"Create Your Own Chord Melody Arrangements Easily..."
On the guitar, the expression chord melody refers to playing the melody as the highest note of a certain chord shape. That's it! Sometimes instead of chord melody, we hear chord solo or even sometimes we'll say just an arrangement of a tune.
So, as you might already understand, this entails knowing (and playing) lots and lots of chord shapes with the highest-pitch note corresponding to one note of the melody (tune) at hand. This is hard, but don't worry, we're all in this together!
THIS AWESOME E-COURSE OFFERS A 7-DAY STEP-BY-STEP COURSE: LEARN CHORD MELODY CHOPS THROUGH SUMMERTIME
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 Let's start very broad / general and work ourselves towards the specifics.
Day 2: Count Your Blessings Every chord that you know is a gold mine of chord melody.
Day 3: Simple Chord Melody Goal is to play only the first 3 bars.
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 The mission today is to grasp the complete Summertime arrangement.
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 Pursue in improving upon your harmonic vocabulary, right before wrapping up the course for good.
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.
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.”