon.com/posts/43097272

Full solo manual – Pent Up House – for both Alto and Tenor
https://www.patreon.com/posts/44332147

Full solo manual – Perdido – for both Alto and Tenor
https://www.patreon.com/posts/43528942

Full solo manual – Take The A-train – for both Alto and Tenor
https://www.patreon.com/posts/44883581

Full solo manual – There Will Never Be Another You
https://www.patreon.com/posts/43814415

Full solo manual – Rhythm Changes
https://www.patreon.com/posts/47414602

Full solo manual – Blues in concert, alto and tenor key
https://www.patreon.com/posts/72950631

Solo transcription – Blue Bossa – diatonic chord and scale solo
https://www.patreon.com/posts/46780162

Solo transcription – On the sunny side of the street – diatonic chord and scale solo
https://www.patreon.com/posts/46123983

Pentatonic manual vol.1
https://www.patreon.com/posts/39388094

Bebop practice manual – chromatic surrounding notes – exercises and licks
https://www.patreon.com/posts/39557131

The overtone manual – exercises and licks Get better control
http://patreon.com/posts/38835806

23 functional major scale exercises + 46 example licks on how to apply
https://www.patreon.com/posts/38397480

Train your rhythm feel – exercises exploring quarter note and eight notes phrases
https://www.patreon.com/posts/37622527

60 scale patterns on functional harmony + 20 II-V-I licks using scale patterns
https://www.patreon.com/posts/37364646

64 ways to play a Cmaj chord + 20 I-V-I-V licks to be played on Rhythm Changes
https://www.patreon.com/posts/37364560

50 shades of Blues – dominant seven building blocks and 20 I-IV dominant lines
https://www.patreon.com/posts/36808560

20 basic minor II-V-I building blocks + 20 basic minor II-V-I licks – by Søren Ballegaard
https://www.patreon.com/posts/36620722

32 chromatic approach note bulding blocks + 20 II-V-I using chromaticism
https://www.patreon.com/posts/36621031

3 of the greatest bebop licks and 100 ways to practise and use them
https://www.patreon.com/posts/44072387

18 musical scale exercises applied to the major scale+examples licks on how to use
https://www.patreon.com/posts/38124808

32 chromatic bebop approach note structures and 20 chromatic bebop
https://www.patreon.com/posts/36621031

64 minor + alternate minor chord building blocks + 24 II-V-I lines using alternate minor
https://www.patreon.com/posts/37917989

64 ways to play a Cmaj chord + 20 I-V-I-V licks to be played on Rhythm Changes
https://www.patreon.com/posts/64-ways-to-play-37364560

74 one bar tritone substitute dominant lines + 20 II-V-I
https://www.patreon.com/posts/39102946

Add ons for minor chord solos – minor 6, minor 9, minor major, dominant 7(b9)
https://www.patreon.com/posts/43252315

Beginning the blues with one pentatonic scale
https://www.patreon.com/posts/44581076

Blues licks and scales compendium
https://www.patreon.com/posts/47710439

Chord note solo manual – effortless soloing using only chord notes
https://www.patreon.com/posts/41934321

Chord pattern exercise manual – basic 7th chords of the major scale
https://www.patreon.com/posts/41195255

Coltrane basic pattern practise module – major 9 – minor 9 – dominant 9 chords
https://www.patreon.com/posts/42239209

Dominant chord and scale alteration manual – b9 and b13
https://www.patreon.com/posts/41666654

Jazz Improvisation step 1 – the chords – blues in C
https://www.patreon.com/posts/40669564

Jazz improvisation step 2 – from chords to scales – tenor and alto
https://www.patreon.com/posts/42483935

Play great melodies toolbook
https://www.patreon.com/posts/41448250

The overtone exercise manual 1.0
https://www.patreon.com/posts/38835806

The Ultimate Practice Program Planner
https://www.patreon.com/posts/37806877

SØREN BALLEGAARD SCALE PRACTICE PDF
https://www.patreon.com/posts/37806462

10 Killer Solo Strategies on Funky Modal Grooves

10 Killer Solo Strategies on Funky Modal Grooves
How to keep your one chord solo funky?
How do you play one chord groove and keep it exciting?
In this video I will work with funky solo strategies and build up from simple to advanced.
We will begin with a simple pentatonic scale and go all the way to adding bebop.

LINK TO VIDEO

In this tutorial
10 killer Solo Strategies on Funky Modal Grooves
Play with great timing and rock steady groove
G minor pentatonic scale
Music theory with Albert Einstein 
Build up with Candy Dulfer
Repeating patterns in the pentatonic scale
The Dorian minor scale extension
Triads
4 and 5 note chords
Blues scale and bebop
https://www.patreon.com/posts/55988893

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PENTATONIC SCALES HOW TO PRACTICE AND USE IMMEDIATELY
https://youtu.be/ZRs1W9SJ57o

3 great melodic tools to develop strong melodies
https://youtu.be/F8gWYGhOKUs

10 ways to improve your timing
https://youtu.be/2k3NPy0qSPg

Play Amazing Bebop Lines Like This
https://youtu.be/hkEZhgq75cs

The best thing about the Blues and How to Use It
https://youtu.be/EwyfRuIWgAg

Dennis Chambers – Chameleon
https://youtu.be/WtaKRY8wqhA

Candy Dulfer – Lily was here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SfSQ3lQmJw

Candy Dulfer – Strasbourg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNx4EbTu10w

Miles davis – “so what”
https://youtu.be/ylXk1LBvIqU

Funky G minor groove
https://youtu.be/MJIMlr8tI2s

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The Best Thing About The Blues Scale And How To Use It

The Best Thing About The Blues Scale And How To Use It
The blues scale is a super great and flexible tool you can apply in any key and almost anywhere.
Here is how it works and how you add this to your playing. 

LINK TO VIDEO

In this tutorial
00:00 Why the blues scale works really great and how to use it
00:21 Gene Ammons – Jazz and blues!!!01:02 A pentatonic scale with an extra sharp note
01:58 Blues example on C7
02:40 Blues example in F7
03:48 Why does the Blue note sound so wrong and so great?
04:08 BB king would sound like this on saxophone
04:20 The wrong notes are leading notes
06:01 The inversion of the blues scale
08:05 Common blues lick
08:09 Major 6 blues lick
08:17 Fitting it together
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Blues licks and scales compendium
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How to add blues licks and sound in jazz and sound amazing

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How to use the blues scale in jazz and sound amazing

A lot of times in jazz you hear a great solo and suddenly a super fat blues lick.
Between the somewhat complicated lines many players often add a super great over the top blues line.
Blues and jazz are right out of the same bag. Learn here how you can play and mix both
In this video I go through some blues scales and blues licks and how to apply on different chord progressions

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In this tutorial
What is the blues sound?
Why does blues work?
The common blues scale
Blues licks
Using the blues sound in chord progressions
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BASIC BLUES – SOUND GREAT WITH ONLY ONE PENTATONIC SCALE
https://youtu.be/NaK81KNJBiI

Dave Brubeck tune – take 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT9Eh8wNMkw

Dizzy Gillespie – Birks Work
https://youtu.be/nW8i_UfqYNw

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