Jazz Chord Melody in the Style of Barney Kessel

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Hey guys!

In this guitar lesson, Jon MacLennan will teach you a jazz chord melody
in the style of Barney Kessel.

Hope you like it!!!


Hey, how’s it going everybody?
My name is John McClennan and I’m here
today with guitarcontrol.wpmudev.host, bringing
you this lesson. Today we’re going to
look at just a simple rhythm trick that
you can do over a 2-5, and this is going
to be in the style of Barney Kessel.

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 click the link for the
tabs and thanks so much for watching.

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