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Cello Lessons: Chord Scale: Dominant 7 - Mixolydian

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Dominant seven chords, a five,
seven chord, or
in jazz often just called a seven chord,
because the dominant seven scale and
arpeggio is our default sound in jazz.
So if you ever see like a C7, that's
referring to a dominant seven chord and
we're gonna use the Mixolydian
scale to accompany it.
The only difference between Mixolydian and
Ionian is that the seventh
is going to be flat.
So it's C major,
with a flat seven, that's B flat.
That B flat makes all the difference.
Our transposable fingering.
Starting on first finger.
For all of these one octave scales,
our fingers are always gonna be
grouped three, three, and two.
And so, you can just find the right
hand shapes for each of those
positions as we keep altering one
note at a time in these modes.
So the Mixolydian scales is often
associated with the five chord.
Let's see how that sounds
with a funky backing track.
Play the scale up and down once,
just to get the vibe of it.
Then just
Explore the sound of the scale.
You can just keep
running up and down,
it's gonna sound good.
Enjoy this backing
track, and once you get
used to this scale in C,
use your transposable fingering and
explore it in all 12 keys.
Jazz is a harmonic language.
So every scale that we learn,
you need to explore in all 12 keys.
So even without a backing track,
you can put on a metronome and
a drone in the key you want to
practice the Mixolydian scale.