2-5-1 Soloing with Outlining Chords

Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Level 2
8

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

We’ll begin by reviewing the 2-5-1 progression with 3 chord options and 4 common rhythms. Next we’ll master 18 exercises for outlining each chord in the progression. Finally we’ll combine all techniques and practice soloing with outlining chords.

By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to create your own jazzy lines using this soloing technique.

Course Objectives
  • Review the 2-5-1 chord progression with 3 chord option and 4 common rhythms
  • Master the outlining chord technique with exercises over each chord
  • Practice exercises for connecting chords
  • Combine all techniques and practice soloing with outlining chords
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Exercises
  • Improvisation
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