Altered jazz guitar lines

  • How to play altered jazz guitar lines using a major triad

    When you want to play altered jazz guitar lines over a dominant 7th chord, there is an easy and efficient option which consists of playing a major triad starting on the #11 of the chord on which you want to improvise. This way you highlight the b7, #11 and b9 and add tension to your playing.
    Let's take an example with a II-V-I sequence in the key of C major. The progression is Dm7 | G7alt | CMaj7.

    Altered jazz guitar lick - II-V7alt-I

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