The exercises can be downloaded by clicking on the grey boxes.  Begin each exercise by playing the scales and listening very closely to the chords. Print out the accompanying chord sheet to read whilst playing. As you become more familiar with the progression, try decorating the scales and developing them into a melody line. To practise these exercises you will need to have a reasonable command of your instrument and be able to play all major and minor scales in all keys.

Opens new window in Dropbox 12 harmonised major scales in chromatic order from C to B ending on a C major chord.
Opens new window in Dropbox 12 harmonised harmonic minor scales in chromatic order from A to G# ending on an A minor chord.
Opens new window in Dropbox 12 harmonised melodic minor scales in chromatic order from A to G# ending on an A minor chord.
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  1. OMG! thanks you so much for this exercises, its very hard to find this kind of resource. I am a classical trained cellist trying to expand my possibilities, if you ever decide to create a book for people trying to learn to improvise in the cello i would be the first to buy it. Thanks you again!

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