Format: downloadable eBook and mp3 audio files
Altered dominant chords are one of the staples of jazz. Some may even say that these chords create a lot of the sound and color that defines the jazz “sound.” Being able to not only solo over those types of chords, but also create those kinds of sounds in your solos is an invaluable strength to have as a player.
Achieving these kinds of sounds may seem a little complicated, but this book, Soloing Over Altered Chords, teaches you the melodic minor scale and arpeggios, and four different ways to use that same scale to achieve any kind of altered dominant sound you will ever need. One scale, four different ways to use it! That’s it! Pretty simple, huh?
First the book starts off giving you a comprehensive knowledge of the scale patterns for the melodic minor scale and arpeggio. You’ll know the scale from one end of the fretboard to the other. That way you can be anywhere on the fretboard, at anytime and be able to solo in any key. Each chapter after that explains one of the four ways you can use the scale, then takes you through exercises for you to familiarize yourself with that particular application. The exercises start off helping you get familiar with one sound at a time, then as you get further along in the book, you’ll work with common ii-V-I progressions in major and minor keys so you can work on using the “altered” sounds in context.
The audio files (mp3) that come with the book contains full rhythm section accompaniment for each exercise so you can easily practice and strengthen your ability to use the scale creatively. It’s like having your own band to practice these new concepts with, whenever you want!
The ability to define altered dominant sounds in your solos is a strong building block in helping you to become the most accomplished, creative player you can be. This book can make that learning process a lot simpler for you.
Content: ebook, 42 pages plus mp3 files (downloads in zip format)
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