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scotty05



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject: moving from chord to chord Reply with quote

Hi
I have been focusing on making my lines sound more defined over the different chords when they come up in a tune. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make clear, interesting transitions when moving say in a blues, from the I to IV to the V chord? Scales, tricks, substitutions etc would be most appreciated.
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Scott
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randalljazz



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

7-3 and b9-5. master those (all keys, all string sets, all positions).

then look for other patterns favored by the masters (harold land uses a 5-#5-3 in his solo on joy spring, and some other interesting things...)
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chrisj



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It really depends on your current level. If you are starting out, focus on 3rds and b7ths. The trick here is that when you move the 3 and b7 for the I chord down a half step, you get the reverse for the IV chord. Even regarding a Jazz Blues, check out what happens with the 3rds and b7th for the turnaround (I7-VI7-II7-V7) from the VI chord, the 3rds and b7th move down in half steps.

If you are more advanced, you can mix up scales. Lydian dominant is a great sound for the individual dominant chords.

If you aren't quite ready for LD, you can go with mixolydian for the individual chord. Here is a video of me describing it for a lesson on my site. Granted it is more of a fusion thing more so than jazz but you'll get the idea:

http://www.youtube.com/user/chrisj64?feature=mhum#p/a/u/1/NUspO9p5frI

The blues thing is at about 9:30 on the video.
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