Chromatic approach notes is a complement to the study we did about target notes. We would like to highlight that target notes by approximation bring many outside notes to your solo, in other words, you will be adding in your solo notes that don’t belong to the tonality.
This resource when dominated gives an impression that the musician knows a lot about music theory, because its sonority brings innumerous alternative notes in each chord. You already know this secret. If this concept is quite obscure yet, read again the article “Target Notes”.
We will show below some examples of C chord that use this chromatic approach, where the chord’s notes are highlighted in red. Choose those that please you and use them in your solos!
Ascending Chromatic Approximation
Descending Chromatic Approximation
Ideas of Chromatic Approach Notes in Em7 chord
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