Archive Monthly Archives: November 2007

Soloing Over Chord Progressions

PDF, and mp3

The exercises don’t sound like great music yet, but other techniques that I will discuss in the future will spice them up! Hopefully you can see the potential. Also, listen to the sound of each note over the chord (roots, 3rds, 5ths). Try to sing them without playing your instrument sometimes. Trying adding vibrato and a bit of rhythm to the notes once you get them down. On the mp3, I go thru each exercise without stopping but you can focus on each part before you progress to the next exercise. The last exercise I play a faster eight note idea but it still uses the basic framework on beats 1 and 3. If you want more info on this topic, check out this book on chord tone soloing.