Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Soul Scale Course Introduction

    • How to use the course

    • COURSE OVERVIEW MODULE BY MODULE

    • The painful story of why I wrote the Soul Scale course

  2. 2
    • WATCH ME if you are new to improvisation

    • 1.1 Ways to practice the Major and Minor Arpeggios

    • 1.2 Improvising on a Blues just using Arpeggio notes

    • 1.3 Fundamental Combination Arpeggio practice around the cycle

    • 1.4 Amazing ´SECRET´Major arpeggio to know

    • 2. Swing Jazz 8th notes Explanation

    • 3. Jazz Rhythm Practice without instrument

    • The Non Symmetrical Major/Minor Arpeggio

    • I to IV Improvisation just using arpeggio notes

    • 153 stretched cycle 5 workout

  3. 3
    • 1. The Blues Arpeggio

    • 2. Mechanical Ways to Practice the Blues Arpeggio

    • 3. Why is the Blues arpeggio different descending?

    • 4. Blues Arpeggio. (deep) Drone practice

    • 5. How to play the Blues arpeggio on a Jazz Blues in Bb

    • 6. Practicing the Blues Arpeggio on a F Blues using patterns

    • 7. Demonstration F Blues solos using the Blues Arpeggio

    • 8. Playing the Blues Arpeggio on a Blues without backing

    • 9. Flexibility. Starting on different degrees of the Blues Arpeggio in F

    • 10. Blues Arpeggio Rhythmic class

    • 11.Short phrase practice Blues Arpeggio

    • 12. Cycle of 4ths/5ths practice featuring The Blues Arpeggio starting on Root

    • 13. Cycle 5ths workout starting on major 3rd, Minor 3rd and Fifth

    • 14. Variation on the Blues Arpeggio

    • 15. Starting on different Degrees of the Variation

    • 16.Blues Arpeggio Variation on a Blues

    • 17. Cycle 4ths/5ths Variation practice workout

    • 18. The Power and Soul of the 6th (on a Blues)

    • 19. Some tunes that feature the 6th

    • 20. Choice lines featuring the F Blues Arpeggio + 6th variation

    • 21. The Blues Arpeggio on a static Bb groove

    • 22. Harmonising the Blues arpeggio

    • 23. Fourteen Rhythmic exercises

    • 24.Question and Answer Bb Blues Arpeggio exercises

    • 25. Q and A Blues Arpeggio Variation exercise

    • 26. End of Module 1 checklist/ debrief

  4. 4
    • 1. The Soul Pentatonic

    • 2. Practicing the Soul Pentatonic (singing)

    • 3. Slow Drone practice of Soul Pentatonic in various keys

    • 4. Soul Pentatonic demonstration practice in 12 keys

    • 5. THE Soul Note of the Major Pentatonic vs The Non Soul,Note of the Major Scale

    • 6. Combination practice. 651

    • 7. Famous Major Pentatonic (Traditional) tunes to practice and learn by ear!

    • 8. Major pentatonic Harmonic tutorial

    • 9. Flexibility, starting on different degrees of the Bb Soul Pentatonic (Rubato)

    • 10.Short repetition exercises on Soul Pentatonic

    • 11. Different degrees of the Soul Pentatonic on slow jazz groove in F

    • 12. Different degrees of the Soul pentatonic with RHYTHM

    • 13. Rhythmic singing exercises

    • 14. Soul Pentatonic round the cycle of 4ths/5ths

    • 15. Soul Pentatonic Triplet Study on cycle of 5ths

    • 16. Soul Pentatonic lines on static F Jazz groove

    • 17. Soul Pentatonic on a static F major medium up Jazz groove

    • 18. The Soul Pentatonic on a Country Groove in Bb

    • 19. How to play the Soul Pentatonic on a Bb Blues TUTORIAL

    • 20.The Soul Pentatonic on a simple Jazz Blues in F

    • 21. The Soul Pentatonic on a simple Blues in Bb

    • 22. Soul Pentatonic on a Simple Blues in G

    • 23. Variation on the Soul Pentatonic featuring the 4th

    • 24. I to IV Soul Pentatonic Tutorial and demos

    • M2C25 - I to IV7 Soul Pentatonic solo

  5. 5
    • 1. INTRO to module 3 + Recap of the Blues Arpeggio and Soul Pentatonic

