Watch the Jazz Solos 1 online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Solology
Jazz uses extended harmony which can be broken down into triads and other smaller elements. In this lesson, we'll approach soloing over major family chords in a swing feel. Jazz is an advanced improvisational activity which can be overwhelming to the student especially when soloing over key changes. Here we take two chords in two different keys and explore ways to be musical with just the chord tones.
Chords: GMaj7 BbMaj7
Street Key: G - IMaj7 bIIIMaj7
Theoretical Key:G - IMaj7 F: IVMaj7
Modes: GIon BbLyd
Parent Scales: GMaj FMaj
Pentatonic Options: GMaj Pent, BbMaj Pent, GMaj Pent, FMaj Pent, CMaj Pent