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Jazz Sax Lessons: Advanced Soloing: Sunny

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Okay, now it's time to solo over,
great old tune, Sunny.
As you're looking at this chart, again,
I'm playing my alto, so I'm looking at my
E flat chart, as you will be doing too
if you're playing alto or baritone.
Got all the charts, and
your tracks right there, attached to the
lessons, that's how we roll around here.
So, and then yeah,
obviously there's a B flat part,
if you're playing tenor or soprano.
As I'm looking at the changes,
the only two things I want to point out,
is one altered cord in bar 12, where
you have that G, well I'm looking at G 13,
sharp 11, so if you're
playing on the tenor or the soprano's
chart, you're looking at C 13 sharp 11.
So whenever you see any number that
doesn't indicate like major or
minor, it's always dominant, okay.
So whether it would be a seven chord or
an 11 chord, or a 13 chord, it's always
dominant, it's always a dominant scale.
It just means that the 13 Is more
prominent in the voicing of the chord.
And then the sharp 11, every extension,
an octave below, the 11 is the fourth.
So that's a note that's in the scale, but
whenever you see extensions
like that written,
they're always written
in the second octave, so
very often you'll see,
an altered nine or an 11 or a 13.
You'll always see a nine will
either be natural or flat or sharp.
You'll never see a flat 11,
the only 11s are either natural 11s.
Which are redundant cuz
they're already there.
Or a sharp 11, a flat 11,
just the same as the major third.
And in the same sense,
you'll never see a sharp 13,
you'll always see either a 13 chord,
which again is dominant or flat 13.
Sharp 13 would, again,
be already in the dominant scale.
A sharp 13 is the same as a flat seven.
So, for me,
that sharp 11 is prominent in the melody.
That very first note of my melody.
On that G 13 sharp 11 chord is, low and
behold, a C sharp which is my Sharp 11.
And then we have our poly cords, there's
two poly chords at the end of the chart,
the very very last chord
in the third to last chord.
So, all that means is that it's
the same chord, but the bass is
playing the note on the, on the bottom
side of the, of the division line.
So whenever you're,
you're playing a polychord like that,
you always pay attention as an improviser.
To the top part of the chord
because that's the actual chord.
The bottom of that chord is just
dealing with the base notes.
So don't get thrown by a poly chord.
You're always dealing the top
half of that chord indication.
So, all right, here is Sunny you got your
track, follow along and we'll be rocking.
Okay, heres comes
the track sunny