    • 2. The Six note Soul Scale

    • 3. Practicing the 6 note Soul scale

    • 4. The Importance of the 2nd degree

    • 5. Tetratonics

    • 6. Flexibility, Starting on different degrees of the 6 note Soul Scale

    • 7. Choice lines on Six note Soul Scale

    • 8. Triplet lines on 6 the Note Soul Scale in F

    • 9. 'Circular Phrases' using Six note Soul Scale in Eb

    • 10. Six note Soul scale on a Gospel Jazz Groove

    • 11. Sixteenth Note lines on the Six note Soul Scale in F

    • 12. Cycle 4ths/5ths workout

    • 13. Cycle of 4th/5ths STUDY

    • 14. How to play the Six note Soul Scale on a Blues TUTORIAL

    • 15. In the Summertime - Blues in D

    • 16. Variation #1 (using the 4th as a passing note)

    • 17. Variation #2 (using the #5/b6)

    • 18. The importance of the inner ear

    • 19. Sixteenth note lines on a C Gospel Jazz groove

    • 20. Beat Box Funky Blues in G

    • 21. Triplet | 12/8 groove study

    • 22. Country Groove

  6. 6
    • 1. The Seven Note Soul Scale

    • 2. Practicing the 7 Note Soul Scale in 12 keys

    • 3. The Major Scale Problem

    • 4. The Muscular power of the flat 7

    • 5. Three famous Tunes that feature the flat 7th

    • 6. Cycle 4ths/5ths triplets Workout

    • 7. Cycle 4ths /5ths 16 notes

    • 8. Flexibility - Starting on different degrees - Rubato

    • 9. Different degrees over an F7 groove

    • 10. Question and Answer phrases starting on different degrees

    • 11. Choice lines on 7 note Soul Scale

    • 12. Variation of the 7 note Soul Scale with the 4th

    • 13. How to Play the 7 note Soul Scale on a Blues Tutorial

    • 14. F Blues - Analysis and Demonstration

    • 15. Question and answer phrases in D7

    • 16. Rhythmic displacement

    • 17. I7 to IV7. demonstration in F (F7 to Bb7)

    • 18. Question and Answer I7 to IV7 D7 to G7

    • 19. G7 to C7 + Rant

    • 20. All Blues Variations

    • 21. Bessies BLues cycle 5

    • 22. Bb Blues demonstration featuring the 7 note SS

    • 23. Blues in D demonstration

    • 24. Lazy blues in Eb

    • 25. Fred Wesley Solo analysis

    • 26. Fred Wesley Slow practice

    • 27. Fred Wesley 12 key practice

  7. 7
    • 1. Recap of scales used in modules 1-4

    • 2. The #4/b5 used as a passing tone

    • 3. Five famous tunes that use the #4/b5

    • 4. Ways to practice and incorporate this sound

    • 5. Cliche ending cycle workout + harmony

    • 6. Blues tutorial in F featuring the #4

    • 7. adding more chords to the simple F blues

    • 8. Bb Blues tutorial featuring the #4

    • 9. Fast Blues in F featuring #4 demonstration

    • 10. adding 6th back in to the mix

    • 11. Flexibility, starting on different degrees

    • 12. Choice lines on the 8 note soul scale

    • 13. Variations adding b6/#5

    • 14. Introducing approach notes

    • 15. Blues solo analysis - Johnny Hodges - Things ain't what they used to be.

  8. 8
    • 1. The Nine Note Soul Scale theory

    • 2. Practicing the Seven Note Soul Scale

    • 3. Cycle 5 Triplet Workout

    • 4. Cycle 4/5ths Sixteenth Note workout

    • 5. Mapping out the 12 note Soul Scale on a Blues

    • 6. Blues 12 key workout

    • 7. Funky Beatbox Blues

    • 8. Rhythm changes - Macro/Micro Concepts to improvisation

    • 9. I7 to IV7 in 12 keys workout

    • 10. Sweet Georgia Brown

    • 11. Blues demonstration in F

    • 12. Bop Blues in D demonstration

    • 13. Blue Monk 12 key workout