The Best Exercise for Jazz Guitar Chord Solos

Chord solos have been a part of the jazz guitar skill set since the 50's and 60's when players like Joe Pass and Wes Montgomery used it in their music. A chord solo is a harmonized melody line, so you don't only improvise a melody, you also harmonize it by adding chords to it.

This might seem a little scary to start working on, but if what you want to work on is harmonizing melodies one of the simplest melodies you can harmonize is a scale. So in this lesson I will take an F major scale and show you how you can harmonize it with both some chords and some progressions!!

Thanks so much for checking out my weekly lesson at Musicians Unite!! I hope you found it helfpul in developing your chord solos!!

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Jens Larsen - MU Educator

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