Jazz improvisation

Hey, I would like to know if you could upload a video talking about scales that would be good for improvising on top of dominant chords, cause I’ve been having difficulties on them, and always get stuck.
Thanks a lot! I’m loving all your lessons by the way!

Yes absolutely Mariella, that sounds like a great lesson idea.

The altered mode is very important for improvising over dominant chords…

Altered Scale Improvisation: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/altered-scale-improv/

Also check out this lesson on approach pattern and target notes: https://www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/approach-patterns-target-notes/

In both of these lessons, we discuss the importance of resolving the tensions created over a dominant chord… this is very important. Always have a point in mind where you will resolve the line… otherwise your improvisations will lack structure.

I am also planning more lessons on the diminished scale which is useful for improvising over dominant chords.

I hope this helps! If you would like me to elaborate on any of the above, just let me know :slight_smile:

Hi Hayden,

Thank you for your links! I’ll be working on that altered scale. Please let me know more about lessons that go over the dominant chords, and some scales that can be played with them.
Thank you for your time!

Absolutely Mariella - I’ll keep you posted on any new ones!

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