Ultra-Cool Scale & Arpeggio Workouts

Welcome, students, subscribers, and friends!  The links below will open play-along files into your iRealPro app.  Practice your scales and arpeggios with jam tracks!  Use those scales and arpeggios to jam and improvise with the tracks!  This page and portion of my website will be growing and expanding.  Bookmark it and check back periodically.

Sheet music for most of the workouts is available by subscribing to MyTalentForge.Com (which also has supporting instructional videos), or by studying with me at Berklee College of Music.

One Octave Modal Scale Workouts:

The following workouts chromatically ascend starting in half position through 7th position starting on first finger.  To practice the scales starting on a different finger, simply start the track on the line with your starting tonic and play from there.  Adjust tempo and style as desired.  Default style is Bossa Nova for evenly played 8th notes.

Ionian: C & G String || G & D String || D & A String || A & E String

Dorian: C & G String || G & D String || D & A String || A & E String

Phrygian: C & G String || G & D String || D & A String || A & E String

Lydian: C & G String || G & D String || D & A String || A & E String

Mixolydian: C & G String || G & D String || D & A String || A & E String

Aeolian: C & G String || G & D String || D & A String || A & E String

Locrian: C & G String || G & D String || D & A String || A & E String

Whole-tone: C & G String || G & D String || D & A String || A & E String

One Octave LIMDAPL on C (simply transpose the key for all other tonics)

One Octave IDPLMAL on C (simply transpose the key for all other tonics)

ii-V-I Workouts

ii7-V7-I maj.7 Sequence 1 for viola

ii7-V7-I maj.7 Sequence 2 for viola

ii7-V7-I maj.7 Sequence 1 for violin

ii7-V7-I maj.7 Sequence 2 for violin

Rock Solo Practice

The Art of the Lyrical 8-bar Solo:

Changes for David Gilmour’s first solo from Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”

Part I of 12-key workout for David Gilmour’s first “Comfortably Numb” Solo

Part II of 12-key workout for David Gilmour’s first “Comfortably Numb” Solo

Accompaniment for George Harrison’s solo in “Let It Be”