Jazz Guitar Chord Melody Barney Kessel Style | Easy Video Lesson

In this Guitar Control video lesson, Jon McLennan will teach you a jazz chord melody in the style of Barney Kessel.

Hope you like it!!!

Basically what we’re looking at is we’re looking at the chords A minor 7, D9 to G major 7, very common chord progression in jazz. But we’re going to start up here on an A minor 11, which is going to be 7, 9, 8, 10 and then we have this little melody. So that 10 becomes an 8 and I barre here on this. It’s like an A minor 7 shape. And then I come down to A minor 9.

And then we do what’s called a tri-tone substitute, and that’s where you play an E flat — basically the concept would be this sort of A minor 7, A flat 7, G major 7. But we’re going to do a whole 2-5 E flat minor, A flat and out just like this. B flat 13 is what I’m playing here, 4th fret, 4th fret, 5th fret, 6th fret and that resolves to the 4th fret and then finally home to this G chord, which is 3rd fret, 2nd fret, 2nd fret, 2nd fret, 3rd fret, 2nd fret. Great chord.

Anyway, one more time from the top, slowly. And then… A real nice move you can do over a 2-5. So be sure to subscribe on our You Tube Channel and we’ll see you in our next video lessons, thanks for watching.

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