I recently had a question about the importance of chords behind a solo and the use of chord tones or just playing a scale. Do the chords matter? If so, how do they make a difference? What do you need to focus on in order to make your solos “sound right?”
This is something that requires some serious consideration and study. In this lesson each note of the major scale is systematically explored against a major chord. Pay attention to the chord tones (arpeggio notes) and the non-chord tones. The chord tones are all safe choices because they match the chord being played. The non-chord tones produce varying degrees of tension.
Understanding this tension and how to use it is one thing to take away from this lesson. Also, knowing the location of the chord tones and how to get a good blend between the chord tones and scale tones is explored. It’s this balance that will ultimately make your solos better.
Here is the jam track.
Sorry I do not have the original file for this lesson so you will not be able to download it. Also I do not have the tab for this lesson either. What I am playing is not as important as understanding the concept. If you like something here that you want to play, use your ears and figure it out.