Ex­Am­plE1 Bluesy turn­around/in­tro

Guitar Techniques - - LESSON: JAZZ -

We kick things off with a bluesy I -VI-II-V turn­around in the key of A be­gin­ning with a se­lec­tion of big-band style voic­ings that de­scend chro­mat­i­cally but change func­tion depend­ing on the im­plied bass notes of A, F#, B and E re­spec­tively. Bars 3 and 4 il­lus­trate a con­cept that Ted refers to as ‘mi­noris­ing’ a 7th chord, mov­ing be­tween a I7 and Vm7 for each

ic­naon­lu­tim­nan­blues, so here we see A7 to Em7, D7 to Am7. This chordal lick ends with a de­scend­ing fig­ure that would make Robert John­son proud be­fore mov­ing to a more mod­ern ii V I7 to­ward the IV of the key (D6/9#11).

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