Soloing over chord changes is a part of Jazz. It is a skill we need and in this video, I am going to go over 5 levels of exercises where you actually solo over chord changes and that will also test your knowledge of the chords, the fretboard and your ability to play strong melodies.
I am curious how far you can go, there are not that many who can do all 5 levels, but leave a comment with how far you can get. You can always pause the video and give it a try!
To keep it a bit short I am going to cover this just using a turnaround, but you could do this with any song or chord progression.
I am going to use a turnaround in C (play chords) and I am not really going to explain the scales etc. because if you are checking this out then you should have an idea about what those are already.
A lot of what this is going is about training very basic skills but getting them to a high level. Something that is very important in music. The last level is quite demanding and a goal I think we should all work towards.
The Never-ending scale exercise
Best Exercise for Difficult Chord Progressions – Never ending Scale Exercise
Check out more on improvising over chord changes
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0:00 Intro – A Dm7(9) voicing you already play
0:23 Making great sounding chords with inversions.
1:05 A little Voice-leading and a II V I Chord set
1:52 Inversions of the II V I Chords
2:22 Using Inversions and creating new sounds
2:47 Cmaj7 Shell-voicing and inversions
3:08 II Valt I chord set and inversions
3:59 A Great Counter-movement Trick for Shell-Voicings
4:45 Altered dominant Shell-voicing tricks
5:11 Putting it to use on a II V I Example 1
5:35 Example 2
5:53 Example 3 Inner-Voice movement ideas for these chords
6:24 Other Inversions
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