#1
In jazz, is it possible to improvise over a ii-V-I progression using inly dorian?
eg. ||F- |Bb7 |EbMaj.7| ||

-So is it okay to just use F Dorian the whole time?

----It is a long story, but this is an emergency and I really need an answer as soon as possible, so thank you so much to anybody who can help, i'm extremely appreciative of any help you can give. Thnx
Gear:
-Brownsville BMAG3 (acoustic)
-Fender 70s Reissue 60th anniversary Stratocaster
-Line 6 Flextone III
-Crate RFX30 RetroFex
-Line 6 Tone Port UX1
-Roland Digital Piano HP-4500
-(other stuff)
#2
Well, yes and no. More no than yes.

Your resolution is going to be on Ebmaj7. You could attempt to force your
resolution to F minor, but utlimately those are just going to sound like color
notes (9, 11, 13) of Eb major.

EDIT: not to mention the 11, which is the b3 of F minor, will sound pretty jarring over Ebmaj7.
Last edited by edg at Apr 11, 2008,
#3
can i do dorian for first 2 bars an then switch to ionian?
Gear:
-Brownsville BMAG3 (acoustic)
-Fender 70s Reissue 60th anniversary Stratocaster
-Line 6 Flextone III
-Crate RFX30 RetroFex
-Line 6 Tone Port UX1
-Roland Digital Piano HP-4500
-(other stuff)
#5
I'd just look at it as playing in the key of Eb major. I don't know that you're going
to get much mileage out of adding a lot of complexity with Eb modes in this
situation. Your best opportunity to try something fancy is over the Bb7 -- maybe
some melodic minor modes. But overall, just think of Eb as a pool of notes that
would be good to use, be aware of the chord tones (all from the key of Eb) as they
pass by, and know on the Ebmaj7 there's a strong pull to conclude something.

It's a completely diatonic progression and doesn't have to be complicated with modes.
#6
please, I still need help!
Gear:
-Brownsville BMAG3 (acoustic)
-Fender 70s Reissue 60th anniversary Stratocaster
-Line 6 Flextone III
-Crate RFX30 RetroFex
-Line 6 Tone Port UX1
-Roland Digital Piano HP-4500
-(other stuff)
#7
If it's an emergency, your best bet might be to just emphasise the chord tones, don't complicate it more than is neccessary. And, if you want, think Eb major.
Last edited by mr_magic at Apr 11, 2008,
#8
It's not a modal progression at all. Use Eb major.
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