This lesson will teach you two things:
- A Set of Etudes to teach you chord-solo phrases
- An approach to organize and practice chords to make it easier to improvise with them.
Often, when you are learning chords you think of them as isolated things, or at most, connected to some inversions. This is not useful if you want to play chord solos. In a chord solo, you need to think about melodies and put chords under them on the fly. To deal with this, it is essential that you start incorporating exercises that help you build that overview.
The Exercises and etudes in this lesson are constructed to make it easier to play chord solos. Often it seems impossible to remember so many voicings and then also come up with solo lines using them. The material in this lesson organizes the voicings so that it is a lot easier to play lines. The etudes on Ladybird use this system which also makes them easier to play.
I am demonstrating solo etudes on the song ladybird which is a very common Jazz standard. The exercises are also related to this chord progression so that you can see the connection between the two and how the etudes use the material from the exercises.
The chord-solos are transcribed but I also include an annotated analysis that describes the build-up or concept behind the different phrases and also how they connect with each other.
The Download includes:
- 3 Chord Solo Etudes on Ladybird (from easy to intermediate)
- Article with Exercises
- Analysis of the Etudes
- Performance video
- mp3 Backing Track
- GuitarPro7 and PDF sheet music