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Jazz Basics, Chord Soloing Part 1.
I'm going to continue and I'm going to
speak a little bit about chord soloing,
and while we're working on the blues why
not just stick to the blues for a while.
The blues is one of the fundamentals for
jazz and
for every kind of Afro American music.
Pop rock, soul, funk everything,
jazz just comes from the early blues.
So, when chord soloing,
it might be good idea to know all these
substitutions that we spoke about earlier.
Because even though the base and the drums
are playing, on this backing track.
Intentionally I have no piano,
because I wanna be able to play some
interesting chords, and change some
chords over the original sequence.
The original sequence is just a plain,
F7 blues.
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I will teach you a few good
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voicings you can use.
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For.
F7 chord, for
the first chord I like this one.
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We have the 7th,
we have the 3rd, 13th,
we have it's on top.
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This is another good one.
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9.
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With A, 3rd.
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Dominant 7th.
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Just 9.
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and the 5th.
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And one important thing when you play
chords solo on guitar, try to think
it like a big band is playing.
With rhythmic accents and
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You can do all of these slides.
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You have the possibility of to approach,
the chords chromatically
from each direction.
One, two three, four.
Or.
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So a one, two, three, four.
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One, two, three, four.
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And you,
just with these two voicings
you can do quite much.
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Like that or.
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So I can approach them from,
like a half step above or below.
Or maybe two steps.
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The next chord.
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B flat 7.
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I used the same voicings but in B flat.
So,
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And this is a nice, descending.
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When, when we get to.
Or before,
before when we were in B flat 7.
Then before we get back to F7, you can
take opportunity of using the diminished.
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It's symmetrical.
You can move it around, this shape.
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A flat, D F B.
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Then maybe do a F9 here.
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Move it chromatically.
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And play D, 7 flat 9.
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And.
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And G.
minor 9.
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Maybe a C.
Sharp 9, sharp 5, or G flat.
13, 9 and then back.
So it will sound.
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And it's really good to think in terms of
finding an upper voice, a top voice.
That lea, that is leading somewhere.
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So you see I move from here.
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Or I can go the other way.
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Like that.
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So
starting here, going all the way up here.
And then sometimes you can
do these big interval,
large intervals to jump
across the guitar neck.
Jazz Basics,
Chord Soloing Part 2.
And you can find these nice patterns
playing in between the dominant and
the tonic chords.
If the tonic chord is F7 here,
you could use like a C dominant.
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And same for, for the next chord.
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Like that, maybe.
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Then you're having a really nife,
a nice kind of a big ran, band riff.
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So, there we have a C.
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Sharp 5, and a 9 on top.
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Maybe like that,
find this is a F7, this is
G 13th and this is the,
a 3rd, a root on top.
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There I do a D,
D Sharp 5,
sharp 9 and
F on top.
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There I do a G Minor.
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9.
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Is it 9?
No, it's, it's not, or is it,
we have to see what is this.
This is a 5th.
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This is the root-
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This is the third and this is an F.
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No it's just and
inversion on minor 7, I'm sorry.
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There's another inversion.
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So and may, well maybe that get-
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Approach it from,
from the, like,
thinking like a C, C dominant.
Sharp 9.
Sharp 5 leading.
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So those are just a few ideas let
me try this with a backing track.
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I just want,
kinda interesting thing at the end I just
I've, of course I've done it before but
I haven't done it in a long time,
I just remembered it.
You can use the-.
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This way, the 3rd and
the 7th of the dominant chord.
And put it down here,
low down on the guitar and
then you can add an upper voice.
Pretty far up, maybe on the first string.
So you add, this is F7, add-
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The F and then the next chord,
I take the 3rd and the 7th of B flat 7.
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And I can keep the same top note,
cause that's the fifth on B flat 7 so-.
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Maybe alter it, find the flat 9th.
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F7, E7, E flat 7,
D7, G7, C7 flat 9, F7,
A flat 7, G7, G flat 7, F.
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Or-
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Find another top note.
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Like that.
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