If you want to learn to play and improvise Jazz, then you want to learn bebop. Bebop is the foundation of pretty much all modern Jazz. When you study bebop, you are building a very rich language and a strong skill set for improvising jazz. Especially when it comes to soloing on chord changes.
This lesson is adding a few techniques to the way you make lines when improvising and especially giving you the ability to add some great bop phrasing techniques to your playing.
A big part of what makes bebop lines sound the way that they do is the use of different types of embellishments. Adding variations with trills, and turns, inserting triplet arpeggios and larger intervals are a huge part of what makes bebop sound like bebop.
This lesson is focused on some exercises and solos that should help you playing and adding these techniques to your solos. In some ways it is a follow up to my other lesson on Take The A.Train: Take The A-Train – One Position Workout
- 2 Solo examples/Etudes
- Annotated Transcription
- Ebook with Exercises and Analysis
- Video Performances
- Transcription PDF/GuitarPro
- Performance mp3s
- Backing track mp3