Practices in memorising the scales and the chords

Here are some simple tips in how to memorise the Chords or Scales of a Standard. Please be able to check on your real book, pick up one simple song, and check all thoes tips out in every chord of the lead sheet, take it slow in the very begining while the world is not going to be the end. Here comes the Tips:

1-Play the 1st note(tonic/root note) of each chord/scale. For example, play the root notes through the chords of the sheet under the speed of 80bpm, think of the relative notes(3th 5th 7th note) of the chord while the music flowing, and be clear with the note’s name.
Xmaj7: R 3 5 7 *(Play the root and think of the relative note)
Xmi7:R *b3 5 b7

X7: R 3 5 b7
Xdim7: R b3 b5 bb7(6)
and so on…
2-Play the 1st and 2nd of each chord/scale. Practice just like tip 1.
3-Play the first 3 notes of each chord/scale.Prctice just like tip 1.
4-play the first 5 notes of each chord/scale.Prctice just like tip 1.
5-play the scale up to the 7th note of each chord/scale.Prctice just like tip 1.
6-play the scale up to the 9th note of each chord/scale.Prctice just like tip 1.
7-Play the trial chord notes up and down of each chord/scale. For example, play A #C E up and down when it is playing the AM chord.
8-Play the 7th chord notes of each chord/scale.
9-Play the 9th chord notes of each chord/scale.
10-Play the scale notes up to the octave 9th of each chord/scale.
11-Play the scale notes up to the octave 9th and down by playing the 9th chord notes of each chord/scale.
12-Play the 9th chord notes up and down by the scale of each chord/scale.

Do remember to keep the speed low, and always knowing the name of the note you are playing.
Try chooese different scales of a chord, for example play G Mixolydian #4 scale on the G7 chord.
Good luck buddy~

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