When you’re first learning jazz it’s hard to get that jazz sound that gives tensions and sounds like we’re not playing like a baby. It might sound to you like you’re playing is sooo beginner-ish still.
Well, here’s how to change it. By learning the altered scale we will immediately give our playing lots of tension and color by using the extensions in this scale.
- 1. The altered scale is 1, b2, b3, 3, #4, b6, b7 , 1.
- 2. The altered scale is to be used over dominant chords.
- 3. You can think of the altered scale as a half step up melodic minor scale. i.e. C altered scale would be a Db melodic minor scale played from C to C.
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