Chord Tone Soloing

chord tone soloing

Chord Tone Soloing

Chord Tone Soloing For Guitar



Guitar Chord Tone Soloing

In Fretboard Theory Volume II Chapter 8 you are going to learn how to use CAGED arpeggio patterns to target chord tones while using pentatonic lead patterns. Specifically, you will target the root, third and fifth of each chord as you work through a progression. Targeting chord tones helps you to connect scales more closely to their related chords, as well as outline a particular chord progression. You will intentionally be emphasizing each note of the chord, creating a lead line that relates to the music. This approach is sometimes better than just randomly playing scales through a set of changes. You can apply this outlining technique to improvising, as well as to composing guitar solos, riffs, melodies and bass lines.

In This Chapter:

  1. Targeting chord tones
  2. Outlining chord progressions
  3. Using lead patterns with CAGED arpeggios
  4. Playing along with tracks and songs

(We target chord tones by mapping an arpeggio pattern over a particular scale pattern. I presented CAGED arpeggio patterns in Fretboard Theory Chapter 3 and its related video program.)

Fretboard Theory Volume II

Fretboard Theory Volume II picks up where the first book leaves off and takes your guitar playing and musical knowledge to a whole new level. You learn new musical concepts and explore advanced applications. There is information for rhythm guitarists, lead guitarists, improvisers and composers. Each chapter focuses on applications found in popular music and includes familiar song references.

Take Your Guitar Playing to the Next Level!

  • Gain new perspective on keys and tonalities
  • Apply new number systems
  • Bring dominant function and voice leading into play
  • Change keys, borrow chords and mix modes
  • Employ chromatic passing, diminished and augmented chords
  • Use the lead patterns preferred by the pros
  • Target chord tones and outline chord progressions
  • Discover the harmonic minor scale
  • Play pedal point and pedal tones

Discover the Secrets to Guitar Songs By:

Led Zeppelin
Eric Clapton
The Beatles
The Eagles
Grateful Dead
The Rolling Stones
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Guns N” Roses
Fleetwood Mac
Tom Petty
Jimi Hendrix
Van Morrison
Allman Brothers Band
U2 and many more!


Comment ( 1 )

  • Paul Dymond

    I live down here in Cairns, Australia. I just wanted to thank you for the great resources that are your podcast as well as Fretboard Theory. I’ve been noodling around on the guitar for donkey’s years and knew lots of chords and scales etc but never really understood how they all fit together. Through working my way through Fretboard Theory and listening to your podcasts so many things have just clicked. I know understand how to play thirds, use the CAGED system and matching it with Pentatonic chords and so many other little tricks I’ve picked up since I bought the book.

    Anyway, I’m still not very fast or making fantastic music but I just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work in putting these resources together and how much I appreciate them.

    cheers and hopefully I’ll move on to Fretboard Theory II one of these ol’ days!