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Soul Scale Course (Special Price)

Soul Scale Master Improvisational Course

How to learn, incorporate and practice the ´secret´jazzy notes that
greats use to imbue their solos with such much colour and emotion.

The Soul Scale course is the roadmap that will provide you with the absolute foundation you need.

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THIS IS WHAT YOU GET!

  • Online Course beautifully organized in to 8
    modules
  • Each Module contains multiple lessons
  • Over 120 Video Lessons
  • Each lesson comes with its own PDF exercises
    and specially written material (Bb, C , Eb parts)
  • Abundance Specially recorded Mp3 tracks in
    multiple keys
  • Forum access with discussions and questions
    answered by Jazzduets
  • Life time access to the course material
  • Downloadable backing tracks in multiple keys
    for practicing course material
  • 8/12months to a liftetime ofmonths practice
    Material
  • A solid, broad theory foundation on top of
    which you will be able to succesfully build

 

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MODULE 1- THE BLUES ARPEGGIO

There is no arpeggio that is taught academically that contains both Major + Minor, that is until now!
The BLUES ARPEGGIO offers a solution to this massive hole in music education.
You will learn arguably the most fundamental essential to know sound of Jazz and Blues - the Major/Minor 3rd



MODULE 2 - THE SOUL PENTATONIC

In this module we add in the Soulful 6th.
Why these notes are not taught in the traditional academy beggars belief!



MODULE 3 - THE SIX NOTE SOUL SCALE

This is also known as the Major Blues scale. In this module we take a
Deep dive in to the importance of the 2nd or the 9th a so overlooked soulful note
As well we will see how we can add more colour and mood by adding
In the 4th and the b6/#5 as a passing tone



MODULE 4 - SEVEN NOTE SOUL SCALE

you will learn how inject more soul and blues and feeling by adding in the flat 7th to the
proceedings. Learning how to use this muscular note is of paramunt importance to the improvisor.



MODULES 5 - 8

MODULE 5 - 8 NOTE SOUL SCALE
In this module the focus is on to how to effectively use the pungent #4th/b5 colour to
inject spice and colour in to your solo.


MODULE 6 - The NON SYMMETRICAL NINE NOTE SOUL SCALE
Here we feast ourselves on the 9 note scale that features the b3, #4 and flat seven
to such great effect.


MODULE 7- THE TEN NOTE SOUL SCALE
you will learn how to use the nostalgic sharpened 5th/b6 to link the 5th to the b7
And also how use the strident somehe what incongruous major 7th in the soul scale


MODULE 8 - COMBINING THE MAJOR AND MINOR PENTATONICS
-you will learn the power of combining the Major and Minor Pentatonics and Blues scales.
This seemingly easy to learn concept can produce stunning sophisticated effects almost instantly,
however we will delve deeply in to the musical theory why.

 

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Experienced Jazz Player & Teacher

Nick Homes

Hi, my name is Nick Homes, musician, saxophonist, educator and musical mentor. My main speciality is developing improvisational practice resourcesthat inspire and bring the student closer to achieving their goals.

I was born in Essex, England and studied trumpet at school some what academically from a very young age. At 14 I led my first Jazz band and started rehearsing every week with the prestigious Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra which was an amazingly rich experience.

I love incorporating ideas and concepts that go further than just music. What I propose is a new way to experience learning musicso that everyone can progress at their own pace, letting the heart, mind and emotions soar, just like the great musicians do!

 

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04/07/2021
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Konrad H.
Poland
Soul Scale Course

Hi, I'm just starting using the course but the course is amazing. I love deep dives into the topics. Some exercises provides me really good, pleasant brain massage :D Kind regards, Konrad

04/06/2021
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Alexandre A.
Canada Canada
fun and efficient

The course is well done it is a different material than the ones already published It is definitely unique and valuable

04/06/2021
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mr d.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Blues for Beginner/transitionary from classical

I'm a late-lifer self taught (minimum theoretical background) clarinet player making transition from classical specifically to Blues which is pretty much wholly new territory for me. The course provides an excellent structure/support framework to n initiate who sometimes thrashes around: have to work particularly hard at it & often need to go back so progress is slow. But excellent value & well worth it.

04/06/2021
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Adrian M.
Malta Malta
Very good

I've only just started the course, but so far, so very good. Thank you.

04/05/2021
CW
Christoph W.
Germany Germany
Great, as all the stuff at Jazzduets. Must be done with

Not cheap but worth every pence! Ever searched (and now found) for a structured long time practicing and learning experience, that is straight to the point, clear and easy understandable in each detail and reproducible, especially by no pros. With the possibility to do at your own individual speed and skills . Reviews as much as needed and wherever you want. Best of all: don't get lost and perceive your progress. Didactically perfect! Thanks again Nick! Best, Chris

04/05/2021
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edward p.
France France
Very promising

Well, we just started with the first module. So far I find the material interesting and very well organized. I can’t wait to see where all this will end up to as far as my playing is concerned. Very promising!

04/05/2021
A Jazzduetshop Customer
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Maxime D.
Germany Germany
No-nonsense practice for non genius musicians

This course is what I have been looking for. Serious stuff approached in a lighthearted way. The practice is fun. The pace is right. The goals are clear. I have been working on the course for two weeks now and I already improved my ears, my musical knowledge and my impro skills. One of the best learning resource out there.

04/04/2021
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Sabine F.
Germany Germany
Soul Scale Course

I like your ‚soulfull‘ way of teaching and playing! This i really inspiring - Thank you!

04/01/2021
SB
Susanne B.
Germany Germany
Nick is the best sax teacher ever :-)

It's always fun to listen to and learn with Nick. Great material, especially for semiprofessionals like me. What a pity that argentinia is so far away from germany so I probably never will be able to take part in a real life workshop with nick :-(

03/31/2021
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Dale C.
United States United States
A structured approach

After years of searching for a teacher with a truly structured approach to improvisation, I can tell you this is it! Nick presents the material in digestible bites using clear language and demonstration. I’m impressed with the high quality of all of Nick’s products and this course most of all.

03/30/2021
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Dwight H.
United States United States
OMG !! Flippin Genius !!

For example your trick of transition from I chord to the IV chord is absolutely AMAZING, and better yet accessible .

03/30/2021
Jazzduetshop

Really pleased you like it!

03/30/2021
TB
Trevor B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Trev’s Review of Jazz Duets.

After some initial teething issues all is now fine thanks. I love the course and your instruction which is simple and encouraging. I wish you all success. Best Wishes Nick.

03/30/2021
AL
Alan L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great stuff

Highly recommended.

03/29/2021
ID
Inusa D.
Germany Germany
Clear and well

In my opinion, the introduction is very clear and well explained. And I like that Nick plays the exercises at a moderate pace. It's great fun going over the basics again, even if you're intermediate or advanced. This time, however, without hurrying, but thoroughly. I'm really looking forward to the next module.

03/26/2021
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Lionel P.
Belgium Belgium
Soul Scale Course

So far, I am very happy with the course and the format. I like the format and especially the stepwise approach. Lionel

03/26/2021
KS
Kevin S.
United States United States
It is a joy to learn from you.

Dear Nick, My music therapist has been encouraging me to pursue hospice music.  I have the desire, but did not feel I had the level of musicianship that calls for the tenderness and skill set that is required.  I have been following you on YouTube over the past few years and have been quilting together your different lessons into my playing.  Now with this systematic approach that you so mindfully constructed I am confident that I will obtain the skills I need to proceed.  Thank you. Peace, Kevin Saunders

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