I made this lesson to give you some other ways to embellish and create variations in your chords. The way I approach that in this lesson is to add some chromatic and scale movement on each chord. Especially in the inner voices of the chords.
This way to add some movement and color is very useful for comping, chord solos, and chord melody arrangement.
The lesson contains 4-chorus example on the bebop classic Lady Bird. The example is using a lot of different smaller ideas in the progressions. Lady Bird is a great song for this because it offers some longer stretches of chords and a lot of II V I cadences. Therefore, the material can easily be moved to other songs.
I have included a transcription of the example and an annotated transcription highlighting the ideas used within the progression.
- 4 Chorus Example
- Annotated Transcription
- Ebook with Diagrams and Analysis
- Video Performances
- Transcription PDF/GuitarPro
- Performance mp3s
- Backing track mp3