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Scale Mapping Jazz Standards to Create Solos (Stella by Starlight)

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Using scales can be a really great way to start mapping out the note choices you have available to you over jazz standards so that you can start taking great solos.

So, in today’s video, I’m going to be going over a scale map over the jazz standard Stella by Starlight and then I’m going to show you an exercise for how to start making that all musical.

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This lesson is included in my eBook and course “The Jazz Standards Playbook.” You can check that out here.

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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

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