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Explore the fundamentals of the scales that form the backbone of jazz music. These articles offer clear, engaging explanations, helping you understand the theory of the scales and apply them in your own solos.

  • July 23, 2020

    An avoid note is any note in the scale that is a half-step away from a note in the chord being played. As an example, playing an F on top of a C major chord sounds dissonant, since it's a half step above E, the third of the chord.

    Josh Walsh
  • March 22, 2020

    When I started my study into jazz harmony I learned just how important the modes of the major scale are. It's a bit of a deep topic, and in this post I'll demystify it for you.

    Josh Walsh

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