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Mastering Chord/Melody: The Basics

Jody Fisher (64) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 70
Pages: 1 2 3 4

alfred1_mcm.gif The following lesson page is an excerpt from Jody Fisher's book, Mastering Chord/Melody, available on-line from P.J. Ballantine.

Please check out the book for more great lessons like this.


As simple as some of the last examples were, they represent the basic process of harmonizing a melody on the guitar. The next steps concentrate on embellishing this process. Two key components in this embellishment are:
  1. Learning Guidelines for Arranging

  2. Chord Enhancement
The use of these concepts can produce arrangements like the one shown in this last example. Enjoy!

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