So about 2 months ago I said thats enough of learning one solo after another hoping magic will start happening. Took the easiest song I could think of and learned 1 3 5 for each chord. A min, D min, E maj (actually dominant but you know, 1 3 5). Once I could see it the disgusting fear of hitting the wrong note subsided quite a bit and I really felt relieved. Problem being I cant stand that minor swing progression really. Having only 3 chords all of them being played same amount of time. Took me time to bite the bullet but I decided to go for all of me. Being also in a key with no sharps / flats (nondiatonic chords, nevermind..
I got it all down except the C section starting with F. Meaning only Fmaj and Fmin is left but I already have been practising playing 1 3 5 for each chord and switch to the next one whenever the play along does. (Ive been using this "learn jazz standards" one. Its quite slow :-) ) Anyway problem is I hear more than just 1 3 5 already and sometimes I find it hard to stick to it but it indeed is a good practice mode. + I feel a bit more like playing actually if you get me
. So Im wondering whats the next step. Or more like precisely how to execute the next step because I believe now I jsut need to play what I like most. Then we get to the licks that I like most but Ive read somewhere that it is advisable to learn the licks you like most (obviously) and then use them in as many ways as possible.
Which at first made me think that I dont know enough progressions that I could arpeggiate through to play the lick over the specific chord within the progressions context that its being played over originally. Then I was thinking my first assumption might have been wrong and perhaps I should even try to convert min licks to maj ones and really use it in all places possible but then my next objection my mind made was that it would sound stupid if I played one lick over C, then E, then A, then Dmin. So Im not really sure. Also besides getting to know the progression, learning the arpeggios, filling vocabulary for each chord quality, is there anything else one should try to achieve to thoroughly learn a song?