Learning to play changes is one of the hardest aspects of learning to solo in jazz. To this end, this first lesson deals with the tools that can be used and how they can be used to help you play through difficult tonal changes within a song.
Using chord forms that are appropriate for particular parts of a chordal progression can be challenging. In this lesson you will be taken through many concepts that when fully understood, should ensure that you have a really excellent all round knowledge of exactly how chord formation work on their own and in within a harmonic context.
This lesson really takes the player on a journey to performing a solo that includes all the elements discussed in the previous lessons. You will learn about performing solos that make use of chordal tones as well as further enhancing your solos with melodic ideas around them. Finally, the third solo which is four times round the form of the song “Giant Steps” includes advanced chordal ideas where Malcolm really stretches out.