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Learning Jazz Guitar: Lesson 3 Learning To Solo With Scales, Arpeggios & Chords over Giant Steps

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THREE SOLOS ARE DEMONSTRATED BY MALCOLM MACFARLANE. EACH ONE RISING IN COMPLEXITY AS YOU PROCEED. THE FINAL SOLO INCLUDING SINGLE LINE IDEAS & ADVANCED CHORDAL CONCEPTS

This 18 page PDF is the companion document for the video shown below and found on the GMI website and Youtube channel. Audio examples of solos 2 and 3 are also included at full, 75% and 50% for practice.

The PDF includes three solos as played in the video above. The chord boxes shown in the video displaying scales, chords and arpeggios are also included.

  • This lesson covers the following subject areas:
  • Playing respective chords, arpeggios and scales in position
  • Building on ideas and musical concepts
  • Using chord tones to outline the key throughout the solo
  • Including rhythmic ideas
  • Four chorus "full on" solo including scalar patterns, arpeggios and chord forms.

 

Make sure that you check out the other lessons in this series:

LEARNING JAZZ GUITAR - Giant Steps Lesson Content

Free Demonstration Lesson - A complete multi chorus improvisation over the sequence of Giant Steps. Note for note transcription in music and TAB.

Lesson 1 - Playing through the sequence in half notes, quarter notes, the tonal centers of the piece, a complete solo. Video includes scales used.

Lesson 2 - Chordal playing. Outlining the concept, basic chord formations, basic chord demo, adding extensions and alterations, demo basic and advanced chords, utilizing chord inversions, drop two voicings, adapted drop two voicings, adaptive drop two voicings sequence, voice leading between chords

This package contains audio files of the second and third solos played in the lesson at full, 75% and 50% speed. The PDF includes all other playing by Malcolm in both music and TAB notation. 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A MULTI FILE DOWNLOAD AND THE DIGITAL FILES (PDF, MP3 AUDIO) HAVE BEEN PACKED USING THE COMPRESSION PROGRAM WINRAR TO KEEP FILE SIZE TO A MINIMUM.

IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF RECEIVING AN ERROR MESSAGE ON OPENING, DOWNLOAD THE FREE WINRAR UTILITY HERE TO EXTRACT.

 

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