Anatomy of a Solo

Mini Course

Learning Resources


Demo Solo

Listen to the demo and listen for the four quarters, motifs and the elements of contrast. Here is an example of how I employed the elements of contrast and principles of storytelling into a simple solo.

Solo Exercise

Work on this soloing exercise using the minus-one audio track provided. Use the key center approach, just using notes from the key – and make it even simpler by using only minor pentatonic. Use simple motifs and the elements of contrast to tell a story. It’s hard to incorporate all five elements of contrast in a short solo, but use a couple or three. Follow the steps spelled out in the Text tab to get the most from the exercise.



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