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soloing problem

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by percy_jones, May 7, 2006.

  1. percy_jones


    Jun 19, 2005
    I´m having trouble when soloing, the thing is that when, for example, I am soloing over a C-7 chord and I want to play the minor third, in this case Eb, I have to first look for the tonic (C) and only then I can go to the third or fifth, or any athoer note on the scale.
    Is there any exercise to deal with this or something that can help me out? thanks.
  2. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    Yeah, practice arpgeggiating minor chords starting on the 3rd, then go up to 5, b7, 9. Next do 5 b7 9 13. Then b7 9 11 13.

    Try this with b13 tones as well, since those are common tensions in -7 chords.

    Also, you can play a Bb major, D minor, or G minor pentatonic scale over a -7 chord.

    After all this, you can start thinking about arpeggiating and scaling a half step up or down, phrygian patterns, diminished patterns, etc.

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