Satin Doll – II V approaches

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This lesson consists of two solos on the song Satin Doll. Both 2 choruses long. I have transcribed the solos and made lessons where I go over the solos phrase by phrase. The analysis will give you some ideas on how I play over this type of song and help you develop several approaches to improvising over II V progressions.

Description

This lesson is on some of the different ways you can approach II V progressions. There are quite a lot of songs that are consisting mainly of II V progressions. Songs like Four on Six, Satin Doll, Dearly Beloved and many more. When soloing on these it is important to have a good balance of when to spell out changes and when to focus on longer melodic ideas.

This lesson consists of two solos on the song Satin Doll. Both 2 choruses long. I have transcribed the solos and made lessons where I go over the solos phrase by phrase. The analysis will give you some ideas on how I play over this type of song and help you develop several approaches to improvising over II V progressions.

What I cover and discuss:

  • What chord in a II V to play over and when
  • Developing melodic ideas, motifs, riffs
  • Applying pentatonic scales to a jazz song
  • Double time and triplet phrasing
  • Using Blues phrases in a minor key
  • Motifs and variations of motifs in solos
  • When to follow the changes and when not to

The Download includes:

  • Performance video with transcription
  • 81 min Video Lessons with analysis
  • PDF/GuitarPro Transcription of 4 choruses
  • Mp3 Backing track
  • Mp3 Performance tracks
  • Performance Notes

I hope you can use the lessons and solos as etudes and inspiration for your own solos. I also hope that the analysis serves as food for thought on how to both improvise and listen to jazz solos.