This is a guitar lesson on how to use the Jazz Minor Scale in improvisation. The jazz minor scale can be used to improvise over minor 6th (m6), minor/major 7th (m/M7) and other minor chords. It produces some unusual melodic flavours, as it contains both major 6th and major 7th tones, which are not found (both together) in the more commonly used minor scales such as the natural minor or harmonic minor scales.
For guitar scale diagrams, see this page: Jazz Minor Scale
Improvisation In C minor Using The Jazz Minor Scale.
Practise improvising using the C jazz minor scale with the chords below.
Use the C jazz minor scale, which contains the following notes: C, D, Eb, F, G, A, B, C, to improvise over the Cm6 and Cm/Maj6 chords, and use a C blues scale to improvise over all the other chords.
Backing Track For Improvisation With A Jazz Minor Scale
||: Cm/M7 | Cm6 | Cm/M7 | Cm6 | G#7 | G7#5 | Cm6 | Cm6 G7#5 :||