Working with limitations can be a really good way to help you explore and dig deep into how you solo over a chord progression. The Solo Exercise that I am going to show you works great as a few different levels of practicing and will help you develop:
– Fretboard Overview
– Develop New Great Material
– Making It Impossible To Rely on Habits

I am going to apply this to the song Ladybird in the video, but I actually also used to practice this with a single pentatonic scale, and you can also change the way you approach it so that it fits you.

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Amazing Little Solo Exercise That You Don’t Want To Miss

0:00 Intro
0:45 What The Exercise will help you develop
1:11 How I am demonstrating it and the song it is used on
1:54 Reducing the Scale and finding Arpeggios
2:25 Thoughts on how this depends on how you work
2:52 Getting started – How to make new lines
3:24 Improvising over a chorus slowly
4:19 Chorus with a backing track – only arpeggios
4:51 Improve your Fretboard knowledge and develop new licks
5:29 Adding the rest – Chorus with Scales, Arpeggios etc.
6:07 Learn how to play strong melodies in your solos
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My name is Jens Larsen, Danish Jazz Guitarist, and Educator. The videos on this channel will help you explore and enjoy Jazz. Some of it is how to play jazz guitar, but other videos are more on Music Theory like Jazz Chords or advice on how to practice and learn Jazz, on guitar or any other instrument.

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