Video in this post shows Tommy Emmanuel’s workshop back from 2010. Tommy speaks about the famous jazz guitarist Ted Greene and his Chord Chemistry book. For demo, Tommy uses a chromatic run from V# up to I and shows how Ted substituted chords in that run in a quite impressive way. The post contains the tabs and audio files for this lesson.
Here is another interesting progression from the arrangement of ‘The Nearness of you’ by Walter Rodrigues Jr.
This time, it’s a turnaround which can be used in the middle of the songs for connecting different parts together.
In this post I’d like to show a useful V-I guitar chord progression in the keys of C and A. These progressions use very nice diminished chords, A#dim7 in the open position with the root on the fifth string, and movable Gdim7 with the root note on the sixth string. By using these chords and chord progressions you might significantly improve your accompaniment for the songs having V – I transitions and sound more ‘jazzy’
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“The Nearness of You” was written in 1938 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Ned Washington.
This is an excellent arrangement by Walter Rodrigues Jr., a very interesting jazz guitarist. In this post, I parsed the 3-chord intro – the progression and chords sound very nice. Happy playing!
This is my arrangement of the Farewell Song from old Russian movie “An Ordinary Miracle” (Обыкновенное чудо) for acoustic guitar, music by Gennady Gladkov.
It contains interesting jazzy VI-V chord progressions played in keys of C and A. It also shows how 7b5 chords (G#7b5, F7b5 etc.) are used in these progressions.
In this post, I am showing a few simple licks that can be used in the beginning of the song (as an intro), at the endings (outro), or somewhere in between verses, verses and choruses, or just between musical phrases.