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In certain musical situations, "winging it" is not going to cut it. Sometimes the chords are unique in the changes, sometimes the timing is throwing you a curve or maybe sometimes it is just a harmonically complex piece of music. It’s these times that you want to craft a melody or theme specifically for the given chord progression. In this lick I am going to break down how I dealt with a similar situation and by using some of the melodic techniques we’ve discussed in this video, came up with something that I feel really represents well over the backing chords. Once you are aware of some of the choices you can make in these challenging musical situations you’ll be incorporating these ideas into your own solos.