Chord Tones Question
Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:28 PM
My solo's are getting much better and are starting to have a theme and are not so abstract. I play in Open E and Open D because I never played guitar before and have learned the fingerboard this way and all the intervals. I play all the keys on both.
My question about chord tones are how do you recognize what chords are being played when doing improvisation? If a song is 12 bar blues no problem but let's say its a jazzy song with 5 or 6 chord changes. I can not know all the chord changes and could only guess, which is a killer if your improvising. Now I use different scales in the Key to play improvised but I can see the benefit of Chord Tones in the way Kirk uses them. Still how do you know if its a Sus2 or 4 chord or Major 9th or 7th on the fly? Is it just years of ear training and playing?
Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:53 PM
Or find a chord chart for the tune in question! Even in jazz circles, players aren't expected to hear every nuance of every chord. Someone writes it out as a chord chart.
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Posted 29 January 2009 - 11:50 PM
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