Modal Soloing: So What Solo in the Style of Miles Davis

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When we play tunes like So What by Miles Davis, at first we think it’s going to be easy to play because there’s only two chords you have to deal with.

However, you may find in the process that it’s actually hard to be creative.

And so, in today’s video, I want to talk about modal playing over So What but using Miles Davis as a point of reference to figure out how we can start building solos over a tune like So What.

Important Links and Resources

Suggested Resource:

Mentioned in this video, my eBook and course “The Jazz Standards Playbook.” You can check that out here.

Further Reading:

Ultimate Guide to Jazz Theory

Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

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