THIS AWESOME E-COURSE OFFERS A 7-DAY STEP-BY-STEP COURSE:
LEARN CHORD MELODY CHOPS THROUGH SUMMERTIME

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You'll be receiving 7 lessons by email for this course. Remember, one "Day" in this eCourse
is not necessarily 24 hours. You may need a few days to fully grasp (and study)
the topics covered in each email. 

DAY 1: What is Chord Melody

DAY 1: What is Chord Melody
Let's start very broad / general and work ourselves towards the specifics.

Day 2: Count Your Blessings

Day 2: Count Your Blessings
Every chord that you know is a gold mine of chord melody. 

Day 3: Simple Chord Melody

Day 3: Simple Chord Melody
Goal is to play only the first 3 bars.

Day 4: Summertime Again!

Day 4: Summertime Again!On Day 4's menu: just the continuation of yesterday's endeavours. Attacking bars 4-5.

Day 5: Summertime For The Third Time

Day 5: Summertime For The Third Time
The mission today is to grasp the complete Summertime arrangement.

Day 6:  General Issues

Day 6: General Issues
Keep perfecting your Summertime chord melody until it's fully cooked and expand your chordal vocabulary.

Day 7: Walking Into Somebody Else's Shoes

Day 7: Walking Into Somebody Else's Shoes
Pursue in improving upon your harmonic vocabulary, right before wrapping up the course for good.

LEARN CHORD MELODY CHOPS THROUGH SUMMERTIME

You will learn many, many things in this course for 7 days. We will discuss the concept behind chord melody, the difficulties in chord melody for guitarists, the idea of phrasing the melody first, where to get more harmonic vocabulary, etc. PLUS you'll learn the full arrangement to Summertime.

We Cannot Always Harmonize Everything

We are stuck with playing, well, just chords! It's a blessing and a curse at the same time: because of physical limitations, tempos, the tuning of the guitar (etc.) we must get creative and find interesting detours to deal with harmonizing melodies.

Watch a Sample Lesson

A Word From The Author

“I’m your 'real' teacher: Marc-Andre Seguin, a Canadian thirty-something jazzer, teacher and composer at times.

I wrote this e-book with you in mind so you can learn how to play jazz guitar to achieve greater levels of confidence and expression on this wonderful instrument.”

Honestly, I can’t think of a clearer and easier fast-track to becoming a confident jazz chord melodist... 

Marc-Andre Seguin