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Matt’s chord melody arrangement in the key of Eb uses a lot of full voicings, with some bass notes on the fifth and sixth strings, and block chords on the top, giving it a 1930s-style swing guitar flavor. [Intro] G Gm A F#m [Verse 1] G Gm Hey there little honey won't you groove A F#m I've been trying all night to dance with you G Gm Hey there little lonely won't you stay A F#m I said "I would -------------------------------X-X-10p8--6h8p6--------------- After the C part, there’s a two-bar interlude where the tempo abruptly comes down to about half time, and the fourth part continues at the slower tempo, with a series of ascending thirds and some string bends up the neck. For most guitar players jazz guitar comes on their path through progress somewhere between intermediate and advanced level. Em C I’ll find someone new [Chorus] G Swing, swing, swing D From the tangles of Em My heart is crushed C By a former love G D Em C Can you help me find a way G To carry on again? --------------8--8--8---------------------------------------- ----------5----------9-------7------------------------------- --13h15p13--------------------------------------------------- [B G Fm Ab F A Cm Am C D Bb] Chords for When the Gates Swing Open - The Soul Stirrers with capo transposer, play along with guitar, piano, ukulele & mandolin. Next he shows you the common I–I7–IV–iv turnaround often used as an ending by people like Eddie Lang and Nick Lucas. Then he shows you a chord melody arrangement of “Exactly Like You,” a basic version as well as some variations with internal movement. In this lesson, Matt gives you some examples of the kinds of contrary motion phrases he uses inspired by early jazz guitarists and pianists. ------------------------------------------------------------- Acoustic, Jazz, Swing Backing tracks for guitar. ------------8-----------8-----------8-----------8------------ -12p9-------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------14h17p14------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- [Dm C Bb A F Gm D G] Chords for Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing - Guitar Cover by Kfir Ochaion with capo transposer, play along with guitar, piano, ukulele & mandolin. The jazz standard “Whispering,” first published (and recorded by Paul Whiteman) in 1920 has a very 1920s sound, with some characteristic harmonic movement. ---------7-----------3--3--3/5--5---3--3--3/5--5------------- Learn some cool ways to move between the I chord and the V chord using some of the triad voicings you’ve learned on the top three strings. ------------------------------------------------------------- -------8------6---6---6----xx6~------------------------------ After playing and singing the song through, Matt shows you how to construct a chord-melody version of “Pennies from Heaven” in the key of C. He includes some chord passages with internal movement and a few harmonic variations. ------------------------------------------------------------- I really appreciate you supporting all of this brand new content and channel! This is closer to the sound of the recording and live versions (depending on capo placement). Lang’s version features folky chord voicings and a lot of single-line melodies with chordal accompaniment by Signorelli. “Two Sleepy People” was written by Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser for the 1938 film Thanks for the Memory, where the song was sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross, but Fats Waller’s recorded version is probably the most popular. The solo you’ll learn here is a combination of some of Matt’s favorite Lucas licks and a few of his own. … ------------------------------------------------------------- ----2/9---9----8----9----5----------------------------------- You check out guitar George he knows all the chords Dm C (½) Bb (½) A (2) Mind he's strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or sing F (2) C (2) With chord melody solos to popular swing melodies, advanced rhythm guitar techniques, and acoustic jazz picking techniques. In this lesson, you’ll learn Carl Kress’s guitar part to “Chicken à la Swing,” an accompaniment to Dick McDonough’s melody part, but not exactly a rhythm guitar part, as Kress plays bass lines and counter melodies as well as chords. Matt walks you through voicings for major, minor, seventh, and minor seventh chords in three inversions, demonstrating that some voicings or “grips” can be used for multiple chords. Learn a chord melody arrangement of “Bye Bye Blues,” a staple of traditional jazz and early 1920s music. --------------------5h7p5------------------------------------ You’ll learn a chord melody version of “Whispering” in the key of C in this lesson. 3 is a I–IIm–V progression with a passing chord before the IIm chord. }; Clichê3 It’s a short eight-bar part that is repeated with minor variations. The duty of a guitar player in a classic Western swing group is first and foremost to play four-to-the-bar rhythm, not unlike how the jazz guitarist Freddie Green handled comping in his nearly half-century gig with the Count Basie Orchestra. --10--8------------------------------------------------------ Clichê 11 His style used bigger chords as well as alternated bass notes and treble strums. This is the first installment in a three-part lesson on the classic guitar duet “Chicken à la Swing,” written by Dick McDonough and recorded in 1937 by McDonough and Carl Kress. Lucas’s solos on “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” combine the melody with arpeggios and some of his odd distinctive flourishes. You’ll learn his intro and four of his first five choruses. ------------------------------------------------------------- Eddie Lang recorded his guitar showpiece “April Kisses” on April 1, 1927. ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- --15b17---15---13h15p13------13---15b17---15----12h15p12----- ------------------------------------------------------------- To play it, use whatever grips are most comfortable for you—look at the accompanying video to see which ones … The jazz classic “I’ll See You In My Dreams” was written in 1924 by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn. You’ll learn both guitar parts to all five sections (and intro) of the tune, starting with the melody part, which was played by Dick McDonough. --12b14--------------12--12p10----10--------10----12--------- ------------------------------------------------------------- Matt walks you through the first two choruses Smith played, showing you the fingerings he uses to match Smith’s phrasing. ----------------9----7/6----7---5---------------------------- It’s rhythmically challenging, harmonically complex, and is often played at a fast tempo. Hi Im Ray Nijenhuis and welcome to the Western Swing Guitar Guidebook. He also shows you how to turn major triads into minor triads and gives you ideas about fingering the shapes so that you can change chords voicings with the most efficiency. ----------------------12b14----12b14------14r12--10--10------ ------------------------------------------------------------- ---7b9r7b9r7b9r7b9r7~---------------------------------------- -------------------------------------13---------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- The 1930s jazz standard “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” was popularized by Fats Waller. menu. -----12--15P12----12--15P12----12--15P12----12--15P12-------- ------------------------------------------------------------- In his arrangement, Matt plays the melody of the A part primarily on the third string, with voicings on the lower strings of the guitar, as opposed to most of the other chord melody arrangements you’ve learned so far, which have put the melody on the first string. ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- -----------5h7p5--------------------------------------------- ... Matt also talks about picking-hand technique as it relates to the feel of swing guitar, including the benefits of arching … ------------------------------------------------------------- Fats Waller and Andy Razaf’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’” is a jazz classic and is essential to know if you play any style of jazz. ------------------------------------------------------------- “Happy Feet” is a favorite of 1920s hot-jazz aficionados, and was originally recorded by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra with Bing Crosby. Rather than an AABA format it has two 16-bar halves, the second of which has a harmonic twist that introduces a bit of pathos to the song. ------------------------------------------------------------- You’ve learned about some aspects of Eddie Lang’s rhythm style, but there are some key things that Eddie Lang does in his single-note lines that make his playing distinctive. ----------10------------------------------------------------- Fig. It all depends on who your influences are, how badly you want to learn something, your skill level and determination. ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- song: "Sultans of Swing", He also shows you how to turn major triads into minor triads and gives you some ideas about fingering the shapes so that you can move through the voicings with the least amount of finger movement, changing your fingerings so you have a guide finger between chords depending on where you’re going and where you’re coming from. Lang and Django Reinhardt shared a similar stylistic quality with Lucas in their use of picking-hand downstrokes, and “Picking the Guitar,” in addition to being a great tune to play, is a study in using downstrokes. ------------------------------------------------------------- Playing gypsy jazz rhythm guitar is mostly about creating a strong percussive feel. Matt gives you more advice about the different ways of playing the basic swing rhythm: for example, the difference between putting emphasis on the first and third beats or the second and fourth, keeping your wrist loose, etc. ------------------------------------------------------------- MENU TOP TABS TOP LESSONS MUSIC GENRES INSTRUMENTS . -------------10------------------10---------10-13---11h13p11- ------------------------------------------------------------- (function() { ----------8---------6----6----6------------------------------ Clichê 5 Need help with the site? That is our first challenge. [Am G A Ab Dm E D Bb] Chords for Minor Swing with capo transposer, play along with guitar, piano, ukulele & mandolin. There are times when you’re playing with a band, especially if you’re playing an amplified archtop guitar, that the sound of full chords is too much. -------7------7-----------3---3--x---3/5--------------5------ “Fascinating Rhythm” is a Gershwin song from the 1924 musical “Lady Be Good” and was made famous by Cliff Edwards and Fred Astaire. Check out these songs featured in the Roots of Jazz Guitar course. ------------------------------------------------------------- ----------9----------9-----------9-----------9------------9-- Then you’ll learn a chord melody version of “Honeysuckle Rose” inspired by Dick McDonough and Bucky Pizzarelli. ---------------------------------12--------------10---------- ------------------------------------------------------------- Swingin Chords by John Anderson. ------------------------------------------------------------- Matt’s chord melody arrangement of “Happy Feet” requires more pick control than some arrangements, with chord voicings that don’t move around as much, but you’ll need to be careful which strings you’re hitting with your pick in order to bring out the melody. ------------------------------------------------------------- -----13p10---10---------------------------------------------- As one of a relatively small number of authoritative acoustic jazz guitarists playing swing and early jazz, Matt has recorded extensively and is a first-call guitarist when a “period” sound is sought for CDs, film scores, and commercials. Matt starts by going through the voicings you’ll use to play the arrangement, showing you specific fingerings that will help you move from chord to chord smoothly. