Intermediate Lessons

Practise Tips: Scale Exercises


Scale exercises can offer some variety to simply practising scales on their own, incorporating patterns and motifs that often come up in tunes.

Pentatonic scales are handy ways of abbreviating scale patterns, and a great springboard for thinking about improvisation.

Accenting Tunes


Learn more about giving tunes some rhythmic interest and swing.

Ornamentation and Embellishments


Learning how to use ornamentation is an important way of enhancing tunes, and embellishing with other tricks can add interest and detail to your playing.

Understanding modes can seem tricky at first, but they're actually a lot simpler than they might first seem. 

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