The Diminished Scale In Improvisation
The diminished scale is perhaps the most fun and challenging scale used in improvising adding spice and a modern vibe to melodic lines.
Gain a thorough understanding of the diminished scale through 12 pages of exercises and discussion in this in-depth 90-minute masterclass. Harmonizing any of the 3 symmetrical diminished scales will yield 16 different triads, and 16 seventh chords! This class looks at many of these possibilities in close detail.
Jim Hall’s “Careful”
Duke Ellington’s “Caravan” similar to Wes Montgomery’s classic version
Single note and chordal resolution exercises
The dominant/diminished connection
Classic sequences and patterns
Chord/Scale Visualization techniques
Triad usage and arpeggios
Diminished chord functions/substitutions
Fewer scales are as much fun and rewarding as the diminished. Get control of this valuable improvisation tool and enjoy the results!
View clips from Steve’s class
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