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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๐Ÿ•› 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)


๐Ÿ”— Links & Lessons Mentioned in This Video

๐ŸŽธ Full playlist of this series
๐ŸŽธ Intro to chord melodies
๐ŸŽธ Jazz comping mastery course trailer
๐ŸŽธ Quartal chords
๐ŸŽธ Hybrid picking tutorial
๐ŸŽธ How to practice to get anything down
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๐ŸŽธ WATCH THIS NEXT: Autumn Leaves solo guitar arrangement


๐Ÿ’ฌ 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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