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

Lesson Source: Fareed Haque's Modal Improv Survival Guide


In this final section we will start jamming on the changes to "Maiden Voyage". Its a good idea to practice chord changes in pairs to get the movements between keys smooth and effortless. I heard the great jazz euphonium player Rich Matteson often practice this way. He'd play a chord on the piano then jam on his horn, then play the next chord and jam on that chord. Slowly bit by bit he'd speed the process up until he was switching smoothly and creatively between chords. We will use the same approach to get comfortable with the key changes to Maiden Voyage