Watch the Anything but Love online guitar lesson by Andreas Oberg from Gypsy Jazz Duets
Frank discusses using the song’s melody as a basis for improvisation. This technique allows him to slow down and really play through the changes and dig into the song’s nuances – as well as prepare for what is coming up. Listen to how Andreas brings the rhythm way down while Frank is soloing, then pushes a bit, nudging Frank into a more dynamic approach.
The dynamic duo then discuss other approaches to soloing over a ballad. Andreas brings in the ideas of using a motif to develop solo ideas – listen to how he rides the motif all the way through his improvisation.