I've been trying to play jazz a lot lately, and I kind of feel like I'm relying too much on scales. I've heard from numerous people that thinking in arpeggios will help to improve improvisation, and I think I want to get started in that direction. It may just be me, but I'm not really a big fan of modes, either. It just seems like there is too much to have to think about, with all the altered notes of the different modes. I've just been playing around with scales that I liked, i.e. harmonic and melodic minor, whole tone, and just even the plain old major scale. And sometimes I'll just not think about anything - no scales or chords or anything. If I know the song well enough, I'll know what sound is coming next and I just play what sounds good to me. That's probably not very good for progressing, but hey, I do it all the time when I'm just noodling around. But anyway, I just wanted to see if anyone here had any tips or good sites or whatever about learning arpeggios and how to apply them in improv. And one more sort of off topic question - if there is a chord written as something like D7+5+9, that just means the same as a D7#5#9, right? Thanks for any and all help!