Jam in C minor

I’m working on setting up a little video studio. So far, I’ve got a camera, some lighting and a backdrop. Down the road, I’ll be able to improve the sound quality quite a bit. Today I just filmed this to see what it would look like once it’s up on youtube. It’s not really a song. It’s just a little jam. One take.

Here’s the Chord Progression:

Note that the chord progression is written twice. The first time is for the chords, the second time is for the “Target Notes.” We’ll get to those in a moment.
Here’s the backing track:

Here are a couple of tips:

-Before soloing, learn to play the chords over the track.  Start with the chord diagrams in the .pdf file. Find other ways to play the chords that connect things nicely.

-Try playing the “target notes” along with the track. Once you can play them, try improvising while hitting those notes, at the beginning of each chord. Work on connecting them in a smooth manner. Once you get that, create your own target notes, and practice improvising while connecting the target notes.

-B diminished 7th arpeggio is a nice choice over the G7 chord.

-Once you get comfortable with the mechanics, forget about it all and just play.

Like what you see? Registered users get access to more content. Subscribers get the keys to the Kingdom!
Click here to become a member

Share, Bookmark, and Enjoy:
  • Print
  • Add to favorites
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • del.icio.us
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Google Bookmarks
This entry was posted in Free Lessons, Improv and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Jam in C minor

  1. Jon Parmet says:

    Ok, this is great stuff!!! It’s slow enough and not too complex that I can actually wrap my brain around it!

    Thanks, Jon!!

  2. John Price says:

    Hi John, I can’t see the pdf chord chart….?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>