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Albums to learn about modal soloing

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Jamerman, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Jamerman


    Apr 8, 2013
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    I've recently been given a jazzy piece to features a section where I'm supposed to improvise with modes, and I know my way around them theory-wise, but when I try and play it just sounds very noodly, not very colourful, yunnow? Boring and no direction.

    One tip I've picked up is to sing over the backing track, and play it (I'm playing this on a guitar but I think this applies to any pitched instrument anyway).

    I thought another way would be to find some great albums featuring cool modal solos, transcribe them and see what makes 'em tick. Now so far on list I've got:
    • Kind of blue
    • A love supreme
    Any other stuff to learn from?
  2. Duuuuuuuuuude


    Nov 30, 2005
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    Scott's Bass Lessons is a good place to start. He walks you through the chords with their scales and then provides a backing track you can download

  3. theretheyare

    theretheyare Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2010
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    Jackie McLean, One Step beyond
    Bobby Hutcherson, Components
    Eric Dolphy, Out there
    Herbie Hancock, Empyrean Isles and Maiden Voyage
  4. gumbynotpokey


    Jul 3, 2010
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    Miles - Milestones

    Unless I'm mistaken, but I don't believe I am.

  5. aprod


    Mar 11, 2008
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    Paul Chambers with Miles Davis "So What".

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