Autumn Leaves Guitar Chord Melody

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In this video I'll show you how I create chord melodies by working on the jazz standard Autumn Leaves.
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🕛 Video Content Outline

0:00 - About chord melodies & this series
2:20 - Step #1: Melody
3:34 - Step #2: Chords
4:19 - Step #3: Melody on top strings
8:29 - Step #4: Harmonize melody with chord shapes
18:05 - Switching chords when the melody sustains
20:52 - Autumn Leaves chord melody full demonstration
21:50 - Chord melody arrangements to practice and study (FREE PDF)


🔗 Links & Lessons Mentioned in This Video

🎸 Full playlist of this series
🎸 Intro to chord melodies
🎸 Jazz comping mastery course trailer
🎸 Quartal chords
🎸 Hybrid picking tutorial
🎸 How to practice to get anything down
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💬 Lesson Description

This is the first video in a new series that I'm starting called "Make it a Chord Melody."

We're going to turn a bunch of tunes into guitar chord melodies, and we're going to talk about improvising with them too.

In this video, I create an Autumn Leaves guitar chord melody.

Defined simply, a chord melody is when every instance of a melody is supported by some sort of chord shape.

In the video, I go through a process that I’ve formulated over many years for playing melodies with chords at the same time.

It's an amazing sound.

Creating chord melodies is a fantastic fretboard knowledge study, whether we just want to play chord melodies, create fuller solo guitar arrangements, or if we want to hear the harmony of a melody in the

same way that piano players get to do.

The process of creating a guitar chord melody helps me deeply internalize a tune and its harmony so I really feel the music.

It’s an extremely valuable practice to dig into, no matter what kind of music we’re making.

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about my Autumn Leaves guitar chord melody and found it beneficial. Let me know what you thought in the comments.

Thanks! :)

- Jared


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