This is a 22-minute master class to help develop stronger jazz guitar single note soloing. Juan Dhas explains how this video is the first part of a three part video set. Along with the video, you get a 6 page PDF file with text explanation and musical examples on this topic.
Juan is articulate and has a calming voice which is helpful for the mood of the video. There are a lot of ideas that he covers in the video especially towards the end of the video. He shares different ideas that you can explore depending on your improvisational ability & familiarity with the fretboard (and chord changes).
The only thing I wish Juan included were more written examples of what he explained. At some parts I felt there was too much talking compared to demonstrations of how to practice the concepts. I felt like difference between playing the changes & melodic clarity could be explained (demonstrated) in more detail. That being said, since this is the first part of a three part series, I’m actually looking forward to the other two parts so I can see the full picture of what Juan is exploring.
In conclusion, this is a useful video if you’re having problems creating clear melodic lines that outline the chord changes. Definitely a video that is more useful for intermediate players.
Pros: A good introductory video to a practice concept that is important for single note soloing.
Cons: Video is short, only a few notated musical examples provided.
TLDR: Recommended for intermediate guitarists who want to develop stronger single note line soloing.
You can buy this video here: https://mikesmasterclasses.com/course/what-makes-a-solo-strong/
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