Originally Posted by Jason Wilson
Just wanting a better understanding of writing fills when changing chord.
If say we are in G maj and the chord progression goes from Amin7 to D7, would you start a fill using a Amin7 appegio or A Dorian sort of thing (just as examples) and land on a D7 chord tone, OR would you start on the D7 (even over the Amin7) appegio etc?
I hear some big long fills being used and just wonder, are they over the chord being used at the time or are they using the notes of the chord they are going to?
I know this may be basic, but any help or ideas would be appreciated
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Please note the tempo of your song/composition. Is it 60BPM, 94BPM, 120BPM, etc...?
Please note the style of your song/composition. Is it disco, hip-hop, R&B, Country, bebop, etc....?
Please note your rhythm pattern...
Anything about the main melody?
Are you playing with Frank Sinatra, Pink Floyd, Aretha Franklin, Robin Thicke, Daft Punk, Greenday, etc...?
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Do you play some kind of "riff"/groove on the bass?
What is the texture of your song/composition?
What are other instruments doing?
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