Using the Pentatonic Scale Over Jazz Changes
The Art of Improvising • 9m 58s
The pentatonic scale works over virtually any jazz chord progression. As you’ll learn in this lesson, you just need a few adjustments to translate your knowledge to the sometimes intimidating genre that is jazz.
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