Lesson 21: V7 Chromatic

Although we all practice chromatic scales over the years, sometimes it’s challenging to actually use them as convincing melodies while improvising.  One thing I’ve noticed is that every other note of a chromatic scale creates a whole tone scale, and so, with the right notes on strong beats of the bar, the chromatic scale can be very melodic over a dominant 7 with a #5.  This short melody uses the chromatic scale in this dominant 7 #5 fashion and concludes with an augmented triad. The exercise starts on concert C7 and continues around the circle of fourths.


Lesson 21: V7 #5 using the chromatic scale PDF

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