The Days Of Wine & Roses Improvisation
In this lesson we’ll analyse 2 solos that I’ve transcribed over the form of “The Days Of Wine & Roses”. We deconstruct these solos to gain insight into improvisation.
Below you can find the links to the recordings on Spotify and on iTunes.
Check out the lesson on “The Days Of Wine & Roses” before watching this lesson.
You should be able to play the tune without looking at the lead sheet, so you
know the chords and melody by memory. You should also be able to play through with left hand voicings.
Then you will have the foundations in place to start exploring the tune from an improvisation standpoint.
Both of the solos I have transcribed are 16 bars long and they take you through the A and B Sections. Remember that the form of the tune is A-B-A-C.
As an exercise, have a go at transcribing more material from these solos, or
alternatively pick your own tunes to work on.
"The Days Of Wine & Roses" is a nice tune to work on because it has lots of 25 progressions and it’s important to develop material to play over this common progression