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Solo approach to a fast chord change of Bmaj to B9sus4

Posted by Structure 
Solo approach to a fast chord change of Bmaj to B9sus4
September 18, 2016 07:33AM
HI Members,

Working on a solo composition over the following chord progression: Bmaj - B9sus4.

The interesting observation is that choosing notes that work on Bmaj (when the chord Bmaj is played) and choosing notes that work over a B9sus4 (when the chord B9sus4 is played) is a basic starting point along with passing notes, blue notes etc. however the change from one chord to the next is very fast and each chord belongs to a different key.

The following parameters for the composition are:
bpm=90
Quarter note is assigned to each beat
time signature is 4/4
the Bmaj chord is played on beats 1 and 2
the B9sus4 chord is played on beats 3 and 4
Bmajor chord is in the key of Bmajor, Fmajor and Emajor
B9sus4 chord is in the key of Emajor

This results in a very fast chord change from one chord to the other all in the same measure! In other words, its such a fast chord change that the sound of each chord are blurred together as one big chord.

Question #1 please:
What is a good approach to choosing a scale, key or mode that works with this fast chord change. Slow chord changes make it easier to compose a solo that utilize each of the chord tones related to the chord you're landing on but in a fast chord change where each chord is in a different key poses more of a challenge.

I have worked out the following scales to be used for each chord. If anyone can kindly add additional suggestion, it would be much appreciated.

Bmaj chord:
E major scale
Gminor pentatonic scale
Gminor blues scale

B9sus4 chord:
Bmajor blues scale
Bminor blues scale
Bminor pentatonic scale
Cminor pentatonic scale

It is the fast chord change that causes me to ask "what is a workable approach to choosing notes to solo over the fast chord change of Bmajor - B9sus4 chord progression?

Thank you for your time.
Re: Solo approach to a fast chord change of Bmaj to B9sus4
September 18, 2016 11:37AM
Correction:
B Maj chord and B9sus4 chord are both in the key of E major.

Scales that can be utilized for the chord progression Bmaj - B9sus4 are the following:
B Major scale (B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#, A#) be careful using this scale over the Bmaj chord
B Major pentatonic scale (B, C#, D#, F#, G#)
B Major blues scale (B, C#, D, D#, F#, G#) *contains the blue note b3 (D)
B minor pentatonic scale (B, D, E, F#, A) *contains blue notes b3 (D) and b7 (A)
B minor blues scale (B, D, D#, E, F#, A) *contains blue notes b3 (D) and b7 (A)
C# Major pentatonic scale (C#, D#, F, G#, A#)
C# Major pentatonic blues scale (C#, D#, E, F, G#, A#) *contains blue note b5 (F)
C# minor pentatonic scale (C#, E, F#, G#, B)
E Major scale (E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D#,) scale used in the context of the B9sus4 dominant V chord in the key of E major
F# Major scale (F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#, E) B major chord is the IV chord of the key of F# major (sub-dominant)

* in the key of B Major, the blue notes are the b3 (D), b5 (F) and b7 (A)



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 09/18/2016 11:54AM by Structure. (view changes)
Re: Solo approach to a fast chord change of Bmaj to B9sus4
October 26, 2016 02:12AM
Thanks for sharing............
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