#1
ok so i'm learning how to solo in jazz songs. usually i would stick to one scale, but i would like to go into more depth when learning a song i suppose. i'm working on Green Dolphin Street right now any suggestions on what i can do?
#2
welll learn all the modes of the scales and such. its all about being creative. sometimes you dont have be complicated and technical to sound good. look at miles davis!
#3
i'm going to tell you straight up. get a well respected jazz teacher.

it is difficult to learn jazz properly without a good teacher, it's a matter of starting with the basics.
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"Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible."
#4
Step 1: Build a jazz collection and start listening. You have to be able to hear jazz to play it.

Step 2: Find a jazz player who teaches. Get him to take you on as a student

Step 3: Forget this "modes" stuff for now, start learning your notes, chord spellings, and transcribe some tunes.