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Jazz improvisation on descending chord progression

"What works for me is to choose certain notes from the chord present in given moment and create licks from those notes." Yes, that's an excellent approach. It's the way we always used to do ...
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Jazz improvisation on descending chord progression

My first instinct is to look at the sequence as two chord pairs, enharmonically spelling the chords differently: Dbmaj7 - Cmaj7, Cbmaj7 - Bbmaj7, both pairs utilizing the same harmonic idea. Dbmaj7 ...
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Jazz improvisation on descending chord progression

C#maj7 - Cmaj7 - Bmaj7 - Bbmaj7 I understand the "problem" presented. The chords aren't diatonic to one scale so it seems like a problem for choosing a scale for improv. assuming you need ...
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Jazz improvisation on descending chord progression

One idea would be to think about this progression as T->D->T->D so more like C#maj7 F#7b5 Bmaj7 E7b5 and try some standard bebop I-V-I language. Some of the stuff Eldar plays seems to be ...
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Jazz improvisation on descending chord progression

Lydian would be the obvious choice for me throughout the progression. That gives you more usable common tones (7th becomes root, #4 becomes 5th) and you don't have to worry about the natural 4. To ...
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