In jazz, timing is everything. In this week’s episode we will take a look at structuring our solos in such a way that the important notes fall in the right place. We want to make sure that we are putting chord tones on the strong beats of each measure. This gives our improvisation some direction and is the number one way to make you sound like you know what you’re doing quickly!
We come up with the skeleton of our solo and then build a complete melodic statement around that skeleton. With a template to build on, our solos take a brand new direction and become like building a puzzle. Eventually, we don’t need the skeleton and can build an entire solo without thinking about it.
This week’s episode is guaranteed to make a difference in your playing. If you have always wanted to play a solo without those ‘throwaway’ notes that we all wish we could forget, this is the lesson for you! Dive right in and don’t forget to download the PDF’s for maximum effectiveness.
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