II-V-I Diad Lines

by | Jazz Improvisation

In this lesson I teach you how to add new textures to your jazz solos by inserting “diad lines” in the midst of your single note lines. In case you’re not familiar with this term, “diad lines”, they are simply 2 note phrases, for the most part in 3rds. Unlike triads, they are very light and easy to mobilize across the fretboard. This enables them to be played “legato” using a variety of articulations such as hammer-ons, pull offs and slides.

In the video I teach you what I like to call “diad scale fragments” to construct your diad lines over a variety of chord types. Finally I teach you some ready to play major and minor II-V-I diad lines.


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