Jazz Etude 8- Hearing Scales As Harmonic Extensions Part 3

Again, another variation of Etude 6. For example, I’m using a Bb melodic minor scale in the upper octave of the C7 chord (minor scale formed from the 7th of the dominant chord). This adds altered color tension tone of Db (functions as -9 of C7) and Eb (functions as +9 of C7). Besides learning to hear the scale as harmonic extensions, also pay attention to the triads that are formed in the second octave. This is the conceptual foundation of my book, Melodic Minor Scale Jazz Studies: Tonal Organizations and Applications Over Dominant 7th Chords, in which it is explored in great detail.

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