Improvising with Guide Tones

In this improvisation article, we learn how to play guide tones over the 12 bar blues progression. In order to be a good improvisor, it is important to ‘hear’ the harmony of the song you’re soloing over. By memorizing the location of the 3rd and 7th of each chord, you will start the process of internalizing the ‘sound’ of those chords and the structure of the blues form.

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