Watch the Understanding & Applying the Chromatic Scale online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Understanding & Applying the Chromatic Scale (Foundry)

Hi, I'm Frank Vignola and welcome to my Foundry course, Understanding & Applying the Chromatic Scale. The chromatic scale is playing all 12 notes in succession, moving one half step at a time. The chromatic scale is considered the "mother scale", meaning all of the major, minor, chords, etc. is taken from the chromatic scale. This course will help you unravel the mystery of this 12 note scale and teach you how to apply this awesome "mother scale" to your improvisation.

First, we start with the wertical and horizontal chromatic scale. This will help you get the sound of all 12 notes into your head. Then, we explore playing the chromatic scale in between chord tones. This is a big step. Then, I go through, in detail, 20 ways or riffs for the infamous 2-5-1 progression, which is in just about every jazz standard you can think of. I'll go through exactly how I use the chromatic scale in making improvisational ideas.

Grab your guitar and let's get started!