Chromatic Scale - Chromaticism Tutorial
The chromatic scale is simply every available note. Don't worry about learning all five patterns of the chromatic scale. That's not necessary. The point of this "scale" is to achieve the sound of chromaticism.
This sound is ultra useful in many scenarios. Chromaticism is often used to sound "outside" without actually playing a specifc outside sounding scale.
An easy way to illustrate this is by grabbing a scale pattern you already know - A major for example - and playing all around that shape either a half step above or a half-step below and listen to the sound you hear. It's extremely cool.
Mess around with the notes "around" your chosen scale and see how they color your playing. I personally love the chromatic sound and use it all the time. Get comfortable with the idea that your scale patterns are "loose" and there can be quite a lot of play in them.
Refer back to these jamtracks:
1. A Major - I - IV - V
2. F Major - Ima7 - IVma7 - V7
3. Slow Blues in G
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