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

In this section, Fareed Haque guides you through 4 improvisational playalongs centered around the changes to Maiden Voyage. The first 3 playalongs focus on a particular section of the tune, and the final playalong pulls all of the sections together. Throughout the playalongs, Fareed demonstrates a variety of the techniques and creative concepts typical of a modal improvisation.

TIP! A great way to stay excited about practicing something is if it starts to actually sound like the lesson. This is accomplished by getting down the technique, working it up to speed and so on. BUT, it is also important to try and get as close as you can to the sound and the tone of the instructor's guitar. They have been dialing in their tone for years so it makes sense to try and emulate what they are doing. Take your time and tweak on your amp - listen to what their guitar sounds like and get yours as close to that as you can. This will actually make your playing sound better to your ear and give you more confidence!