Guthrie Trapp Chord based Soloing Lesson

When he shows the example of playing a Gmaj7 over a A7 chord he would make it a lot less confusing if he just said he’s playing G Lydian over the A7. He’s actually shifting to D major but playing in it’s fifth mode of A Mixolydian (A7), so while he’s sitting in A for the A7 he’s slipping back and forth between A Mixolydian, major and minor pentatonic and going into G Lydian (4th mode of Dmaj) over the A7. That’s the way I look at it. He’s throwing in a decent amount of chromatic passing tones in his example. Fantastic player but I don’t think he explains things well at times. If you know a bit of theory what I just described is basic stuff. He also relies a lot on the CAGED system, that’s a neat little way of looking at things and I find it useful for pentatonic runs and Hendrix style rhythm embellishments, but I’m firm believer in learning the modes, especially if you want to do 3 or 4 note per string runs in all keys.

His bending licks are great…~TS

Guthrie Trapp

Guthrie Trapp teaches his secrets to his soloing. You can learn more about Guthrie, and take online lessons from Guthrie at Artistworks.

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