Introduction to Chordscale Theory
Chordscale theory describes the interdependent relationship of harmony and melody. It states that chords serve specific roles within a key which determine the scales that are associated with those chords which, in turn, represent a palette of available notes that can be used for improvisation. This theory is fundamental to learning how to improvise.
Practice Session 1 - Play the Lesson Introduction Transcription
Practice Session 2 - Identifying Diatonic Chords of Ab Major
Practice Session 3 - Analyze the Chord Changes to Killing Me Softly
Barrie Nettles and Richard Graf's book Chord Scale Theory and Jazz Harmony is the bible of chordscale theory.