Watch the Fast Bebop Soloing online guitar lesson by Andreas Oberg from Jazz Combustion
Tension and release within an improvisation is discussed in this section. Andreas demonstrates that chromatics are an ideal binding agent to keep things fresh and cohesive. Using a methodical approach to playing over the changes, Andreas uses shared chord tones to create leading, tension-filled phrases that are then released once the change has occurred. He also incorporates chromatic tones with standard scales and arpeggios to give them a fresh sound.