This is the second lesson in our single note soloing section of Jazz Guitar University. Here you will find the two scale types and all arpeggio/chord tones used over the major chord family (Group 1) in an all new region.
Eventually we will have seven regions to cover the fretboard, just for the major chord family (Group 1) alone. As I said in the introduction, this course isn't for you to be able to quickly jump into and get a couple of cool jazz licks then get out. I want you to develop a strong understanding of the art form.
One major element in having a strong understanding of what is going on with jazz guitar is a complete knowledge of ALL areas of the fretboard. That is why we are going to need a full 7 regions or positions on the fretboard for every chord type we solo over. This will get much easier the more you work with it.
Don't forget to try to start improvising within one region at a time because towards the end of this section we will start to make our improvisations include all of the regions at once.
The little exercise I give at the end of the lesson in learning how to take the same phrase and play the exact same thing in another region is essential in developing a strong since of how the guitar is laid out.
Don't forget to download the E Major Chord Backing Track if you haven't already. Just right-click the link and save it to your computer. You should be practicing each region individually over it.
Have Fun and don't forget to the score either!! 😀
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