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Soul Scale Exercises for improvisation - All Instruments (2022 upgraded version)

Soul Scales are unique as they contain 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 (Concert, Bb and Bass Clef versions) contains the 12 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.

The 24 mp´3 tracks have been prepared to help you get the best out of the material. Each exercise has been recorded by JazzDuets  and there are 12 play along backing tracks.

 

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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05/15/2022
FF
Fabrizio F.
Italy

Useful to practise

Very good, I enjoyed playing it

04/20/2022
AG
Alberto G.
Germany Germany

exercises For Improvisation

I just startet to lesrn the excersizes. I am an accordion player and i first must work out the fingering. it would be good if there was a suggestion for fingering for keyboard instruments. otherwise they are helpful exercises.

04/17/2022
RZ
Robert Z.
Slovakia Slovakia

Soul scale

Hi Nick, I admire your work and invention. Your creative and emotional approach to improvisation inspires me. I found 8 errors in the music material - at least that's how it seems to me.

04/16/2022
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WIL G.
United States United States

Soul Scale Exercises for improvisation - All Instruments

Hi Nick, this was very nice to play for me….I love working w/ the full range and in 12 keys. I love to run some of these thru Rhythm changes bridge also in 12 keys…put the ideas into immediate use. I’ve always called this Soul Scale the Gospel Scale…every Black Baptist Church in the USA sings on this sound.

04/12/2022
RT
Roberto T.
Italy Italy

Great material

So far so good !!! Great stuff to study ..

04/05/2022
LC
Lawrence C.
United States United States

Soul Scale Exercises

I like the material. It’s very good and easy to get under the fingers.

03/05/2022
OM
Omar M.
United States United States

Excellent excercises

Great experiece. This stuff help me develop my musical language.

02/21/2022
JH
Johanna H.
Switzerland Switzerland

Soul scale exercises

I am following jazzduets in youtub and I am very grateful

11/30/2021
PF
PASCAL F.
France France

excellents exercises

Une bonne maniere de travailler en faisant autre choses que monter est descendre la gamme blues (soul) mecaniquement.

07/08/2021
GA
Gabriel A.
Canada Canada

Soul scale

Ok I practice them for violkn

04/21/2021
TC
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".

04/11/2021
LH
Lee H.
South Korea South Korea

Great Tool for practice

It is good for daily practice . .

03/24/2021
DH
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.

03/01/2021
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Russell O.
United States United States

trumpet players

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

02/11/2021
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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.

01/31/2021
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Travis
United States United States

Review of Soul Scales ...

Awesome work ! Thanks so much !

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