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Solo Jazz Guitarby Pablo Satek
To play a solo instrument is always a challenge, not only because we are playing alone with no one else comping us but because we must get a balance between melody, chords and basses.The most important thing about solo guitar is to find the melody note in the chord we play, we can play a line (melody) and answer chords but most of the time we play chord and melody at the same time.
In "SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME" we have a nice example of the chord and the melody together.
In "THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU" we have parts of the melody alone and the answer with chords. (EX2)
The first measures of Coltrane`s classic tune, "LAZYBIRD" in chord melody.(EX3)
Topics to have in mind for SOLO JAZZ GUITAR
I hope these examples and topics will help you to get to the next step,
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