Watch the Comping & Soloing online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 10: Advanced Soloing Approaches

Lesson Source: Frank Vignola's Jazz Up Your Blues


We play, discuss and demonstrate how to communicate with the rhythm guitarist and rhythm section in a bit more detail. The first two choruses we set up a melodic statement to introduce the solo using space to create strong groove based simple melodic statements. The 2nd two choruses we play a groove based solo using octaves and chord stabs. The 5th and 6th choruses we play a little more on the edge rhythmically and harmonically. We discuss each idea in detail and how the rhythm guitar can influence what a soloist will play creating a musical dialogue.