Video: All The Things You Are Easy Chord Melody
Here’s a little video I recorded recently of a chord melody version of All The Things You Are. Check it out (it only goes for a minute or two):
Now that you’ve watched it, let me ask you a question.
Does this arrangement look complicated?
Hehe…I knew you were going to say that.
But – What if I was to tell you that…
This was actually quite easy to play?
Well – it is easy to play. (I’m not just saying that).
In fact, even newbie jazz guitar students I’ve taught have been able to quickly put together a version of All The Things You Are like this without much hassle.
Well, my apprentice, through using some special chord voicings that you only need two fingers to play. This frees up your hand from those big chunky chord voicings that ‘strap’ your hand down with no room to move.
In fact, some of these voicings have only two notes (the 3rd and 7th), yet fill out the harmony nicely.
Chord melody can be very simple. In fact, the simplest approaches are often the BEST approaches.
Now, listen up:
What if I was to tell you that you can learn this exact arrangement of All The Things You Are on the above video, with handy diagrams, charts and a complete end to end video walkthrough showing you every secret I used?
In the first public month of my (until recently top-secret) FretDojo Academy Club, you get exactly this – instructions on how to build this arrangement of All The Things You Are, step-by-step.
That’s along with the other lessons on this tune such as playing the melody, comping, analysis, single line soloing approaches – you basically get the whole kaboodle.
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