Scale-Chords Ballad

by Andre Nieri

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  • Hi everyone!

    In this lesson we'll learn lots of chord voicings! I call them scale-chord voicings.
    The theory behind it is very simple - take a particular scale and play groups of notes with the notes of this scale, not worrying about harmonic functions.

    The main point here is to establish the melody around this particular scale, and harmonize it with scales-chords.

    Example : take the C dorian scale (C D Eb F G A Bb).
    You can play whatever group of notes, like :
    1) 'C F Bb'
    2) 'D G A E'
    3) 'F C G Eb' etc...

    What matters is that these groups are in the same "family" (scale).

    This is very common among jazz pianists. Also, I should mention that Allan Holdsworth is a true master in that.

    Have fun with the song - I have composed it specially for this lesson!

    Tuning : Standard

    Gear :

    - Dreamer DT Pro
    - Santo Angelo Jazz cable
    - Bogner Shiva EL34
    - Logic Pro 9
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