2-5-1 Soloing with Chord Tone Targets

Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Level 2
9

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to solo over the 2-5-1 chord progression using chord tone targets.

We’ll begin by learning the 2-5-1 progression along with common chord substitutes. Next we’ll practice 3 left hand accompaniments and 4 common rhythms, along with various scales for soloing. Then we’ll master exercises for targeting the roots, 3rds, 5ths, and 7ths of chords. Finally we’ll combine all techniques and practice soloing with mixed targets.

By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to invent your own jazz lines by targeting chord tones.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the 2-5-1 chord progression in every key
  • Practice 3 left hand accompaniments and 4 common rhythms
  • Explore various scales for soloing
  • Master soloing by targeting the roots, 3rds, 5ths, and 7ths of chords
  • Combine all techniques and practice soloing with mixed targets
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Exercises
  • Improvisation
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