#2
I don't quite understand what you mean by "abstract."

For a jazz theory book go buy The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine right now. It is very good.
#4
try jazzguitar.be that website has everything. and funk soloing is pretty much like rock, use pentatonic.
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#5
For funk, just use more double stops, quarter tone bends, lots of staccato notes, LOTS of syncopation, at the risk of sounding like these people who say 'man you dont need to any theory just play what you feel and itll sound great', play with LOTS of attitude and a wah pedal
#7
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yeah, i need the wah pedal, im working on getting one. whats scales can i use for funk solos? my solos always sound blusey and im lookin for something different to do.

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for dominant tunes: mixolydian, major pentatonic, blues, major blues
for minor tunes: dorian, blues, minor pentatonic

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#8
abstract theory like abstract ideas like resolution of chromatic notes? I think thats what you mean? Or are you looking for straight theory like chords, progressions, scales, modes, etc?
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#10
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I don't quite understand what you mean by "abstract."

For a jazz theory book go buy The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine right now. It is very good.


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