All The Things You Are – Getting Started Soloing

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This lesson consists out of a lesson video that covers the basic structure of All The Things You Are. First a short simple analysis of the harmony, the scales and key centers of the song. Then the Arpeggios for the chords in All The Things You Are in the 8th position. I also discuss how you can practice them on the song with the included backing track. 

The 2nd part of the lesson consists of a 3 chorus solo over ATTYA with transcription and a lesson video for each chorus. I have made the choruses so that the first on is only around the 8th position and only using arpeggios. The 2nd chorus stays in the 8th position but incorporates more extensions and leading notes. In the final chorus I move around the neck and uses a few reharmonizations, altered dominants and other devices such as double time and 8th note triplets.

Description

Content of the lesson

All The Things You Are have always been one of the most popular standards in jazz. Famous recordings by every body from Charlie Parker, via Metheny and Scofield to Brad Mehldau have been the stuff we listened to on records. Since it is such a famous tune it is also one of the songs you simply must have in your repertoire.

This lesson consists out of a lesson video that covers the basic structure of All The Things You Are. First a short simple analysis of the harmony, the scales and key centers of the song. Then the Arpeggios for the chords in All The Things You Are in the 8th position. I also discuss how you can practice them on the song with the included backing track. 

The 2nd part of the lesson consists of a 3 chorus solo over ATTYA with transcription and a lesson video for each chorus. I have made the choruses so that the first on is only around the 8th position and only using arpeggios. The 2nd chorus stays in the 8th position but incorporates more extensions and leading notes. In the final chorus I move around the neck and uses a few reharmonizations, altered dominants and other devices such as double time and 8th note triplets.

Lesson goals

The goal of the lesson is to give you a complete set of arpeggios to improvise with over All The Things Yu Are and some good examples of how to do so only with arpeggios and also combining arpeggios and the scale.
I have made the exercise and the solos fairly easy to play so that it is easy to get through them and use them as a blue print for your own lines.
The download package includes:

  • Performance videos and mp3s (video with transcription)
  • Backing track mp3 from the performance
  • 4 Video lessons on the solo and how it is constructed (a total of 66 minutes)
  • PDF and GuitarPro transcription of the solo

Some of the material I cover includes:

  • The arpeggios of All The Things You Are in the 8th position
  • Exercises to practice the arpeggios on the song with the backing track
  • A short guide to making lines with arpeggios and improvising on the song.
  • Examples of how to combine arpeggio and scale to make lines
  • Examples of using motifs and voice-leading when improvising with arpeggio