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Whole Tone Scale Patterns - Lesson 100

Lesson by: Brian Haner Sr.

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Maybe it's because I'm unfamiliar with the whole-tone scale sound, but I have no clue on which root note I should start when using the backing tracks.
The backingtracks are a ii V i in C minor and ii V I in C major. That tells you that the chords are Dm|G7|Cm or Dm|G7||C(I didn't really go for fancy pants stuff there but in the backingtrack the chords are fancier than that). From the intervals in the Whole tone scale you know tht it works over. Major chord so for example you can chose the C whole tone scale to play over the V-I transition. The other root notes are D and G. What's important to note is that the backingtracks are jazz and improvising over jazz isn't really as straightforward as improvising over your typical rock backingtrack. You really need to think about what you do over each individual chord(scales, arpeggios), you can definitely not use the one scale fits all approach here.
 
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    The backingtracks are a ii V i in C minor and ii V I in C major. That tells you that the chords are Dm|G7|Cm or Dm|G7||C(I didn't really go for fancy pants stuff there but in the backingtrack the chords are fancier than that). From the intervals in the Whole tone scale you know tht it works over. Major chord so for example you can chose the C whole tone scale to play over the V-I transition. The other root notes are D and G. What's important to note is that the backingtracks are jazz and improvising over jazz isn't really as straightforward as improvising over your typical rock backingtrack. You really need to think about what you do over each individual chord(scales, arpeggios), you can definitely not use the one scale fits all approach here.
    Thanks, that was useful.
     
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