Bill--is this what is referred to as playing through the changes (as opposed to playing over the changes)? I believe it was strumminsix that first pointed this out to me.Billbbill wrote:While there was a time when I wanted to just know the key and go, I discovered that for it to sound the way I wanted it to (or at least begin to) I had to peel back the layers of chord changes and incorporate that mindset into my lead ideas. It certainly opened my eyes to some things.
BillBillbbill wrote:I'm not sure I get the distinction between 'through' and 'over' jack. When I use the term 'over' I mean while that chord is being played.
If through infers having lead phrases transcend chord changes I'm all for that.
In no way would I be inferring when to begin or end lead phrases as that would be a matter of taste and intent.
My main point is to be aware of the chord being played while playin lead, as to truly stretch the tao's I feel you need to have the lead resonate with the chords. Not necessarily all the time, but at varying points depending on how you structure your lead and what you're trying to do.