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Need some musings/help with soloing

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Freaky Fender, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. I wrote this little jazz piece last night, and I need some help with soloing. The piece is in the key on B major, at about 120 BPM in a laid back jazz feel. (I realized this 10 minutes ago, it's almost a rip off of Bill Bruford's Earthworks, "A part and yet apart") The chords are B-C#-Ab-E. Should I just space out and go with the scales, or do something like, I-III-IV-VII-octave-V, over and over again?
  2. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Dude, i highly doubt that is a Db chord - C# dammit. :D

    Try pecking - then build to more elaborate more complex phrases, then back down again... Just like "a part, and yet apar" does. It is pretty dynamic and not just in volume.

    Also try to substitute the I chord for an other tonic (IV or III) and using the other sub-dominant, etc. You can get a lot of mileage out of different inversions of arpeggios as well as pentatonics.

    And remember, never become a slave to an exercise.
  3. Mike Money

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    Mar 18, 2003
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    Uhh... but it sounds like a plan.
  4. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    What do you mean by that? Do you mean play B D# E A# B F#? Play the progression as chords? solo over it? It could mean just about anything... With octave written there, i'm thinking you mean just play the roots.
  5. well, origanlly, I was going to solo over it with the bass, but I think it would be better if I did it with the moog, or a keyboard
  6. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    So soloing over B D# E A# B F# chords?

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