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Chord Melody - A Night In Tunisia
This is a chord melody arrangement of Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night in Tunisia." It works as a self contained piece or may be played with a bassist. I will post a link to a recording of the tune as shown here in the next week or so. Enjoy!
Jazz · Advanced · 1863 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 11/25/2012
Connective Bass Lines
Here are some ways to add interest to an alternating bass. The concept explored is the use connective bass lines, or "walk ups," to connect chord tones (bass notes) across measures. This is a typical technique in folk, country, bluegrass, blues, and rock.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 312 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 11/23/2012
James Alley Blues
This is based on a rendition of James Alley Blues by Roger McGuinn. It makes use of a very nice riff to fill in the harmony as well as some variations on standard shuffle blues patterns.
Blues · Intermediate · 261 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 11/24/2012
Jazz Chord Voicings
This is a systematic approach to the development of four-part (jazz) chord voicings on the guitar. Acquisition of these concepts is a long-term process. This is best used as a textbook and reference until familiar with the concepts.
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 232 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 12/1/2012