This lesson is the last one for the Jazz Notes Series.
I wrote this solo to show you some ways to play outside the changes. Playing outside is about the use of notes and scales which are not directly related to the background harmony.
Of course you need to master "inside" playing before going "outside".
You need to understand well how each technique works, otherwise you'll sound like a player who plays a set of random notes through the fretboard.
The chord progression here is the same of Duke Ellington's "It don't mean a thing".
Start to play the licks slowly since the tempo at full speed is 180 bpm.
I comment each lick to explain the method I've used to sound "outside".
The gear I've used on this lesson is
- Washburn WI67Pro
- Cubase 4 (as DAW, for double bass and piano sounds)
- EZdrummer (Vintage Rock kit)
- Overloud TH1 (for guitar sound)
Time signature: 4/4
Tempo: 180 bpm
Key: G minor