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The Altered Dominant Scale, Part 1

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The Altered Dominant Scale  
 
The Altered Dominant Scale  
 
The Altered Dominant Scale, Part 1
The Altered Dominant Scale, Part 1
 
In this lesson, Chad takes a little digression from the path he’s been taking, with a lesson on the altered dominant scale, which is used in modern and mainstream jazz. It gives a jazzy dissonant sound to dominant chords. You’ll learn to use the altered dominant scale on the D7 chord in a ii–V7–I progression in the key of G: Am7–D–G. He starts by showing you how to improvise on the ii–V7–I progression by simply using the G major scale. Then he shows you the D altered dominant scale, which in addition to the root, third, and flatted seventh uses the flat nine, sharp nine, flatted fifth, and augmented fifth. This makes the scale D–Eb–F–F#–Ab–Bb–C–D. If you start this scale on the Eb, the second step, it’s the same as the Eb melodic minor scale Eb–F–Gb–Ab–Bb–C–D–Eb.

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