Improvisation – Advanced Study


This article advances from the material in our “Improvisation” document.

Much more detail is presented on a number of topics, making available many more sophisticated choices.

This article first explores the relationship between modes, scales and chords.  Specifically, the relationships between chord usage by mode and by scale are presented in detail.

This is followed by a variety of tables.

The first is that of interval possibilities.

Next, the article examines many scale formula and how to alter the major scales to produce the various modes and other scale types.

Essential and optional tones by chord, chord tensions, and in-depth usage by scale follow.

This wealth of material will provide for years of evolving improvisation.


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