In this lesson I demonstrate chord tone soloing over Autumn Leaves.
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- FREE Arpeggio Shapes Pack for Chord Tone Soloing
- Chord tone soloing lesson for each chord type (playlist)
Chord Tone Soloing Over Autumn Leaves Lesson Description
This week's lesson video is on what I think is the most critical skill to practice in jazz improvisation.
I demonstrate this skill while soloing over Autumn Leaves.
And this isn’t just limited to jazz soloing.
This is the core ability that I work on when improvising over chord progressions in any genre.
We want to practice what’s often called “chord tone soloing”.
This means improvising with chord tones ONLY.
And making it sound good 😬
After that, anything else we want to play becomes a million times easier (and even starts to happen naturally).
In this video:
- I demonstrate chord tone soloing over Autumn Leaves with the chord tone diagram shapes on the screen.
- I discuss what makes chord tone soloing, and soloing in general, sound good (it's not the notes!)
- And I talk about how we can easily add chromatic notes and scales after having chord tone soloing totally down as a core skill.
Chord Tone Soloing Over Autumn Leaves Video Lesson Outline
0:00 - Chord tone soloing over Autumn Leaves intro playing example
0:08 - About this chord tone soloing lesson / lesson overview
3:20 - Chord tone soloing over Autumn leaves demonstration with diagrams
5:47 - What makes chord tone soloing sound good?
9:48 - Adding chromatic notes & scales to your chord tone soloing
13:12 - Chord tone soloing challenge! - Play constant 8th notes
13:58 - Chord tone pack download / Leave a comment / Outro
Diagrams From This Chord Tone Soloing Lesson
The Autumn Leaves Lead Sheet Printed From iRealPro
Chord Tone Shape for Cm7
Chord Tone Shape for F7, Gb7, and E7
Chord Tone Shape for Bbmaj7
Chord Tone Shape for Ebmaj7
Chord Tone Shape for Aø7
Chord Tone Shape for D7
Chord Tone Shape for Gm7
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