Mastering Major Diatonic Patterns
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A Major diatonic pattern is a pattern of notes that travel through a major tonality. Learning your diatonic patterns thoroughly is an important step in mastering the fundamentals of technique, melodic development, tonal center improvisation, more modern intervallic lines and chromatic approaches. Learning these diatonic patterns in all 12 keys will give a jazz improvisation student access to thousands of melodic ideas that they can use in their improvisations. Learning these lines will also give a student the confidence and technical skill they need to play in all 12 keys.
In this book, I have included 150 diatonic patterns in all 12 keys. Once mastered, these patterns will give you the building blocks from which you can create improvised solos. Each group of notes is not just a pattern, lick or technical exercise but a melody and idea that can be used while improvising. The more melodies and ideas you have in your mind the more creative you can be as an improviser.