Learning to play the Scales and Arpeggios is difficult, but many of us can sit down and work on that. The real problem is to turn that material into a solo that sounds like a real piece of music. This is where we get into trouble:
How do you make it sound like Jazz and how do you make it sound like a piece of music, not just notes over a song.
This lesson will take help you develop your phrasing and solo playing so that you can connect the phrases in the solo and make it a complete piece of music.
The lesson is developed around a 2 chorus solo on Satin Doll. The solo is filled with strong melodic statements using the basic scales and arpeggios. I have made an analysis and a set of exercises to help you develop your own abilities as an improviser.
– Make strong melodies on Satin Doll using basic materials.
– Connect phrases using motivic development and call-response.
– Develop your Jazz phrasing and rhythmical language.