Got A Match?

Another incredible Chick Corea piece is ‘Got a match?’, which he first played with the ‘Elektrik Band’.

It was released in 1986, and it’s a very particular kind of shred, where Chick and his band ‘show off’ their technique.

Its live versions are very nice, and the characteristics of these exhibitions are: they are usually very long and every musician has his own part where he can go all out with an astounding solo.

How to improvise on such a piece? Pentatonic scales are a key factor here: they can easily make the most interesting tensions of the chords stand out. Also, important scales (to use on dominant chords) are the semitone-tone and the super-locrians.

In the end, this piece is ideal if your intention is to improve your proficiency in fast playing.

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