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter, Chicken à la Swing: Melody Guitar A and B Parts, Chicken à la Swing: Melody Guitar C and D Parts, Dick McDonough’s “It’s Only a Paper Moon”. ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- Clichê 7 ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- Year: 1984 - ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- ----2/9---9----8----9----5h7--------------------------------- To find out more, read our Privacy Policy. Matt walks you through all three parts phrase by phrase, giving you fingering and picking suggestions and a few variations to try. Matt starts by playing and singing it through so you get a sense of the overall harmonic content and melody. Clichê 10 ------------------------------------------------------------- You can hear this very clearly on his recording with singer Alma Rotter of “Got Everything But You,”which includes a solo where Lang plays a wild version of the lick. ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- Roots of Jazz Rhythm Guitar, Part 5: Blues in B FLAT. ------------------------------------------------------------- --5--5--5/7--5/7---7----------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- Matt also talks about picking-hand technique as it relates to the feel of swing guitar, including the benefits of arching the wrist to get a relaxed sound, Roots of Jazz Rhythm Guitar, Part 3: Passing Chords. In this lesson, you’ll learn some cycles of chords that can be used as intros, endings, and turnarounds between sections of a song. Clichê 4 -----------------------------5-8-5--------------------------- This is an integral sound in Western swing—check out the voicings for G in bars 1 and 7. --2/6----/7---/9----/12-----/10\----------------------------- --10-----------10-----------10-------------10---------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson’s 1929 recording of “Guitar Blues” is one of the pivotal early jazz guitar tunes. ------------------------------------------------------------- Marty here again from "MartyMusic!" In this installment of the lesson, Matt shows you the intro, A part, and B part. ------------------------------------------------------------- --13-----------13-----------13-----------13------------------ library of accompaniment videos (and downloadable MP3s), More than 38 extensive early jazz guitar video lessons, In-depth rhythm guitar lessons based on the styles of Eddie Lang, Freddie Green, Carl Kress, and more, More than 21 complete songs and/or solos, including classic jazz guitar showpieces from Nick Lucas and Eddie Lang, Detailed notation and tablature for every lesson, Extensive chord melody lessons, with examples from the playing of Eddie Lang, Dick McDonough, Bucky Pizzarelli, and more, High-quality video with multiple camera angles so you can see closeups of both hands in action. ------------------------------------------------------------- Last updated on 11.22.2016 ------------------------------------------------------------- ---5/7--7-----------------3---3--x---3/5--------5--7--------- ------------------------------------------------------------- ---7/10------------10---3--3----3/5--5---------5---5----5h7-- ------------------------------------------------------------- Then he goes on to cover turnarounds with a diminished chord substituted for the VI, both a diminished chord built on the root and one a half step above the root. Although he’s credited as the writer, nobody really knows where it came from. Learn how to use diminished chords to get between different inversions of a major chord. You can also use major 6/9 chords such as the lush, Western-sounding voicings in bars 9 and 10. --x-x-10----x-x-11-----11b13-----------13r11----------------- Roots of Jazz Rhythm Guitar, Part 1: Freddie Green–Style Chord Voicings. ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- ---5---5---6---5---6---5---3--------------------------------- Intro: Dm / C C / Dm / C C Dm You get a shiver in the dark C Bb A It's raining in the park but meantime Dm C Bb A South of the river you stop and you hold everything F C A band is blowing Dixie double four time Bb Dm Bb C You feel alright when you hear that music ring Dm C Bb A You step inside but you don't see too many faces Dm C Bb A Coming in out of the rain to (you) hear the jazz go down F C Too much … With chord melody solos to popular swing melodies, advanced rhythm guitar techniques, and acoustic jazz picking techniques. ------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------9-12b13r12---10----------------------------- --7/9----9/7--7---7---7-------------------------------------- ----------10---------------10-------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- --------------7--7--7---------------------------------------- Matt starts by whistling the melody while playing rhythm so you can hear the basic chord progression with the melody. ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- Last updated on 11.22.2016 --------------------------12/14------------------------------ -------5----7----/9----/12------10\-------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- Dm C Bb A South of the river you stop and you hold everything. It’s often played at a fast tempo, but Fats recorded it at a medium tempo, which is reflected in Matt’s chord-melody arrangement of the song. ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- Clichê 6 ------------------------------------------------------------- It’s a great tune for practicing sliding inversions when playing chord melody. --8h10p8-------10p8--------10p8--------10p8---------10p8----- ------------6--6-------3--6---3/5---5------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------- --3----------/5--5------------------------------------------- The 1920s jazz classic “Somebody Loves Me” was written by George Gershwin, Ballard MacDonald, and Buddy DeSilva and was a hit for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra and Ukulele Ike. ------------------------------------------------------------- -----12--15P12----12--15P12----12--15P12----12--15P12-------- Lucas recorded it a number of times and always played it differently, so the version you’ll learn here includes Matt’s favorite passages from Lucas as well as some of his own ideas. Matt plays and sings the early jazz standard “Singin’ the Blues” as a demonstration of ways you can introduce some early jazz elements into a song’s performance. Addison was primarily a rhythm player, but his 1930s recordings with Morton included a lot of solos. ------------------------------------------------------------- Then he shows you a chord melody version “I’ll See You In My Dreams” that includes some cool substitutions and contrary motion. --10------10----13b15r13-10-----------3-6-3/5---5-6/8-6-5h6/8 ------------------------------------------------------------- ---10p9------------------------------------------------------ --------5---5---8b10---10r8-----8b10r8b10---10r8----6-------- ------------------------------------------------------------- -----10--13p10----10--13p10-----10--13p10-----10--13p10------ ------------------------------------------------------------- ---------10----13p10---------------------------10------------ -------------12--11------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------- Lonnie Johnson is the primarily soloist, with Lang playing some beautiful backup and a couple of simple choruses. and get your first month free or $20 off an annual subscription. He discusses the history of the L-5 a bit and how he acquired this particular instrument. --10----11-x----9/10--------13---------13-------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- ----------9---------------12b14r12b14------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- The chords don't move that fast, but there are a few variations included. Only use down strums and take the fingers off the chord after each down stroke to keep each strum short and percussive. The song “Wabash Blues” was popular with country and early jazz musicians, with recordings by the Delmore Brothers and Bob Wills as well as Duke Ellington and Sidney Bechet, among others. ----1/8---8----7----8----5h6--------------------------------- Then you’ll learn a chord melody arrangement of “Somebody Loves Me” that uses the Alan Reuss lick you learned in “Honeysuckle Rose” and has as some cool contrary motion on the bridge. Roots of Jazz Rhythm Guitar, Part 2: Blues Progressions and Picking-Hand Technique, Using the chord voicings you learned in the previous lesson, you’ll learn to play a 12-bar blues progression. ----3--------/5----5----7----5---7b9------9r7----5----7----7~ It has a very 1920s sound and was often used by Eddie Lang, Nick Lucas, and other guitarists of the period. The great guitarist Dick McDonough recorded “It’s Only a Paper Moon” in 1933 with Cliff Edwards (“Ukulele Ike”), and in this lesson, you’ll learn what he played behind Cliff Edwards’s ukulele. Hey guys! --------------14h17p14--------------------------------------- He uses “Pennies from Heaven” as an example of dyad rhythm, explaining which notes of the chord are essential to include in the dyad, and walking you through the dyad voicings he uses to play “Pennies from Heaven.”. “Chinatown, My Chinatown” was written in 1906 and became a jazz classic when Louis Armstrong recorded it in the early 1930s. - #1 Way To Improve Your Guitar Playing - Top 10 Backing Tracks 2020. Then he walks you through his arrangement of the tune, which features some banjo-style passages. ------------------------------------------------------------- A freewheeling and virtuosic guitarist on both acoustic and electric guitar—in music both modern and old-fashioned—he credits the early jazz plectrists of the 1920s and ’30s with providing the foundation for his technique and musical direction. -2/6-----6---------6----------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------- You’ll learn basic Freddie Green voicings in this lesson. -------10------------10-------------------------------------- In this lesson Matt shows you a style of rhythm he’s developed that involves playing two-note chords, or dyads. ------------------------------------------------------------- ----------9-------------------------10----------------------- --12b14-----12b14--12b14--12b14-----10h12p10----9h10p9------- You’ve already learned the closed-voice triad voicings on the top three strings. Matt plays and sings “Got Everything But You” and then shows you Lang’s solo. -------------------------15---------------------------------- Of course there are also guitar players who start out with jazz. He also shows you some different rhythmic ideas you can try with the picking hand when you’re playing melody notes that last for a full measure or two. ------3--6--3/5-----------------------8---------------------- This concept is shown with a I–V (G6–D7/A) progression in the key of G major in Example 1. ------------------------------------------------------------- SOLO 1 It has an unusual chord structure, so Matt starts by singing and playing rhythm once through the song to give you a sense of the melody and basic chord progression. -------7----------7----3--3---3/5---5------------------------ ---------------------6-----6-------6-6-5h6p5----------------- --9--9--9-----5--5--5---------------------------------------- ------11-------------------------------12-------------------- Guitartonemaster.com - Your first choice for guitar backing … The jazz standard “Chinatown” is popular among traditional jazz, Gypsy jazz, early swing, and Western swing musicians. ------------------------------------------------------------- Matt starts by singing it through so you get a sense of the melody and basic chords. 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