The altered dominant is one of the first “outside” sounds that you should start exploring on your Jazz guitar journey. It is one of the most common sounds that is used to add extra tension to a chord before resolving that.
But it is also one of the things that many students struggle with. Improvising over altered dominants is different because it is a sound that you probably don’t immediately have in your system, and there are not obvious arpeggios or other things to support making lines for a solo.
This lesson will help you through that process and get you started with altered dominants.
You will learn:
• What the Altered Scale is for a Dominant
• How to find arpeggios for the sound
• What solid melodies on a Turnaround with Altered Dominants sound like
• How to make your own altered dominant lines