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The Augmented Scale

Much has been written about major scales and their modes, as well as other scales like Bebop and Diminished, however, very little has been discussed of the Augmented Scale. The Augmented Scale is a coloring scale used in modern playing by such practitioners including John Coltrane and Michael Brecker, among many others. According to saxophonist Walt Weiskopf, it is used more in an intuitive way. This introductory lesson will deal with the construction and conception of the scale.

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