Adding Color To Your Riffs

In the first video, we saw how the scale is the basis for improvising... You have to know the scale before you can start improvising!

In the second video, you learned a chord progression, which provides the context for our solo.

In this video, we look at a very popular string stretch riff, and begin to apply it to those two scale patterns we're working with. This is the stage where the scale finally starts sounding like music!

2 Responses to “Adding Color To Your Riffs”

  1. Frank October 22, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    When soloing over chords like you guys were doing, is there any requirement to pick any particular note at chord change time? For example, when the chord is changed to an Am, should you pick an A? Or as long as you are playing notes in the correct key, it doesn’t matter what notes you are playing as long as they are in time?
    Thank you!

  2. Frank P. Chapman III October 22, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

    And thank you for the jam track at the end — “the bonus”
    Sounds nice.

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