While the mixolydian mode is the default dominant chordscale, there exists a whole world of dominant chordscale choices, each one possessing a unique palette of tensions. The Monkish whole tone, the tense altered scale and the evocative blues scale are just three of the eight dominant chordscales explored in this lesson. Learn how to derive the scales, how to build them and see how Clifford Brown, Kirk Lightsey and Thelonious Monk have used them in their solos.
Practice Session 1 - Eight Dominant Chordscales in 12 Keys
Listen to Monk play whole tone scales on "Thelonious Monk: Genius of Modern Music Volume 1."