Summertime – Chord Solo

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Playing Chord solos is a big part of especially the hard-bop era guitar vocabulary. If you listen to people like Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and Kenny Burrell you will hear a lot of chord solo material in their performances.

In this video lesson package I have recorded and transcribed a three chorus chord solo on summertime  The lesson includes exercises and a 3 video analysis of the solo

Description

Playing Chord solos is a big part of especially the hardbop era guitar vocabulary. If you listen to people like Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and Kenny Burrell you will hear a lot of chord solo material in their performances.

In this video lesson package I have recorded and transcribed a three chorus chord solo on summertime. The lesson includes exercises and a 3 video analysis of the solo

The lesson package

In 3 videos I will analyze the solo and talk about how the phrases are constructed. To help you work on chord soloing. I also demonstrate some exercises to come up with voicings for chord solos and to train your ability to actually play the chord solos.

Since Summertime is a minor tune with a lot of tonic minor I also discuss 3 different approaches to harmonize minor chords. This will help you to get different sounds so you can add variation to your solos.

List of topics covered in the lesson:

  • Chord Solo phrases
  • Technical Exercises and phrasing
  • Harmonizing scales and arpeggios
  • Modal Passing chords
  • 6th Diminished
  • Phrasing techniques

The Lesson Download includes:

  • 3 chorus Solo Performance video
  • 4 Video lessons on song and solo (50 min)
  • PDF/GuitarPro Transcription
  • Mp3 Backing track
  • Mp3 Performance