2-5-1 Soloing with Upper & Lower Neighbors

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Arranger
Jonny May
Lesson Sheet
Level 3

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to solo over the 2-5-1 progression using the Upper and Lower Neighbor technique. We’ll explore a variety of exercises to master Upper and Lower Neighbors, plus examples for how to use them in your solos. By the end of the workshop, you’ll understand how to use these beautiful passing tones to create a more interesting piano solo full of tension and resolution.

Learning Focus
  • Exercises
  • Improvisation
  • Scales
Music Style
  • Fundamentals
Associated Course

In this workshop, you'll learn how to solo over the 2-5-1 progression using the Upper and Lower Neighbor technique. We’ll explore a variety of exercises to master Upper and Lower Neighbors, plus examples for how to use them in your solos. By the end of the workshop, you’ll understand how to use these beautiful passing tones to create a more interesting piano solo full of tension and resolution.