The lesson is the third on improvisation, following the Life Vest Arpeggio I and II.

“Chroma Zone: The Chromatic World Around the Life Vest Arpeggio” is a masterclass designed to introduce students to the rich and complex world of bebop scales. Led by acclaimed jazz guitarist and educator Genil Castro, this course explores the theory and practice of bebop scales through the lens of the “life vest” arpeggio, a fundamental bebop concept that will serve as the basis for the course.

Throughout the course, students will learn how to apply bebop scales to a variety of chord progressions, as well as how to use chromaticism and tension to create melodic interest and complexity.

In this course, you can expect to:

  • Explore Bebop Dominant scales derived from Major, Harmonic Major. Harmonic Minor and Melodic Minor scales.
  • Review of visualization strategies for arpeggios application on II V I in Major and Minor Keys.
  • Mix Arpeggios with Bebop Scales for chromatic melodic lines that work over common chord progressions and static chords.
  • Acquire Tips to study Linear Expressions by Pat Martino

With 38 minutes of instructional content, this masterclass is designed to help students advance dramatically with a simple yet complex approach to bebop dominant scales.  Ready to be blown away with this approach by Genil?

Full Class: 38 min

6 Pages PDF

3 min Audio track

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  1. Chroma Zone


    the best course if you want to improvise fluently.
    great instructor! all examples are real, ready to be Incorporated in your playing

    by yakov esterlis
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