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In this master class aimed at the beginning-intermediate jazz guitarist, a wealth of information is presented that will allow one to visualize the harmonic and melodic minor scales and the chords that belong to them across the entire neck of the guitar.  Not only will you be able to see exactly how a great number of chords, voicings, and extensions come from the scale in a visual way, but an exhaustive number of fingering options will be discussed including:  1.  Position playing, which pertains to the idea of Mode Zones – where the first finger dictates one of 7 “Mode Zones” that a player can be in.  2.  3 notes-per-string (3 NPS) concepts and practicing stretches.  3.  Sliding scales, which are patterns that repeat on 2 string groups.  4.  Full range scales – fingerings which traverse the entire guitar neck.  5.  1-string, 2-string, and 3-string playing.  Continuing on, some scale patterns are presented which can be applied to any scale.  Next, are discussions on triads that come from the scale, triad pairs, and “triad triples” which allow for harmonizing the scales in a simple way on 3-string sets.  At the end of the video, we put it all together over “Take the A Train”

Some important harmonic minor concepts discussed:
The Phrygian Dominant mode to use over a dominant 7 chord
Diminished 7th arpeggios
Simple scale passages that work over ii V i
Turning a major ii V I into a harmonic minor ii (minor7b5)  V7b9  i

Some important melodic minor concepts discussed:
The interchangeablilty of melodic minor:  Minor-Major 7, 7#11, Minor 7 flat 5 chords, and Altered Dominant 7th chords, and their respective modes, can all exchange licks and chord shapes!
The famous “Jim Hall chord”

As a result of this video, you will have a large number of ideas to use these scales which can add a great deal of variety to your playing.

Materials included with TAB.

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Class Content

The Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales: Chord and Scale Fingering
The Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales: Chord and Scale Fingering 01:21:00

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