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

In this course, we've taken a look at twenty different jazz scales and how to apply them to static harmonic sonorities as well as common chord progressions found in jazz. We've only scratched the surface in this study. Once you feel comfortable with the basic information found in this course, the next step is for you to learn all of the fingerlings found in the reference guide. This will allow you the opportunity to become comfortable with the fingerings all over the neck of the guitar. Once these fingerings start to become familiar, try to play the examples in this course in other areas of the neck. Transpose these ideas into other keys. Start to extract entire ideas or phrases of ideas contained in this course and make them part of your repertoire.

Finally, you should begin to develop and document your own ideas that come from this study. The process of developing a strong knowledge and application of scales is one that evolves over time. Be patient and thorough in this journey. You will find yourself coming back to this well of information to discover that the material has taken on new meaning as you have evolved as a player.

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