Soloing on Tunes Lesson Series (8 Lessons Included)


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In this series, you’ll find in-depth lessons based on there chord progressions to common standard tunes. Most of the lessons include multiple videos that cover topics such as chord progression theory, the basics of the chords, phrasing, and advanced soloing concepts. The lessons often reference other lessons in my Stage I-IV series. Play-along tracks and written files included with all lessons.
View samples from the lessons in this YouTube Playlist:

Soloing on Tunes: Broadway
The lesson begins with some fundamental observations about the chord changes, which are followed by a step-by-step approach to phrasing and playing the changes.
Skill level: Easy-Medium

Soloing on Tunes: All of Me
This tune ranks very high on the list of “tunes you’ve got to know,” making it essential to the repertoire of any jazz musician. There’s a lot of I Play-You Play phrasing practice with a great play-along track in the lesson, as we add chromatic passing tones to your basic arpeggio and pentatonic scale vocabulary.
Skill level: Medium

Soloing on Tunes: Misty
Misty is a favorite among sax players, making it a perfect ballad for this series. This is an extensive lesson with four instructional videos totaling over 90 minutes of instruction. Video 1 focuses on the theory behind the chord progression. Video 2 covers the basic vocabulary needed for soloing. Video 3 provides phrasing and lots of “I Play-You Play” practice. Video 4 shows you how to stretch the limits with advanced soloing techniques.
Skill level: Medium-Advanced

Soloing on Tunes: Fly Me to the Moon
This extensive Soloing lesson includes 5 videos with topics including The Chord Progression Theory, Foundation for Melodic Soloing, Anticipating the Changes, Phrasing and Soloing, and Advanced Soloing Concepts. With this lesson, you’ll learn to solo with confidence on this classic tune.
Skill Level: Medium-Advanced

Soloing on Tunes: Softly As in a Morning Sunrise
We’ll concentrate on phrasing as we work at both expressing the minor tonality and playing the chord changes over a Bossa Nova play-along.
Skill level: Medium
Soloing on Tunes: But Not For Me
Learn how to create a toe tapping, hand clapping, knee slapping solo that swings on chord changes to the standard, “But Not For Me.” You’ll learn the chord changes basics and how to include the blues scale and major blues scale in your improvisation. There’s a lot of I Play-You Play phrasing practice making this a really fun and practical lesson for anyone looking to engage their listeners.
Skill level: Medium

Soloing on Tunes: Scrapple From the Apple
This is an extensive dual purpose lesson. In addition to learning to solo on a classic bop standard, you’ll learn how to practice and utilize the basic components of bebop. The lesson includes 4 instructional videos, a play-along track, written instruction, and more. Topics cover the theory behind the chord progression, bebop scales, auxiliary tones, chromatic enclosures, and double-timing.
Skill Level: Advanced

From Licks to Language
Learn how to transcribe and analyze licks, practice them in different keys, find concepts within the licks, and include them in your solos. The lesson includes 4 instructional videos that use play-alongs from my Soloing on Tunes lessons, written instruction, and a folder with all 58 of my Transcribe This Lick videos. Skill Level: Medium-Advanced

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Complete Series [All Lessons Included], Misty, But Not for Me, All of Me, Softly as in a Morning Sunrise, Broadway, Scrapple From the Apple, Fly Me to the Moon, From Licks to Language


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