Foundational Soul Scale Improvisational Course

Learn how to incorporate and practice the ´secret´ jazzy notes that the greats use to imbue their solos with such much Soul, Colour and Emotion.

  • Step by step learning journey

    You will experience a stress-free, guided learning in this beautifully organised, 8 modules , 176 video classes course.

  • Deep Dive in to improvisation

    Each and every concept is passionately explained, and demonstrated to provide the deepest possible learning experience.

  • Abundance of practice material

    Each lesson comes with expiring PDF exercises and specially recorded MP3 tracks for you to download - perfect for offline practice.

The Challenge

There are 2 big problems musicians face that are eager to learn to improvise, which are:

1)WHAT NOTES DO I PLAY when I improvise?
2) HOW DO I PRACTICE AND INCORPORATE these ´secret` jazzy notes?

Practice can be tough!

The Solution

The Soul Scale Course is the roadmap
(of study material, exercises and instruction videos) that will provide you with the absolute foundation you need to learn improvisation.

This is the Soul Scale Course!

  • 8 Individual Online modules, building upon each other for the most comfortable step by step learning journey

  • Each Module contains multiple on screen explainer Video lessons (176 in total)

  • Each lesson comes with its own inspiring PDF exercises of the idea being taught (Bb, C , Eb parts included)

  • Whether you are a beginner or an advanced Jazz improvisor: This course is suitable for all levels, becoming more challenging as modules advance.

  • Abundance of specially recorded MP3 tracks in multiple keys and styles that are downloadable

  • Includes Additional Pre Course Study Module that levels you up to be ready for the course! (You could say it's the secret 9th module!)

  • Interactive student community with discussions and questions answered by your peers, my tutors + me where you can share your ideas and recordings

Pricing options

176 video classes
@ $1 = $176 (Incredible value!)

Student Reviews

What previous students say about the Soul Scale!

Christoph Wagner ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Great, as all the stuff at Jazzduets. Must be done with 💗

Not cheap but worth every pence! Ever searched (and now found) for a structured long time practicing and learning experience, that is straight to the point, clear and easy understandable in each detail and reproducible, especially by no pros. With the possibility to do at your own individual speed and skills . Reviews as much as needed and wherever you want. Best of all: don't get lost and perceive your progress. Didactically perfect! Thanks again Nick! Best, Chris


Sabine Fues  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Soul Scale Course

I like your ‚soulfull‘ way of teaching and playing! This is really inspiring - Thank you!

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Course curriculum

You can study the complete course at your own pace. Sign up for the free preview classes!

  1. 1
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    • 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

Hi, my name is Nick Homes

My Mission is to make you a better Jazz musician

Nick Homes

Hi, my name is Nick Homes, musician, saxophonist, educator and musical mentor.

I was and still am a non genius musician who struggled for many years to find out the secrets of jazz playing. Throughout 35 years of playing, and obsessive investigation I have focussed on building systems of learning for myself and students so they can improve , and reach their goals with the highest probability.

My learning journey

In 2005 I moved to Argentina, as I was looking to submerge myself in new sounds and experiences. It was difficult at 39 to learn a new language from scratch. At times I felt stupid , confused and that the task was simply too big, and these feelings were sometimes exacerbated when people criticised my efforts at speaking that had cost me so much hard work.

Little did I realise at the time , but this whole experience was perfect training for what I do today- which is to teach the language of Jazz. You see I don´t want anyone to feel the frustration I felt learning spanish. For that reason I have lovingly spent the last year putting together the Soul Scale Course.

Improvising for me should be as easy and as natural as speaking a language.
In English we ‘play’ an instrument. In Spanish, the verb is ‘tocar’ - to touch. I like the English version so much more ☺ Music for me should always be playful, fun, a blast!

Even when the musical mood is serious, it can still be enjoyable. That has been my fundamental motto in preparing this course which is the result of 40 years of personal development.
Above all this course has been written to inspire you to keep you learning. I hope you enjoy it!

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More Student Reviews

What previous students say about the Soul Scale Course!

David Clarke 

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I'm Beginning To Sound Like A Stuck Record!

Every time I write a review for the Jazz Duets courses I buy I find myself saying the same thing and sounding like a stuck record. So here I go again. Module 7 of the Soul Scale Course is excelleent as are all the other modules. Not only is the content excellent as an educational resource but the value is excellent as well. What more can I say apart from excellent! Thanks Nick.

Lionel Pochet 

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Soul Scale Course

Soul Scale Course So far, I am very happy with the course and the format. I like the format and especially the stepwise approach. Lionel

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You Should Take This Course If..

  • You are serious about improvisation and want to commit to a learning journey of many months!

  • You already play an instrument and want the solid and broad musical foundation needed to improvise Jazz and Blues.

  • You are looking for an abundance of material to keep you busy for literally years.

  • You are hungry to know and practice the secret exotic Jazz notes the greats use.

  • You are looking for a tried and tested study method that will take you closer to your goals.

Don't take this course if..

  • You are looking for quick fix superficial hacks.

  • You are going to give up as soon as you find the material challenging.

  • You are solely interested in learning to play complex chord progressions, as that is not the focus of the Soul Scale course.

  • You are not willing to commit yourself to a sustained learning journey. Real growth takes time.

Pricing options

I have developed two pricing models for you. Choose the one that suits you best!

Purchase Soul Scale course Module by Module!

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I also offer other video courses and a vast amount or learning resources on my page.

FAQ

  • Is the Soul Scale Course for all player levels?

    Yes! To be able to handle the technical side of the course you need to be able to play major and minor scales up to 3 sharps and flats, read basic rhythms and be able to read sheet music that is of moderate level. Module by module the material becomes deeper. This way, the course is interesting for Jazz improvisation beginners, intermediate & advanced players.

  • Can I view the lessons on any device?

    Yes! The videos can be viewed on any device as long as you are connected to the internet. They are streamed from a private server in High Definition and can be watched an unlimited number of times.

  • Are there PDF + Audio downloads?

    Yes. Almost every class comes with a PDF and Mp3 demonstration and Playalongs. Many times Pdfs are in 12 keys where deemed necessary!

  • Will I have lifetime access to the course?

    Yes! You will have life time access to the course material, through Thinkific or on any of the Jazzduets platforms.

  • Can you help, if I'm unhappy with the course?

    Yes! We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us and we'll be sure to quickly resolve any issues you might have.

  • Does the instrument I play matter?

    No! The Soul Scale Course is for all instruments. Even though the demonstrations are on the Saxophone mainly, the material has been prepared to make it friendly and usable on most instruments. Concert, Bb and Eb parts are provided for all the material

  • How is the course delivered?

    Once purchased, an email will be sent to you to set your account password with Thinkific, our course learning platform. You will have direct access to the modules you purchased and to the community discussions! This way, all of the students are on the same page and we can always assist you inside the newly opened module inside the community!

  • What is my time commitment?

    Most of the modules contain around 15+ classes, making it feasible to complete a module every 4 weeks. Some of the musical concepts will be instantly digestible and applicable, however others will take weeks and months of repeated study to incorporate fully.

  • Is the Free Classes signup really free?

    Yes! Once you sign up, you'll be receiving a Thinkific login to preview your free classes, plus a signup confirmation to our email database. I'd love to check in once in a while how you are doing with the free classes, and inform you about other interesting resources. And yes, there are no costs for the free classes.