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Soul Scale Exercises for improvisation - All Instruments


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The Soul Scale is unique as it contains the Major and Minor 3rd - the Ying Yang if you like of Jazz and Blues. Assimilating and controlling these 2 sounds is of fundamental importance to the improvisor.

I wrote these exercises as I believe there is no other such didatic material available to the student that focuses on these vitally essential 2 notes.

 This Pdf  Digital booklet instant download for all Treble Instruments contains the 11 exercises/lines specially crafted from the video below in all 12 keys which are  specifically designed to help you assimilate of the essential 'exotic' notes that Pro Jazz and Blues players use to express themselves in the most concise understandable way.

This PDF  will  train your ears + fingers to  incorporate this vital Jazz vocabulary 

that is not found in traditional scales.



These exercises are meant for newcomers to Jazz improvisation (but not music) who are hungry to learn and play the more 'exotic' notes that Jazz and Blues players use to express themselves that are not included in the Academic scales they perhaps already know, and who are perhaps unsure of how to approach learning and assimilating these colourful (may be unfamiliar) sounds, especially if they are new to the Jazz Genre.

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Gabriel A.
Canada Canada
Soul scale

Ok I practice them for violkn

Thomas C.
Germany Germany
Further expectations…

I have not worked with the material at this point, but i trust in Nick's work and I’m sure I will discover something interesting for me. For the moment I still work with the „Blues Arpeggio“ exercises which are very helpful to develop my more authentic "blues -sound".

Lee H.
South Korea South Korea
Great Tool for practice

It is good for daily practice . .

Dwight H.
United States United States
A joyful product

I'm very happy with my purchase .Delightful to work with, in fact doesn't feel like work at all, but more so a journey.

Russell O.
United States United States
trumpet players

A great way to practice flexibility’s. A change of pace from Schlossberg.

Dragoslav M.
Croatia Croatia
Soul Svake Exercices

Excellent booklet for anyone who want to o make first step in the field of blues. One can really benefit as for technique on the instruments also having fun with blues flavoured exercises. Not to say any ear training. Very useful for novice in jazz world.

United States United States
Review of Soul Scales ...

Awesome work ! Thanks so much !

Justin K.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Soul Scale Exercises

I have found the material easily accessible through the email link and I am incorporating these into my practice routine. A useful resource. Thank you

Vincenzo S.
Italy Italy
soul scale

molto belli gli esercizi

granger g.
France France
Soul scale

Très bien ! Très pratique merci pour votre travail

Stefan G.
Germany Germany

the book was there in no time

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Karl L.
Germany Germany
Soul Scale Exercises -- More "Lines", Please

I can definitely use the exercises, but would like to have more "Lines" entries for each scale.

Zé C.
Brazil Brazil
About the formatting...

I think the exercises should have or a return sign or an ending note. Some of them finish on the second half of the 4th beat and it doesn’t make much musical sense of ending. If the idea is to repeat everything so the return sign is OK. But if not, an ending note on the first beat would be nice. But still, I will keep buying your material. I see that you didn’t correct the Blues Arpeggio material yet.

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Marc I.
United States United States
Review of Soul Scale exercises

There is a lot of material to work on; I'm just getting started. I can see these exercises will improve my technique and ear for melodic lines.

Greece Greece
Learn how to improvise with your bass

As a bass player i was strangling to find good material to practice and learn how to improvise.. I have over a hundred of bass books and methods and none of them gives you this knowledge. Thank you Nick for your excellent job!!

Steven G.
United States United States
Soul Scale review

As a self semi-taught chromatic harmonica player for the last 55 years who is finally working on shoring up his skills, I really look forward to working with this material that is completely relevant to my goals.