Arnie Berle

Encyclopedia of Scales, Modes and Melodic Patterns

A unique Approach to developing Ear, Mind and Finger Coordination
for all Instruments

für: Melodieinstrument

Lehrbuch (mit Noten)

Autor/KomponistArnie Berle
Umfang96 Seiten; 20,3 × 29,8 cm
Verlag/HerstellerMel Bay Publications
Hersteller-Nr.MB 95736
23,65 €
Lieferzeit: 4–6 Wochen
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Not just another book of scales and patterns, this is a method that trains the mind, the ears and the fingers to work in perfect synchronization to respond instantaneously to any given chord progression. This ability is of paramount importance to any musician who wants to improvise in the jazz idiom. Leading jazz players have used this method for years, but this is the first time it has been published in book form.

The author offers a comprehensive guide to improvisation on any instrument through chord changes in any key. A great source book for dozens of scales from the traditional major and minor forms to the modal scales used by jazz musicians. Even scales from Arabian, Balinese, Iranian, and Hungarian cultures can be found here. A must-have for any musician who aspires to improvise with authority.


  • Purpose
  • Practice Routine
  • The Major Scale (Ionian Mode)
  • C Major Ionian
  • Major (Ionian) Scales
  • Major Scale Practice Routine
  • More Major Scale Studies
  • Major Scale Melodic Patterns
  • Abbreviated Patterns
  • Major Scale Diatonic Intervals
  • Inverted Intervals
  • Major Chords
  • Major Triad Patterns
  • Major Sixth Patterns
  • Major Seventh Patterns
  • Major Ninth Patterns
  • Modes Derived from the Major Scale
  • Modes of the C Major Scale
  • The Dorian Mode
  • Dorian Mode Practice Routine
  • Minor Chords
  • Minor Triad Patterns
  • Minor Sixth Chord Patterns
  • Minor Seventh Chord Patterns
  • Minor Ninth Chord Patterns
  • The Phrygian Mode
  • The Lydian Mode
  • The Mixolydian Mode/Dominant Seventh Scale
  • Mixolydian Mode Practice Routine
  • Dominant Chords
  • Dominant Seventh Chord Patterns
  • Dominant Ninth Chord Patterns
  • The Aeolian Mode
  • The Locrian Mode
  • Alternating Dorian, Mixolydian, and Major
  • Scales
  • The Harmonic Minor Scale
  • Harmonic Minor Scale Practice Routine
  • The Modes of the Harmonic Minor Scale
  • The 2nd Mode of the Harmonic Minor Scale
  • The 5th Mode of the Harmonic Minor Scale
  • The Minor 7# Chord
  • Alternating the nd Mode, the th Mode, and
  • the Harmonic Minor Scales
  • The Melodic Minor Scale (Jazz Minor)
  • The Lydian - Augmented Scale
  • The Lydian Dominant Scale
  • The Locrian #2 Scale
  • The Super Locrian Scale
  • Alternating Locrian #2 - Super Locrian and
  • Jazz Minor Scales
  • Choosing the Right Scale
  • The Jazz Minor Scale
  • Alternating Jazz Minor Scales
  • The Major Pentatonic Scale
  • Major Pentatonic Patterns
  • Modes of the Major Pentatonic Scale
  • The Minor Pentatonic Scale
  • The Blues Scale
  • Blues Scale Melodic Patterns
  • Pentatonic Scales and the Perfect Fourth Interval
  • The Diminished Scale (Diminished th Chord)
  • Diminished Scales
  • Diminished Scale Melodic Patterns
  • The Half Step - Whole Step Diminished Scale
  • Application of Diminished Scales
  • The Whole Tone Scale
  • Whole Tone Scale Studies
  • Whole Tone Scale Melodic Patterns
  • Augmented Chords
  • Dominant (+) Chords
  • Whole Tone Scale - Dominant (+) Patterns
  • The Chromatic Scale
  • Scales from Other Cultures
  • Arabian Scale
  • Kurdish (same as the Phrygian Mode)
  • Spanish
  • Gypsy
  • Hungarian
  • The Bebop Scales
  • The Major Bebop Scale
  • Major Bebop Scale Practice Routine
  • The Dorian Bebop Scale
  • Dorian Bebop Practice Routine
  • The Mixolydian Bebop Scale
  • Mixolydian Bebop Scale Practice Routine
  • Balinese
  • Charhargan (Iranian)