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Analysis and Jazz Guitar Solo ideas for a Jazz Standard – Lady Bird

I wanted to try a slightly different format. So here’s a take on a song based Jazz Guitar Lesson: Analyze the chords and then talk about what concepts I use when improvising on it: Target notes, Arpeggios and pentatonic scales in jazz context.

All of this coming out of my own playing on Lady Bird (Tadd Dameron)/Half Nelson(Miles Davis).

The turnaround of this song is also a great way to work towards improvising over giant steps progressions.

What do you think about this new format? What would you like to see 🙂

Old recording of me playing Half Nelson: 


If you want to jam on the song yourself you can use my backing track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cxMEXZbN5s&index=16&list=PLWYuNvZPqqcEKZdvb3Q2iKIMqiEVJFqcM

How would it sound if Jimi Hendrix played a jazz standard?

So I got the idea to check out how it sounds if I played a standard with the approach to chords

that I learnt from Jimi Hendrix in songs like Little Wing, Wind Cries Mary etc etc.

I like the feel a lot, though it sort of became a halftime feel in this video.

Do you think Hendrix would have sounded like this on Lady bird?

There’s a transcription of the first chorus here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BKGZRn3gWks/

Hope you like it!