gives you a brief view of what your workbook
should look like when you are done. Now
play the notes you wrote down in the last
staff (your 3 measures worth of notes).
you any idea of what you have just done? If
I were there I would give you a big bear hug
and a big pat on the back. You my musical
friend have just played your first solo. Congratulations!
"Three Cheers For the Music Student!"
Yes, the notes you've just played represent
your first solo. Now in your workbook, add
the chord symbols above each of the two notes
that came from the scale for that chord. Play
the notes again and add the chords this time.
Play each chord as a if it were made up of
"Half Notes." You're on your way
to becoming a fine Jazz soloist.
exercise may seem very simple (because it
is) but, this is exactly how all solo's are
played. This is the basic principle for constructing
any solo. The hard part is practicing this
method until you can do it without first writing
it down. Eventually you will be able to do
this in your head and create these new melody
lines in an instant. Honest!