Soloing over non-blues progressions

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Soloing over non-blues progressions

Post by Ulysses » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:57 pm

Do you guys practice this? I find myself mostly practicing standard 12 bar and 8 bar blues progressions, 80% of the time. I need a little bit of thinking before playing over different progressions to figure out where I'm comfortable playing on the fretboard.

Do you guys practice improvising over different chord progressions? Should I start doing it?

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Re: Soloing over non-blues progressions

Post by 12bar » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:04 pm

For my youtube videos I usually record a chord progression (what ever fits or comes to mind) and then I try to improvise over it, but on a very low level musically :big_smile: ...

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Re: Soloing over non-blues progressions

Post by fenson » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:30 pm

Must try I VI II V progression... let's say jazzy Blues :D
Tired of the Pentatonic ? Mix it with other scales... Diminished, double diminished, let's play outside of the Pent as for exemple have a look @ this vid:
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCAK5vQU8NY>.
The I IV V chord progression might be "boring" when simply played using the seven Dominant chord all the time... you may use inversion (first, second third inversion...), this helps to explore the fretboard...
You might like this too <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbfFBMrFIWo>...
Hope this helps
"Don't be afraid by wrong notes, it doesn't exist" Miles Davis.

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Re: Soloing over non-blues progressions

Post by Ulysses » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:05 pm

Thanks, I'll try that :D There's so many places you can go to with some of these progressions that it's exhausting to even think about, so I just want to use the blues scale for now just to train my ear and see what flows best. And also I want to work on my agility.

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Re: Soloing over non-blues progressions

Post by fenson » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:46 pm

You might find this one interesting :icon_whoknows:
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ftgt0Ot0pc>
Hope this helps :D
"Don't be afraid by wrong notes, it doesn't exist" Miles Davis.

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