THREE SOLOS ARE DEMONSTRATED BY MALCOLM MACFARLANE.
This 27 page PDF is the companion document for the video shown below and found on the GMI website and Youtube channel. Audio examples of all solos are provided .
The PDF includes three solos as played in the video above.
This lesson covers the following subject areas:
Playing diatonically and chromatically
Creating chromatic movement
How to effectively add chromatic movement to diatonic lines.
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
Lesson 3- 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.
This package contains audio files of the first, second and third solos played in the lesson at full, but the guitar is represented by a MIDI instrument. The PDF includes all other playing by Malcolm in both music and TAB notation.
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