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John Coltrane Pentatonic- exercises/theory digital download.

In this resource we take 5 notes John Coltrane played on his stunningly lyrical solo on  'Wise One ' from his Classic 'Crescent' album and use them to construct  an abundance of fresh, inspiring challenging practice material.

This 'new' 5 note Pentatonic is unique as it features the optimistic Natural 6thand the emotional 9th of the minor (unlike the traditional minor Pentatonic), making it perhaps more exotic and unusual.

The unexpected melodic shapes the Coltrane Pentatonic note yield provide a wealth of challenging material for the player who hungry for new sounds.

The most amazing thing about the John Coltrane pentatonic though is the number of chords over which it can be played! 

Learning how to superimpose this Pentatonic scale over multiple  chords will take your playing and improvisation to a higher level.

 This  Digital download is suitable for C, Bb and Eb instruments +bass parts 

 The instant digital download contains a  48 page PDF and 16 Mp3 files + Midi files of the video examples.

Features of the PDF are:

  • 11 meticulously written brand new  Pentatonic shape exercises in all 12 keys  (suitable for all instrument ranges except bass)
  • All the musical examples  seen in the video notated for C, Bb and Eb (Bb and Eb in separate PDF) + Bass Clef
  • Theoretical explanations  in concert of  a) Eternal Chord progression  b) Minor Turnaround, c) A7 to D- example and chord substitutions d) Wise one Solo

 The Mp3  play along files included are:

  • 12 Minor drones
  • The 6  examples shown in the original video ( Eternal Scale, Impressions/So what (slow and fast), Minor Turnaround, A7 to D- + chord substitution version and Wise One solo chords.


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Simon S.
United States United States
An Excellent Resource in Exploring New Sounds

This book and the included resources provide an excellent jumping off point for exploring an incredibly versatile pentatonic scale. I've incorporated these exercises into my regular practice, and have found them incredibly illuminating.

United States United States

I was looking to receive a book with the material/exercises.in it. But after further review ,you did say this would be a download material. I am still reviewing material, but it looks great so far.

Nelson R.
United States United States
Son Jazzy

Very good. I’m still learning the Pentatonic exercise

Walter G.
Germany Germany
Very Good

I'm just working with the item and I think it's helfull.

tyler m.
United States United States
Not just for horns!

I love all the Jazz Duets content as a guitarist. Concepts like the this are particularly useful to us guitar players. I also love how Jazz duets is big on encouraging the reader to really use these exercises to create their own lines with their own unique musical voice. Bravo guys, keep up the great content!

Colombia Colombia
Good organization of creative elements.

A clear analysis work for learning, purposeful to apply the same method to the study of other melodic themes. The marketing incentive is also motivating to access the product. Thank you for your work.

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Deniss P.
Latvia Latvia

Great and ill be back for more. It is good for my students. Thank you!

France France
Un bon outil pour travailler

Une bonne méthode pédagogique, permettant de s'approprier cette gamme pentatonique à la sauce Coltrane. J'espère qu'il sera proposé un jour la même approche avec la Paul Desmond ;)

Giovanni P.
Italy Italy
John Coltrane Pentatonic- exercises/theory digital download.

Hi guys, I've purchased this fantastic course a few days ago and I can't stop practicing. It's super clear and super fun to play! :-)

Igmar A.
Spain Spain
John Coltrane pentatonic scale

Very good and interesting experience

David H.
United States United States
Coltrane Pentatonics

Just getting started on it. Quite amazing. Good package. Thanks!

Francisco J.
Spain Spain
John Coltrane Pentatonic

Excellent. Good buy.

Ron B.
United States United States
Coltrsne Pentatonics on Giant Stepd

I love this. Simplifies GS with Minor Pentatonic exercises that are easily expanded to almost any Standard tune. Justvrun the modes of pentatonic scales and you have a whole world to choose from. Great book

Eugene P.
United States United States
Colt rain’ pentatonic

Excellent, I play bass and it’s definitely high sophisticated ammunition for short brief improvs on my gigs! Thanks

Devlin M.
United States United States
Fun Stuff!

The Coltrane Pentatonics are great! I am playing them on guitar and they seem to be placed well on the neck. They are a great value. Forget wasting time with transcendental meditation, you get the same benefit from playing this stuff. Save the money on yoga classes and eating healthy food too. this covers it all for 20 bucks! The notes will put you in a state of bliss.

David A.
Ireland Ireland
Excellent tutorials.

I bought the JohncoltranePentatonics, the Soul Scale and 33 Blues chorus’s tutorials. Its a wealth of information presented in a very logical and concise way. Its already opened my ears to some new sounds and approaches. I am very impressed ! Thank you and keep up the great work David Ayers