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Watch the Track 3: Modal Waltz online guitar lesson by James Hogan from Trading Solos: Jazz Blues Vol. 2

Miles Davis' 1959 release Kind of Blue is regarded by many as the greatest jazz recording in history. In my opinion, it's one of the greatest records regardless of genre. To this day generations of people have been inspired by this monumental recording. Miles introduced a new approach to jazz harmony & improvisation on Kind Of Blue and musicians are still playing modal jazz based music to this day. To say this is a landmark record is an understatement.

For this example, we'll be tackling a blues waltz that's heavily inspired by Miles Davis' composition All Blues. All Blues is a blues waltz, although it's sometimes notated in 6/4 or even in 6/8 in various fake books. (This has been debated for 50 years.) For our purposes we'll be thinking of it in 3/4 which will make it a 24 bar blues progression. This will enable us to easily lock into the feel & phrasing of our backing track. Besides, guitarists have trouble counting past 4 anyway right? Kidding!

One of the things that made the original recording of All Blues unique is the soloists use of modal sounds. Miles, John Coltrane, Bill Evans and Cannonball Adderley all played chord extensions and modal sounds over the progression, in combination with pentatonic based blues ideas. This was revolutionary at the time! For this lesson I'll teach you a few comping and soloing strategies that we can use when we jam together. Really try to lock into the pocket with the rhythm section here both when soloing and when comping behind me.

Also, pay attention to bar 9 of the progression (3/4 time). Rather than going to a Dominant 7 for the IV chord like a typical blues the bass continues a G bass figure and triads that outline G Dorian are played underneath in the accompaniment. Awesome! From there we'll tackle a couple of altered dominant chords that will lead us back home to G7. Fun!

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