Judging from my blog stats, there seems to be a lot of interest in the augmented scale. I’m not surprised. It’s a fascinating scale, and I’ve personally been having a lot of fun as I continue to work at getting it into my fingers and my ears.
One of the interesting and colorful aspects of the augmented scale is the fact that it gives rise to both augmented triads and major triads in sequential order. In this post, you’ll find three exercises that focus on augmented triads. However, the last one also hints at the major triads contained in the augmented scale. Click on the images to enlarge them to readable size.
As always, take each pattern up and down through the full range of your instrument. Other than that, the exercises are fairly self-explanatory, so I won’t say more, other than practice hard and have fun!
Oh, yeah…and make sure, if you haven’t done so, to check out my jazz page featuring other exercises and articles of interest to saxophonists and improvising musicians.