#1
How would I go about soloing over the turn around in Superstition(by Stevie Wonder)? I listened to it and it sounds like the chords go B7-Cº7-B7-Bbº7-A7-B7
The song is actually in Ebm but I transposed it to Em so that's why the chords are all a half step up.
#2
A couple of ways
First, the C07, is most likely functioning as a B7b9, and likewise the Bb07 is most likely functioning as an A7b9. Alternating between some kind of B and A altered scale would probably be the best bet (superlocrian, dominant diminished, spanish phrygian)--a mixolydian scale (avoid the natural 9th over the diminished chords) or a blues scale would also work.
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#3
Quote by tehREALcaptain
A couple of ways
First, the C07, is most likely functioning as a B7b9, and likewise the Bb07 is most likely functioning as an A7b9. Alternating between some kind of B and A altered scale would probably be the best bet (superlocrian, dominant diminished, spanish phrygian)--a mixolydian scale (avoid the natural 9th over the diminished chords) or a blues scale would also work.


On the other hand this turnaround is relatively fast, it's not really something that you need to think about all the notes. When I cover the song I just crank some wah and do octaves on the roots of the chords, before going into wank-off time (in E minor) when it returns to the verse progression for the short time before the vocals enter.

I know it's not really a theory based answer, but that's how I approach it when I play it, which is nearly every weekend


Edit: I mean, I emphasise chord tones over the out-of-key chords, and then tastefully construct a melody when it returns to the verse progression.
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#4
Yes to both of these guys. The diminished chords are just substitutions for the dominant seventh chords. Stick to 7b9 arpeggios with passing tones.
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