Guitar Progress

I’ve uploaded my latest recording of a solo that I wrote over the standard Rhythm Changes chord progression. While it may not sound like much to non-guitarists, there are a couple really cool things going on in this solo that I’m quite proud of. Most specifically, there are a handful of spots in the solo where I play over altered dominant chords (sharping or flatting the 5th or 9th of a chord).

The complexity of these altered dominant chords carries over into the soloing, providing much more opportunity for freedom and depth. I’m still working on which notes are considered acceptable and which unacceptable, so it’s even more of a challenge to have it all come together into something graceful.

Feel free to listen and let me know what you think.


3 thoughts on “Guitar Progress

  • 2/24/2010 at 5:11 pm

    I find 1:45 and on to be pretty solid (not that the rest is lame or anything).

    Once I blow this foreign pop stand, a return to the rock is in order!

  • 2/24/2010 at 5:13 pm

    Ha! I think 1:45 onward marks my least favorite part of the solo.

    that’s kinda funny.

  • 2/25/2010 at 10:16 am

    Sounds cool and mellow to me, but WHERE’S THE ROCK! I’ll have to ask my guitar playing co-worker what all this talk about chords is. The only chords I know about are on circles and helicopter blades.


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