Satin Doll Chord Melody
For this lesson I’ve prepared not one…but actually two chord melody arrangements of Duke Ellington’s “Satin Doll”.
I believe that this is one of those tunes that every jazz guitarist should have in his/her repertoire, as it is the perfect vehicle to practice and explore new II-V vocabulary. You do know that this is the most important harmonic cadence in jazz, right? Well if so, did you know that Satin Doll has a II-V in almost every measure?
In this video I teach you a version for solo finger-style guitar (featuring a cool walking bass) and then a simpler one to use whenever you play with a bass player, as in a trio. You can even mix and match, and come up with your own version.
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