Hi Rozanno, Solar is just a series of II-V-Is through a few different key centres, broken down as follows:Hi,
How would you solo on Miles Davis' Solar. This tune has a weird chord progression (concert tones):
| cm | cm | G7 | C7 |
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | fm7 | Bb7 |
| Ebmaj7 |ebm7 Ab7 | Dbmaj7 | dm7b5 G7b9 |
Yes, it should be Gm7, I transposed it from the B flat sheet music and did it wrongHi Rozanno, Solar is just a series of II-V-Is through a few different key centres, broken down as follows:
Bar 1-2 : C minor
Bars 3-6 : F major :- Gm7 (I think you have this wrong as G7 above?) - C7 - Fmaj7
Bars 7 - 9 : Eb major :- Fm7 - Bb7 - Ebmaj7
Bars 10 - 11 : Db major :- Ebm7 - Ab7 - Dbmaj7
Bar 12 : C minor :- Dm7b5 - G7b9 taking you back to the C minor in bar 1.
Got it! ThanksEverything posted so far is spot on. Perhaps a way to start to navigate ii-V's would also be of value.
The thing about ii-V-I progressions is not only to resolve nicely to I. To resolve from the ii to the V is also a big part of it. One of the more common ways to hear it is to resolve the 7th degree of the ii chord to the 3rd degree of the V chord.
Number the ii chord's scale degrees 1 though 8. For C-7 that would be C=1 D=2 Eb=3 F=4 G=5 A=6 Bb=7 C=8. For F7 that would be F=1 G=2 Ab=3 Bb=4 C=5 D=6 Eb=7 F=8. Notice that those are the same notes, one starting on C, one starting on F.
The attached is a facsimile of materials used by Jerry Coker when introducing me to this kind of material. Jerry's all about Digital Patterns (see Patterns For Jazz), I took lessons from him for my first 2 years of college. See examples 13 and 14, they have the scale digits shown. Play these in all 12 keys. Once you get the sound of resolving 7 of ii to 3 of V, make up your own patterns, with the resolution point doing the same thing.
This isn't the only way to approach the same idea. You could potentially resolve any note of ii to any note of V. Some appear more commonly in Bebop than others, such as 5 of ii to 1 of V. Once this one is in your ears, I think you'll be able to hear how others approach it.