23 Guitar Scales You Can Play Over Dominant 7th Chords

Dec 13, 2022

In this lesson I'll show you 23 guitar scales you can play over dominant 7th chords that you can use to improvise cool solos in jazz, blues, and beyond.
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⏱ Video Content Outline for this Guitar Scales Video

0:00 - Intro
0:10 - 1) Minor Pentatonic
0:34 - 2) Minor Blues Scale
1:01 - 3) Major Pentatonic
1:25 - 4) Major Blues Scale
1:53 - 5) Mixolydian
2:17 - 6) Bebop Dominant
2:51 - 7) Lydian Dominant
3:22 - 8) Mixolydian b6
3:53 - 9) Phrygian Dominant
4:17 - 10) Altered Scale
4:44 - 11) Whole Tone Scale
5:08 - 12) Diminished Scale
5:39 - 13) Minor Pentatonic off the 4
5:56 - 14) Blues Scale off the 4
6:20 - 15) Minor Pentatonic off the b7
6:37 - 16) Blues Scale off the b7
7:01 - 17) Altered Pentatonic
7:19 - 18) Blues Scale off #9
7:43 - 19) Mixolydian b2
8:06 - 20) Phrygian b4
8:34 - 21) 5th Mode of Double Harmonic Major
9:01 - 22) Dominant Pentatonic
9:25 - 23) Chromatic Scale
9:43 - Outro & jam
 


 
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💬 Lesson Description for this Guitar Scales Video

Dominant 7th chords are a staple sound in jazz, blues, and other genres, from classical to pop.

In this lesson I'll show you 23 guitar scales you can play over dominant 7th chords that you can use to improvise cool solos in jazz, blues, and beyond.

There is no talking in this lesson, only demonstrations of the different guitar scales over a single dominant 7th chord loop that I make real time.

Some of these guitar scales are simple, some are quirky, some sound classic, and some sound very dissonant.

That’s the fun of it!

Knowing and being able to use a variety of guitar scales makes you a more creative and versatile improviser.

Improvising over just one dominant 7th chord encourages you to try original ideas, focus on phrasing, and break out of your typical licks or patterns.

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about guitar scales for dominant 7th chords and found it beneficial. Let me know what you thought in the comments.

Thanks! :)

- Jared



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 FREE Printable Parent Scales Pack PDF


 

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