Superimposition, which is sometimes referred to as "chord-on-chord" playing, is an improvisation technique that involves utilizing a phrase over a variety of different chord types. Although the concept of superimposition is basic in theory, lines which are superimposed can sound rather advanced because the overall tonality generated by the phrases will often suggest that they are being played above the harmony.
The phrases that are included in this lesson have been written to demonstrate the interchangeability of lines over various chord types. We will use the basic ii-V-I chord progression, the most common harmonic formula found in the jazz repertoire and the basis of numerous jazz standards, to demonstrate the superimposition of phrases over multiple chord changes. ... Subscribe Today & Read More!
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Jazz Improvisation is a comprehensive 20-lesson course that will help you acquire the essential skills which are necessary to connect your ears to the fingerboard, develop ideas, and communicate more fluently through the language of improvisation. Featuring dozens of fretboard diagrams and play-along tracks with exercises written in standard notation and tablature, topics covered include practice techniques, ear training, scales, modes, chords, passing notes, approach note techniques, and chord tone soloing. After completing this course, you will have expanded your fretboard familiarity, broadened your knowledge of chord/scale theory, increased your technical proficiency on the instrument, and become more productive in your practice sessions. You will possess the fundamental tools that are required to improvise great bass lines and solos on any chord type, chord progression, or song form in the jazz repertoire. ... Subscribe Today & Read More!