You need to learn scales, arpeggios, and vocabulary to play solos and to get it to sound like Jazz, but there are other aspects of improvising a solo that you need to develop as well if you want to sound good.
This week, the focus is on some of the other essential skills you need to develop to become good at improvising Jazz. So it is not really about scales, arpeggios, and vocabulary. I take a standard and go over some of the exercises you can start to do to really learn how to become a better soloist.
The focus is on playing solos that:
- Play real phrases
- Make the solo one piece of music
- Play what you hear
It takes more than just scales and arpeggios to play a great Jazz Solo
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00:22 The Song
00:34 #1 – Limit Yourself – 2 or 3 notes
01:14 Choosing notes for a solo
02:47Tips for doing the exercise
03:22 Challenge your Creativity
03:50What you improve in your playing
04:52 #2 – Motivic Development
05:59 Basic practice
06:42 Motivic Development on a song
07:10 Digging into the Harmony
07:21 Melodic Voice-leading
07:47 Rhythmic Displacement = Motivic Development
08:20 What You Learn
08:58 #3 – Improvise with chord tones
09:44 Two variations
09:47 #1 Arpeggios within one octave
10:27 #2 One Position
11:06 How to play over chord changes and make sense
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