Scales for Improvisation

Scales for Improvisation

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When you're ready to step outside of bluegrass on your banjo and learn to improvise over all kinds of music, from rock to blues to country to jazz, then it's time you learned the Scales for Improvisation. This massive lesson eight different movable shapes for scales, including Major and Minor, Blues and "Bluegrass" scales, that cover the entire banjo fingerboard. Not only does this 50 minute video lesson show you how to play each scale position note for note, but also depicts numerous examples of how to turn the scales into music by improvising over JamAlong Backing Tracks. You will see first hand how to take these scales and play them over any key, in any style of music, and how to add in all the tricks of improvisation to get that smooth flow of notes that the pro's have. This lesson will last you for a lifetime giving you complete power over the fingerboard, and the ability to show up and sound amazing in any kind of jam session (not just bluegrass!) We highly recommend the companion lesson "Scale Based Licks" (only $20!) that teaches eight single-string style Hot Licks that work with these scales positions, so you can effortlessly shift from scales to licks in any key!

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When you’re ready to step outside of bluegrass on your banjo and learn to improvise over all kinds of music, from rock to blues to country to jazz, then it’s time you learned the Scales for Improvisation. This massive lesson eight different movable shapes for scales, including Major and Minor, Blues and “Bluegrass” scales, that cover the entire banjo fingerboard. Not only does this 50 minute video lesson show you how to play each scale position note for note, but also depicts numerous examples of how to turn the scales into music by improvising over JamAlong Backing Tracks. You will see first hand how to take these scales and play them over any key, in any style of music, and how to add in all the tricks of improvisation to get that smooth flow of notes that the pro’s have. This lesson will last you for a lifetime giving you complete power over the fingerboard, and the ability to show up and sound amazing in any kind of jam session (not just bluegrass!)

We highly recommend the companion lesson “Scale Based Licks” (only $20!) that teaches eight single-string style Hot Licks that work with these scales positions, so you can effortlessly shift from scales to licks in any key!

Purchase this lesson to get access to the complete video, TAB/notation and play-along audio

2 reviews for Scales for Improvisation

  1. jsmbrown

    This one lesson probably did more for my playing than any other.
    Here is what it did for me:
    unlock the mystery of the fretboard
    find scale notes for any key
    help me find notes for playing by ear
    play blues in any key
    play single string style
    give me tools to use in improvisation
    helped me understand musically what you need to learn to play other instruments.
    I am a ninja subscriber to this site. Brae has taught me so much in such a short amount of time. If I could only have one lesson from this site, this would be it.

  2. jd_sims6

    Excellent tool for scale work surrounding common chord shapes. This video and the supporting charts and backing tracks opened doors for me in picking single string style that I couldn’t find anywhere else. Tied with the backing tracks Brae delivers a one-two punch to take your picking to a whole new level. He explains the technique in a super easy to understand fashion and walks you through blues, bluegrass and major/minor scales. Super helpful!

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