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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Symmetrical Augmented Scale

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Jazz Advanced,
Symmetrical Augmented Scale.
As some of you may know, you can divide an
octave into three or four even intervals.
Let's see, if you start on C, and
you can have C, you can have E.
You can have A flat and then back to C.
This is an augmented arpeggio and
the intervals are the same.
They are major thirds.
[SOUND] And you can also divide
it into four even intervals,
then you have minor thirds.
Like this [SOUND] C,
E flat, G flat and A.
So, there is a scale that I call it
the Symmetrical Augmented Scale.
And this scale is three tonic scale.
It means it's,
it's just having one tonic chord.
You have three that are just as strong.
So in this scale, the scale goes
like this, I will show it here.
You can choose a, a fingering that
will suit you, I like this one.
Like that.
If you wanna up,
if you wanna go up there.
[SOUND] Or the notes are C, E flat, E, G.
G A flat, B, and C.
One, two, three, four, five, six,
only got six different notes and
the seventh note, instead of eight notes,
coming back to the octave, it's six notes.
This is a seven note octave.
[SOUND] Or up here like I describe.
Interesting scale, isn't it?
The, the sound, the sounds a bit exotic or
Eastern, Eastern-European.
If you search [NOISE] for triads within
this scale, you will find the C major.
You will find the E major.
And you will find the A flat major.
All these triads.
Now I'm just playing them randomly.
It's very nice to combine these.
This is a very, very famous pattern.
That Oliver Nelson used in the Blues and
Abstract Truth from the sixties.
C, A flat,
E triad, back to C.
This is another cool.
Using the same scale.
E flat, C.
A flat, C, B,
A flat, then E.
[SOUND] And you have this note.
A flat again, and G.
[SOUND] And then back to C.
then you can continue another octave down.
Interesting scale, this one.
And except for
having these three tonal centers
the three tonic chords,
C E, and A flat, you also
have the C minor, the E minor,
and the A flat minor triads.
Pretty interesting.
So let's try for
a second to move around these triads.
First, the major ones.
You can try this pattern.
[SOUND] Or even minor.
[SOUND] C minor, [SOUND] E minor,
and A flat minor.
So practice this scale.
Try to find it all over the neck.
And in the next lesson I will,
try, continue to explain about,
the idea of having three tonics,
three tonic chords instead of one.
And that was used in
classical music pretty early,
and then John Coltrane
adapted this to jazz.
So I will speak about,
more about that in the next lesson.
But for now, keep practicing this
Symmetrical Augmented Scale.