After You’ve Gone for Solo Guitar

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…



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The Easy Guide to Chord Melody and Chord Solos

  • adelardo pagente says:

    very nice chord melody…I can’t afford not to learn that song…

  • Marcelo Maya says:

    Great.. Congratulations.

  • jason says:

    thanks for this really a big help God bless and more power.

  • Ben says:

    Greg, can you put up the”back home in indiana” lesson again?

  • RandyT says:

    Great job on the book. I started Jan 1 and have methodically gone through every exercise up through #62 (as of today). Some aspects for me are tremendously difficult, while other are almost easy. That means you’re doing a super job balancing the teaching. I do have one small suggestion for the audio files – on exercises where you specify a rhythm like Charleston or Syncopation or “8th plus two 16ths” it would be handy to include a small mp3 of you verbally counting behind the playing. Just a thought.
    Also – kudos on your way of suggesting alternative fingering. Nice to try different things, plus good to see how a player can adjust for comfort or personal style.

    • Greg O'Rourke says:

      Thanks for your feedback on the book Randy, glad you’re enjoying it! Cheers, Greg

  • Dickson Lau says:


    I am a guitar practitioner. My performance level is somewhat intermediate. However, I have problems reading and understanding musical tablature, even theory. I need an easy, simple guide to overcoming my struggles.

    • Greg O'Rourke says:

      Hi Dickson,

      This site has a wealth of resources on improving your guitar skills and they also have a lot of great eBook publications on all aspects of jazz guitar, I can highly recommend them. Cheers, Greg

  • Jesse says:

    Hi! Very nice! I recently bought the chord melody book, and it’s fantastic, from the very beginning up to Joe Pass’ lines. Just a question, not exactly about the chords: which guitar model is Greg using in the video?

    • Greg O'Rourke says:

      Thanks Jesse! Re: the guitar, it’s an Ibanez Artcore Expressionist Vintage.

  • FIDANZA says:

    YES YES YEeeeee

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  • Anthony says:

    Thank you Greg……really inspiring arrangement/performance.

    The book is great too!

    I’ve been working with it the past several days and so far I’m impressed at how you present
    so much material in such a thorough and logical order. Totally worth the price.

    It’s been a real blessing….hurry up and get working on your next ebook.


    PS What model Ibanez are you playing ?

    • Greg O'Rourke says:

      Thanks for your kind feedback and encouragement Anthony! Re: the guitar, it’s an Ibanez Artcore Expressionist Vintage.

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