A quick-fire route to memorizing and mastering the modes
Study three jazz chord soloing lines that will bridge the gap between your study of chord shapes and applying those shapes to a real, musical situation.
Learning how to play the seven modes of melodic minor is an essential skill any guitarist should have in their soloing tool belt.
A short introduction to the tritone scale, its construction, how to use it and some basic fingerings for this scale on the guitar.
Learning how to play and apply these subs to your chord work and single-note solos can add an extra layer of harmonic sophistication to your playing.
Learn some different ways of playing the iim7b5 chord, and some specific ways to connect those voicings to the tonic chord through the V7alt chord in various alterations.
Add tension and resolution by applying chromatic passing arpeggios into major key ii-V-I progressions.
These accent patterns can be used to raise your level of rhythmic and right-hand awareness when practicing scales.
Learn how to use three different scales to improvise over minor key ii-V-i’s while still keeping everything related to the tonic key.
Get a solid foundation of voicings to draw upon in your comping, chord soloing and chord melody playing.
Learn how you can use “rootless” ninth chords to expand your jazz-guitar vocabulary without having to learn any new shapes.
Comping and chord soloing over minor ii V i chord progressions can be a tough hurdle to get over when learning jazz guitar.
Different triads you can use in order to outline maj7, 6, maj9 and maj7#11 chords, without having to learn anything beyond the basic triad shapes that you already know.