You always want to have a lot of options when soloing over a standard.
In this lesson I will show you how I use reharmonization to add a lot of material to my vocabulary while soloing. This lesson is build around an improvised solo over There will never be another you.
In the solo I am improvising with not only making up lines, but I also reharmonize the song as I play. This means that there are not only the standard progression to use for making melodies, but we can also improvise with which chords are used.
The goal of the lesson is to give you a complete musical example of how you can use reharmonization in your solos and how it would make sense within a real solo. Therefore there is a development in how much I use reharmonization I am using in the solo and what choices I make in scales etc.
The solo is technically fairly easy to play and should not be too difficult to master. This is also helpful in getting this improvisation technique in to your playing.
There Will Never Be Another You is a great standard for exploring this. The chords lend themselves to a lot of reharmonization. The 32 bar form is also a following a very common structure. This means that a lot of what you learn can easily be applied to other songs.
The download package includes:
- Performance videos and mp3s (video with and without transcription)
- backing track mp3
- Video lesson on the solo showing you how it is constructed
- PDF and GuitarPro transcription of the soloPerformance notes
Some of the material I cover includes:
- How to build up a solo with reharmonization
- Basic suggestions for reharmonizing some common progressions and chords
- Discussion on what chords you can change and why.
- How to use Diminished, Tritone, Altered andwhole tone scales on a standard
- Examples of lines using reharmonization in a real 3 chorus solo