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“Imagine” Chord Melody

“Imagine” Chord Melody

Hope you had a chance to check my previous video lesson in which I shared a chord melody arrangement of a Beatles tune...but re-harmonized using some Coltrane Changes! This week I am happy to bring you another Beatles related solo guitar arrangement. It is a jazzy...

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Beatles with Coltrane Changes

Beatles with Coltrane Changes

Do you like the Beatles? Do you like John Coltrane? Well, if you answered yes to both questions, this is a video lesson you absolutely must check out! As a matter of fact, even if you answered no to one of them, I think you'll still be pleasantly surprised when you...

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How Insensitive Chord Melody

How Insensitive Chord Melody

In this lesson I teach you a fingerstyle chord melody arrangement of "How Insensitive" by one of bossa nova's most prolific composers...Tom Jobim! In several interviews, Jobim mentioned his admiration for classical composer Frederic Chopin, so it isn't a coincidence...

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This Chord Will Revitalize Your Standards!

This Chord Will Revitalize Your Standards!

Did you know that there's a seldom used chord, that when used in the right places will breathe new life to those overplayed Standards? It's one the old beboppers didn't know about . I heard  it for the first time in the playing of Allan Holdsworth, John Abercrombie,...

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The Look of Love Chord Melody

The Look of Love Chord Melody

In this lesson you will learn a finger-style chord melody arrangement of a popular composition by a prolific songwriter who initially made his mark in pop music during the 1960s. Although you don't hear his name that much in the world of jazz standards, I personally...

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Phrygian Cadences

Phrygian Cadences

In this lesson you will learn a finger-style chord melody arrangement of a popular composition by a prolific songwriter who initially made his mark in pop music during the 1960s. Although you don't hear his name that much in the world of jazz standards, I personally...

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Dorian Cadences:  Comping and Soloing Made Easy

Dorian Cadences: Comping and Soloing Made Easy

What do tunes like Miles Davis' "Nardis", Wayne Shorter's "Speak No Evil", and Chick Corea's "Spain" & "La Fiesta" have in common? That they all employ phrygian modal cadences, also the subject of this video!In this lesson, not only do I give you examples of both...

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All of Me Chord Melody

All of Me Chord Melody

This is the first in a 2 part series on Modal Cadences. In this lesson you will learn all about Dorian Cadences...what are they; how to identify them in many standards that you most likely already play; when and how to create them to add more harmonic motion to your...

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Take The A Train Chord melody

Take The A Train Chord melody

In this lesson I'd like to teach you not one, but actually 2 chord melody arrangements of  "All of Me"...a super popular standard! The first arrangement is for solo fingerstyle guitar and the 2nd one is to be played with a trio or pianoless small group setting.  So...

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Summertime Chord Melody

Summertime Chord Melody

PDF & AUDIO DOWNLOAD:The Take The A Train Files can be downloaded for $6.00 (buy me a cup of coffee and a snack?). Your contribution is much appreciated, as it helps support the site and allows me to keep investing the long hours required to produce these lessons....

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Green Dolphin Street Chord Melody

Green Dolphin Street Chord Melody

In this lesson you will learn a chord melody with walking bass arrangement of a timeless standard by George Gershwin: "Summertime".  This one works great at any tempo and is shorter in duration than most standards. So if you've been shying away from learning some...

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Softly As In A Morning Sunrise Chord Melody

Softly As In A Morning Sunrise Chord Melody

What do John Coltrane, Allan Holdsworth, Freddie Hubbard and Frank Zappa among several other great music innovators have in common? That they all claim to have studied and practiced using Nicholas Slonimsky's "Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns". In this...

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“Have You Met Miss Jones” Chord Melody

“Have You Met Miss Jones” Chord Melody

PDF & AUDIO DOWNLOAD:The Take The A Train Files can be downloaded for $6.00 (buy me a cup of coffee and a snack?). Your contribution is much appreciated, as it helps support the site and allows me to keep investing the long hours required to produce these lessons....

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Blue In Green Chord Melody

Blue In Green Chord Melody

In this video lesson I teach a modern fingerstyle arrangement of a great standard written back in the 1930's by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart..."Have You Met Miss Jones". Curiously enough, some even claim the bridge has a taste of Giant Steps, although Coltrane...

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Beautiful Love Chord Melody

Beautiful Love Chord Melody

Have you ever wished you could play on guitar some of those rich, colorful chord voicings, that you often hear in the music of jazz pianists like Bill Evans? I know I did for the longest time, however when I examined some piano transcriptions I found most of them...

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Satin Doll Chord Melody

Satin Doll Chord Melody

In this video I teach you 2 chord melody versions of "Beautiful Love"! The first one is a finger style arrangement that you can play solo. If you've watched some of my previous chord melody lessons on "Wave" or "Satin Doll" , you've noticed that on the solo...

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WAVE: Chord Melody Lesson

WAVE: Chord Melody Lesson

In this lesson you will learn a finger-style chord melody arrangement of a popular composition by a prolific songwriter who initially made his mark in pop music during the 1960s. Although you don't hear his name that much in the world of jazz standards, I personally...

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