Learning how to play chord melody is one of the most sought after skills by jazz guitarists of all levels and musical tastes. It’s one of those concepts that’s both alluring and intimidating in its design.
In this video, jazz guitarist Greg O’Rourke demonstrates the possibilities that studying chord melody produces on the guitar. He also demonstrates concepts that are covered in our new eBook (co-written with Greg), The Easy Guide to Chord Melody.
Now, as Greg is a master performer, the level of this arrangement is above what’s expected of you when studying the eBook. But, it gives you an idea of what can be accomplished when you build strong chord melody fundamentals.
Check out the video and the arrangement below to learn more about how you can create your own cool-sounding chord melodies.
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After You’ve Gone Chord Melody Video
After You’ve Gone Chord Melody Music
As mentioned above, this performance shows you what’s possible if you study our new eBook.
All the material in the eBook is designed to take you from day 1 of your chord melody journey all the way to performing your own arrangements in the style of your favorite players.
If you’re up for a challenge, check out this arrangement, or learn parts or all of it, and then take it into your playing from there.
If you find that you love how this CM sounds, but aren’t ready to perform it, check out The Easy Guide to Chord Melody and we’ll help you get to the next level in your CM performances, step-by-step…