Watch the Jazz Scales Handbook online guitar lesson by Tom Dempsey from Jazz Scales Handbook

Hi, I'm Tom Dempsey, and welcome to the Jazz Scales Handbook. In this course, we're going to explore how to play twenty of the most important jazz scales that you need to know in your jazz improvisation. You're going to learn how to play these various scales and then how to apply them to a real jazz setting.

There are two segments dedicated for each scale. In the first segment, I'll show you the fingering of the scale that we're going to use. You'll learn about the scale and one fingering of that scale. In the second segment, you'll learn how to apply the scale in a real jazz setting with a backing track. This will help you to learn how to transition from playing the scale to playing music with the scale. All of this is in an effort to build up your repertoire of scales and improvisational ideas.

You'll also have the opportunity to increase your study by using the reference guide to learn these scales all over the neck of the guitar. You can then begin to transfer the musical ideas presented to different areas of the neck and eventually transpose them into different keys. But for now, it's time to dig into these scales and the musical ideas that I have generated from them. So, grab your guitar and get going!