An Exercise To Help Solo Over Tricky Progressions

In this video, I show you a very useful exercise to help you improvise over tricky chord changes and progressions.

Those wonky, neo-soul type progressions often don't have a key center and, therefore, if you've only ever shred using the blues scale, for example, you might find it very challenging and frustrating trying to solo over these weird progressions.

In this exercise, we take two completely unrelated chords and practice soloing over them whilst alternating back and forth.

There are a few tricks you can use such as common chord tones, repeated phrases and approach patterns.If you spend a few hours practising this exercise, you'll find it becomes easier to improvise over tricky chord progressions.

Lesson Summary:

  • Get the hang of playing the voicings in your left hand
  • Learn some tricks to help navigate between the chords
  • Watch a demonstration of the exercise in action

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