When learning how to solo over jazz standards, things usually start well for many guitarists.

You learn how to solo over ii-V-I’s, jazz blues, and other essential progressions, but then you hit a tune that catches you totally off guard.

This tune has two chords per bar in every, or most, measures in the progression.

Ouch, not easy.

So, what do you do when you have these fast-moving chord changes?

You could try scales and modes, or full arpeggios, or licks and phrases, but those all feel bulky and tough to play when the keys change so quickly.

While these larger devices work well over slower chords, they tend to break down over fast-moving chords.

This is where triads come into play.

Triads allow you to outline the chords, use root-based and rootless shapes, and they fit easily on the fretboard and under your fingers.

That’s a big win when soloing over fast-moving chords, such as you find in the rhythm changes A section, which is used in the exercises below.

In this lesson, you learn 3 essential triad patterns that you can use to build your technique and solo with ease over fast-moving chord changes.


Click here to build your jazz soloing skill set over fast-moving chord changes.