EXAMPLE7 CHORD-TONE SOLOING
[Part 7a] For changes based playing, scales are often not the best device, especially when moving at speed. Sometimes it’s much more effective to predominantly draw from the chord tones. In this example I’ve mapped out 7 the basic changes to the opening bars of a Coltrane-style chord sequence that usually scares the living daylights out of any improviser.
[Part 7b] next up I’ve arranged these chords using voice leading, which essentially means employing minimal movement to connect the common tones within each harmonic event but creating an inner (or outer) ‘tune’.