Satin Doll Chord Melody

by | Chord Melody, Jazz Standards

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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The Satin Doll 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. The download includes: 2 sets of PDFs featuring both arrangements with both regular notation and TAB, MP3s of both arrangements and the backing track, and 2 Band In A Box files.

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2 Comments

  1. Peter Eichhorn

    hi Richie as already mentioned I payed for the class SATtIN DOLL. for the first time I could open it . but now a few hours later I want to open it again. NOT POSSIBLE. how can I reopened the class with all PDF and MP3
    thanks Peter

    • Richie Zellon

      It is not meant to be opened online every time you want to use it. You are supposed to download it to your computer and use it offline. Please login and download it.

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