Shell Chords in the Style of Freddie Green

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Shell Chords in the Style of Freddie Green - Jazz Guitar Lesson


Shell Chords in the Style of Freddie Green -- Jazz Guitar Lesson

How’s it going, guys? My name is John McClennan
and I’m here with guitarcontrol.wpmudev.host, excited to
bring you this video lesson. We’re looking at
what I call shell chords on the lower strings,
or almost like Freddie Green style rhythm
playing over John Coletrane’s “Giant Steps”.

We’ve discussed playing over the first four bars,
now we’re looking at the next four bars. So
we’ve got 3, 4, 4 for our first chord, which
is functioning as a G major 7 here. Be sure
to click the link below for the tab.

Here’s the first chord. We’re going to move that
up to a B flat 7, which is 6, 6, 7; to an E flat
major 7, which all I do is change one note. That
middle note goes from 6 to 5. And then to F sharp 7,
which is 9, 8, 9; going to B major 7, 7, 8, 7. Then
we’re going to do a quick II-V, going to the key
of E flat. So those two chords are going to look
like this, which is 8, 6, 8; 6, 6, 7 and then
finally resolving here. To get from V to I all
you’ve got to do is take this finger and move
it down a half step. So the frets on this become
6, 5, 7. Here’s the whole thing slowly. Again.

All right, so thanks for tuning in and be sure
to click the link below for the tab for this
and we’ll see you in the next lesson. Thanks.