Improvising Chord solos is a lot of fun and is really about combining the beautiful Jazz harmony with Jazz improvisation. But chord solos can seem almost impossible to get started with because it appears to be technically very demanding.
There are, however, ways to approach them that will help you overcome that problem. These lessons are built around easy chord solos and exercises on well-known standards. Material that shows how you can start thinking of the chords as something you can improvise with.
The main thing to learn is to start thinking of voicings as variations and melodies, not static and separate grips. Melodies are notes next to each other, not separate instances.
The Collection includes 6 lessons that go through the process of playing chord solos on well-known standards and I have also included 3 transcribed chord solos for further study that you can use to find more ideas and have practical solutions for other progressions.
The 3 solos are independent solos on
- A Turnaround in C major
- Autumn Leaves