ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
Diatonic chord and scale solo
Analysis + music theory explanation
A really great way to get into soloing on an intermediate level.
Learn the music theory, check the different solo methods and licks. used and apply this to your own solo.
Written for both Alto and Tenor saxophone.
Check the video: https://youtu.be/1EeC_BjxuzQ
On the Sunny Side of the Street is a fun tune to play.
The tune has some nice secondary dominant changes which surprises.
The melody is very strong and outlining the chords pretty good.
In this solo transcription I will walk you through the most important music theory regarding the chord and chord analysis.
Explain a couple of the more exciting functions in the tune
The focus in the solo is playing inside the key of the tune – D major, using diatonic arpeggios and scales.
There are some double time lines. These are also kept within the diatonic scales and arpeggios.
In the analysis I have mentioned approach notes, chromatic and diatonic.
I have also focused to explain my thinking when playing a solo.
Like motivic movement and repeats, melodic development etc.
Since most of the solo is diatonic I have mostly not mentioned the common scales and arpeggios.
My mentions are the irregular places where the solo goes beyond the diatonic functions.
There is a full solo transcription of two rounds of solo + a solo analysis of the full solo – what is played where and why.
Go through the exercises and the solo etudes and get from basic knowledge in no time.
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