I recently practiced to play over Coltrane Changes once again.
Coltrane Changes are a chord progression where
the tonal center is essentially descending in major thirds.
For example like in Coltrane’s Giant Steps: ⎪B ⎪G ⎪Eb ⎪
combined with dominant chords: ⎪B D7⎪G Bb7⎪Eb ⎪
Besides his own compositions like Giant Steps or
Countdown Coltrane applied these progressions
as chord substitutes over several standard tunes:
- But Not For Me
- Confirmation became 26-2
- How High The Moon became Satellite
- What Is This Ting Called Love became Fifth House
Here I have written down some Solo-Lines over Coltrane Changes in different keys.
Click to see the notes and tabs for guitar here: COLTRANE CHANGES SOLO LINES