perspective on scales
Hey what's up jazz people,
For those who know their scales thru and thru, do you have a preferred
way to think about the scales, like a C#major as opposed to a Dflat major?
Because the way I practice scales and jazz licks is I go C, G, D, A, E, B, F#, C#, then
F, Bflat, Eflat, Aflat, and I'm done. That's a sequence to make sure I'm practicing all
twelve. Because of that, I don't really do anything flat beyond Aflat. First of all,
in my mind, it isn't necessary, and second, why go through all the trouble of thinking
in a different way to accomplish the same thing?
But a counter to that argument would be what if I encounter a Dflat maj7 chord in a progression. Well, in that case, I just think of it as a C#maj7 chord, problem solved.
But the question is would that work effectively in a live or group setting? Am I putting myself at a disadvantage for not thoroughly practicing in the Dflat perspective?
And please, not just a reply saying I need to practice and listen. Because I've heard that too many times and it makes sense but it isn't a constructive way of learning. The whole point of this forum is to start discussions. If you just tell me to go find out for myself, what's the value in that?
I appreciate any input and advice.