Summertime – Tonic minor options – Solo Lesson

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In Jazz there are many ways to play over a minor chord. In this lesson I am demonstrating a few of them in the solo: Dorian, Melodic minor and Blues. An important part of your playing is your ability to vary how you play over the chords from chorus to chorus. Hopefully this lesson will help you develop your tool set and make you use this approach in a conscious way in your own playing.

This solo on Summertime is for the biggest part very easy to play. I tried to keep the double time and triplets to a minimum and the tempo is quite friendly.

 

Description

In Jazz there are many ways to play over a minor chord. In this lesson I am demonstrating a few of them in the solo: Dorian, Melodic minor and Blues. An important part of your playing is your ability to vary how you play over the chords from chorus to chorus. Hopefully this lesson will help you develop your tool set and make you use this approach in a conscious way in your own playing.

This solo on Summertime is for the biggest part very easy to play. I tried to keep the double time and triplets to a minimum and the tempo is quite friendly.

 

Some of the topics I discuss:

  • Different Tonic minor sounds, Melodic minor and Dorian
  • Blues in a minor tonality
  • Diatonic substitution
  • When to play changes and when not to
  • Examples of Blues phrasing, and what makes them sound bluesy

The Download includes:

  • 4 chorus Solo Performance video
  • 49 min Solo analysis lesson
  • 13 min Lesson on Minor sounds
  • PDF/GuitarPro Transcription
  • Mp3 Backing track
  • Mp3 Performance

Summertime Solo video

You can watch the solo that the lesson is build around here:

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