Learning the Art of soloing over changes.
Just like the walking bass line there are key components that make a solo sound and feel good.
What is it that makes a solo sound so good?
- Feel or groove
- Melodic ideas
- Quoting from the melody
- Playing good time
- Harmonic rhythm
- Chord substitutions
- Voice leading
- Anticipating the harmony
- Melodic and rhythmic development
As you can see there’s many things that can be used to build a good solo and many of the options and decisions come down to the individual players experience.
Listen to as much music as you can, listening holds the key.