jazz-largeGot a busy few days coming up, so I decided to finish my class assignment for the Improvisation courses from Coursera.org.

This is week two and old Gary Burton isn’t giving up any secrets for the class, but he is sharing a few good pointers.

The Peer Assignment this week includes having everyone download what he titles as the “Ten Most Common Scales” used for improvisation.

From this outline, he asks the class to play each of the following scales and record a 30-60 second improvisation based on the chord outlines.

The scales include;

  • A Lydian flat7
  • C Locrian
  • F7 Altered
  • D Dorian
  • B Lydian
  • Eb Aeolian

Here’s my homework submitted for review this evening. Enjoy – suggest or criticize.