ii7-V7-IM7 Soloing Ideas: Sequences

A sequence is a repeating pattern with a strong and well-defined melodic contour and rhythm. Such patterns are a powerful organizing musical force that acts like melodic glue that connects each separate phrase into one coherent theme. Let's play a four-note melodic "shape" and shift it upward by one note within the major scale.

jazz soloing idea sequences

You always want to play musical words and sentences, not just musical letters. You do the very same thing in everyday speech; You do not spell your words out loud or consciously choose each and every word in each and every sentence you speak.