As promised, here is part 2 of our series on making your solos over the blues much more interesting. Last week we looked at some changes that we could put into the blues progression to make it sound more bebop-ish, thus giving us a little bit more direction and interesting harmonic movements to solo over.
This week we are going to take everything more “outside” the chord changes by working with tension and release, as well as chord substitutions. A word of warning before jumping into this stuff. You should be sounding pretty darn good over the blues in order to start putting these devices into action. They require a secondary mode of thinking and if you don’t have the original changes down pat, they can be very confusing.
Ready to jump in? Enjoy this week’s episode and good luck with the material!
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