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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! 

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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
  • 6 video examples ( 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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    Richard M.
    Switzerland Switzerland

    Richard from Switzerland

    Thanks Nick for the handy Coltrane-inspired complement to other pentatonic workouts. Years of possibilities! I enjoy your distinctive personal style of presentation and your fine soprano sound. I store my music workout downloads on Google Drive. I didn't find it very intuitive or straightforward to download into Drive, especially the soundtracks. It would be great if that were spelled out more clearly to more digitally challenged dinosaurs like myself.

    Robbie T.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Great Resources

    Looking forward to studying this excellent resources.

    Miguel S.
    Spain Spain

    John Coltrane Pentatonic- exercises/theory digital download

    Very satisfactory material, well-presented and comprehensive

    Diego S.
    Chile Chile

    I dont't speak inglish. Speak español Pero tus cursos son muy buenos y prácticos. I from the Chile

    Rodolfo G.
    United States United States

    Professional &Amazing

    Was excellent and fantastic material to practice . Thank you Nick . RG

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    bernard G.
    France France


    may be the best site with so great PDF and backing tracks quality for real good trainings !!

    jean-christophe f.
    Switzerland Switzerland


    excellente material, estoy impaciente de estudiarlo a fondo con mi bajo, solamante ahora no tengo tiempo, pero esta en la liste de mis ejercicios… talvez me podran aconsejar algo sobre desarollar estabilidad ritmica improvisando tejidos simples pensando en menor melodico y menor dorian…? quiero matizar un poco mas esto y despues seguir con estas penta-trane ;–) Gracias por su increible travajor de ensenar musica, por lo poquito que he visto… Espero que se encuentren todos bien, con su familia y en salud ! jean-christophe

    United States United States

    Coltrane Pentatonic

    Lots of possibilities learning these exercises. Great bang for the buck!

    Tony B.
    United States United States

    terrific, I've been practicing since the day I got, this is great stuff !!

    James B.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    John Coltrane Pentatonic- exercises/theory digital download

    Really cool, Just started but I will get a ton of milage from this and its helping me towards a sound I've been trying to reach.

    Chaowalit N.
    Thailand Thailand


    It was easy to understand the concept you've got.

    Alexandru S.
    Romania Romania

    Super material !

    I am a big fan of Coltrane and this book with those information and exercises are simply gold for my mind . Thank you Nick ! You doing here a wonderful job !

    A Jazzduetshop Customer
    Edwin L.
    United States United States

    Excellent material

    I am fascinated to learn about this valuable information, I am a guitarrist and I have always liked John Coltrane, so to have this intimate relationship to his music is highly regarded by me.

    iskandar b.

    john coltrane pentatonic scale

    this is many step up of my journey into jazz music world...this scale open up new style solo variations for me..i love it..thanx ya

    Jerry D.
    United States United States

    Great Product!!!

    Hey Nick, Great product and great presentation. I will defiantly use this with my students as well as myself. I will be buying more product from you. Good Work. Jerry

    larry m.
    United States United States

    Coltrane's Pentatonic Patterns

    Very Good. Took a quick look at them. Working on other material. I was happy to see you had these. I've been studying McCoy Tyner quite a bit since his passing. Thank you Nick.