Lesson By Nate Jarrell
This lesson is designed to help you expand your chord and voicing vocabulary through the use of modal chord scales.
Each notes of the Dorian, Mixolydian, and Lydian modes are harmonized to give you seven chord voicings based on each of those scales.
This approach is very useful for trio or solo playing because it gives you a voicing with each note in the scale on the top of the chords which allows you to easily harmonize notes from the melodies you are playing.
These are also very useful in for comping in a variety of situations and styles.
This is a 6 bar jazz blues phrase in A7 inspired by the great Joe Pass, that mixes chromatic passing tones and blues notes with the Mixolydian mode. You'll find here the transcription, an Instagram video et and a brief analysis of the lick.