Shows how you can view a cluster of chords with a minimum of improvising scales, enabling you to quickly learn to play through the changes.
Your entire jazz chord chart is evaluated, not just single chords in isolation.
The program explains relationships amongst the scales, such as how one scale leads into another.
You can either manually enter chords or import chord symbols from Band-in-a-Box ® files. Scale suggestions are based on conventional music theory, experience, and research.
The software usually provides secondary scale choices. Both summary and detail reports can be printed out for each chord chart.
Music reading is not required (but is encouraged). Explanations are generally informal.
Scales covered include: Major, Natural Minor, Harmonic Minor, Jazz Minor (aka Melodic Minor Ascending), Dorian, Pentatonic, Blues, Diminished, Whole Tone, Dominant Seventh (aka Mixolydian).
The program is not instrument specific, but scale and chord diagrams are provided in "HELP". You need only have some command of the pentatonic scale to get started. Most scales are diagrammed as variations of the pentatonic scale (which is also diagrammed).