Triads on a G7 - The Most Important Solo Tool

Triads on a G7 – The Most Important Solo Tool



You want to know your triads! When you start to play jazz it is easy to get completely lost in extensions, alterations and chord substitutions. And while that is also a part of jazz then it is often much more useful to work on more simple things like what Triads you can use on a dominant chord.

To demonstrate some of triads you can use in a Jazz Blues solo and also talk about different ways to use them I have written a one chorus solo on a Blues in G which will illustrate a lot of options in terms of triad options for a lot of the chords in there.

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Content of the video:
0:00 Intro
0:20 Know You Basics
0:30 A Transcribed Blues Solo
1:06 The Blues Solo Example
1:27 Breaking Down The First 4 bars – G7 triad options
1:48 Basic Phrases and why you need them
2:30 How To Improvise Jazz With a Triad
3:41 Licks that lead into the next chord
5:00 Upper-structure Triads and Tri-tone substitution
6:01 C7 and C#dim lines
6:49 Using the Triad from the 7th of G
7:39 How to Make lines with the F major triad
8:21 Bø E7 triad solution
10:02 Am7 D7alt, triad combinations
10:54 Making the triad a motif
12:05 An Overview of the G7 triads
12:54 How To Make lines with the triads and Practice this material
13:42 Like the video? Check out my Patreon Page

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35 thoughts on “Triads on a G7 – The Most Important Solo Tool

  1. Isn't it easier to think that we can use the 5 triads generated by G mixolydian ?? or the triads generated by the harmonic system of C?

  2. Jen’s, love ur format of split screen notation of what ur playing next to what ur doing live. Love the chord name insert boxes you add to summarize what you’ve said ( you talk fast and knowledgeably… ) I really get a lot from your VIDEO evolution I’ve noticed lately you’ve worked at cutting ur content down and keeping it actually better… KEEP GOING I would love more about what chords can sub out what chords segment… eg. like all chords that work like Dm7 chord….. just an example love this video!!!!!! Highly recommend u to my colleagues!!!!!

  3. What I like about jens is that he is so happy to share his great gift of understanding about music, Joe bonnamassa, and Tommy Emmanuel also do this, you never really got much of that from other big guitar heroes, although this adds too there mystery. So that's cool

  4. Thank you, Jens! This is what I have been striving towards for quite some time. It is great to see it explained like this.

  5. Hi Jens,

    Where start?

    I find improvising over dominant 7 chords (e.g. G7) very difficult. I usually use either mixolydian scale (that would be a C major) or the blues scale. Both I find both dissatisfying as they are in the end limited, especially if that is all you know… of course there is the dominant 7 arpeggio. To be honest I do not find it very musical either…

    Your lesson was a difficult one… where do you get all of these new triads from? The G major scale and the chords therein? The Dm arpeggio pops up – Dm is not in the Gmajor scale group of chords… but I can see that the minor 3rd is the b7th in the G7…

    I would benefit from an "I'm an idiot" approach to this subject… I may not be alone here:) So anything you can do to break it down slowly would be mush appreciated!

    Thx for all your insights and help.

  6. Lovely Jens – I've been trying to grasp that Ab triad on the D7alt everytime I've heard it in different solos… that sound is so blue even though it really isn't.

  7. Man, you are big part of my musical life, just keep doing that. You don't know how much your videos are helping musicians around the world! Thank you!

  8. I just love your videos!! Like so many, I am trying to expand my vocabulary beyond classic blues scales – I've listened to jazz music all my life and even though I can fully appreciate advanced chord progressions like in Coltranes work (and prefer it MUCH to traditional blues recordings) in my playing I've kinda never left the blues scales.. It's like having a conceptual understanding for something I cannot (yet!) express with my fingers.

    Well, since recently I am spending a couple of hours every day and doing what I should have done years ago: slowing down videos of jazz classics and learning solos from anything from 'Good bye porcupine hat' to 'Giant steps' – AND enjoying the wisdom of your videos! Who says you cannot learn new stuff after reaching the tender age of 42?!?? Thanks for your uploads; they are just a great resource!

    As for solo'ing I am not too bad. After playing for many years my technique is quite functional, my legatos pretty fluent and I have natural understanding of harmonizing chords and finding melodic lines by instinct. But I am pretty much illiterate in music notation and theory (yeah, it's rather embarrassing) – and I really need to expand my register of jazz chords. Your videos are indeed helpful in my voksenoplæring

    ((BTW I hope one day you'd do a video dedicated to very basic jazz chords and different ways of fingering them across the fretboard. There are of course several places on the WWW with these kinds of resources, but I would love your take on the subject:) If this video already exist, then I am sorry for overlooking it))

  9. Hi everybody with lots of love I ask would you come sub over to my channel, just getting started so I can get back to everyone. Thanks 🙏🏻 as always great vid, I’m noticing some improvements in my playing

  10. Just stumbled across your channel and have checked out several videos. Very helpful and informative. Thank you for your hard work.

  11. I really appreciate these basic lessons. I think many of us are not really planning on playing gigs and we get a lot from these simpler progressions and arpeggios! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Greatly useful video Jens. Will definitely be trying this out tomorrow.
    Btw, what is your opinion on Rick Beato's playing and his teachings?

  13. Thank you Jens. So simple and so useful. I do believe I will check your patreon page. I'm worried though that I won't be able to keep up.

  14. This is great stuff, it helps me zone into specific sounds using basic material I already know, Thank you, Jens, I chose improvisation because when I improvise well on a tune I love that feeling it gives me it's better than anything and I actually feel like a musician after, I guess it's up there with good sex! but it's between you and music lol

  15. Do you use triads in your solos and how? 🙂
    Content of the video:
    0:00 Intro
    0:20 Know Your Basics
    0:30 A Transcribed Blues Solo
    1:06 The Blues Solo Example
    1:27 Breaking Down The First 4 bars – G7 triad options
    1:48 Basic Phrases and why you need them
    2:30 How To Improvise Jazz With a Triad
    3:41 Licks that lead into the next chord
    5:00 Upper-structure Triads and Tri-tone substitution
    6:01 C7 and C#dim lines
    6:49 Using the Triad from the 7th of G
    7:39 How to Make lines with the F major triad
    8:21 Bø E7 triad solution
    10:02 Am7 D7alt, triad combinations
    10:54 Making the triad a motif
    12:05 An Overview of the G7 triads
    12:54 How To Make lines with the triads and Practice this material
    13:42 Like the video? Check out my Patreon Page

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