Watch the Playing Changes & Chord Tones online guitar lesson by Allen Hinds from Melodic Improv
One thing that helped me get more gigs is that I could play over chord changes pretty well. I don't consider myself a jazz player, but when the fusion stuff was happening in the 70's and 80's, I realized that I needed to learn a little bit of theory. This allowed me to do gigs that other people couldn't do and opened the door to bringing in more theoretical knowledge into my guitar playing. Here, we'll look at some of the things needed to play over chord changes.