Watch the Modal Improvisation online guitar lesson by Bill Evans from The Language of Improvisation
Here, I will explain the different ways you can approach playing on a modal song. Modal playing happens when one chord played for a long time before progressing to a new chord. I will discuss rhythm, color, depth, and creating your own guidelines when modal playing.
I will also discuss how I used to watch Miles Davis play on modal tunes when I played with him , and what he used to do night after night.
Keep it simple! Leaving space in your solo will also be discussed. Play with confidence and eliminate bad lines in your playing. When practicing always try to eliminate bad or useless lines in your playing. This way, you will get used to playing and making sense ALL the time. You will, in turn, sound better. Trust me.