Mastering Fast Moving Changes: Techniques for Soloing on ‘Confirmation’ Class Content | Randy Johnston
By taking the class and practicing the ideas presented, the student will be able to learn how to construct jazz solo lines which are harmonic and melodic at the same time and which realize the chord changes exactly without necessarily using scales and arpeggios. Very simple and direct ideas for voice leading on the guitar are provided along with a 16 bar etude with examples of all the techniques discussed.
In this class Randy Johnston presents a 16 bar etude on the first two “A” sections of Charlie Parker’s tune “Confirmation” which encompasses techniques that can easily be applied on the guitar and which include voice leading, jazz harmony, chromatic approach and enclosure variations, and exactly WHEN to apply these techniques to fundamentally play fast moving chord changes in a bebop style without necessarily relying on arpeggios or scales.
In addition, there is a section at the end which shows how to vary and simplify the harmony by allowing the dominant chord to “dominate”. All of these ideas are encompassed in the 16 bar etude and demonstrated in a clear and practical manner on the guitar in addition to being written out.
- Sub-topic 1: Voice Leading 3rds and 7ths (guide tones) and how to visualize them on the guitar
- Sub-topic 2 Approach and Enclosure techniques and how to visualize them on the guitar
- Sub-topic 3 WHEN to play the guide tones rhythmically to perfectly realize the chord changes
Running time: 36 minutes
1 Page PDF Included
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