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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: “Autumn Leaves” Chord Progression

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Jazz Advanced,
"Autumn Leaves" Chord Progression.
What you can do on
Autumn Leaves is actually
doing the same thing as I did on the 2,
5, 1.
You know, starting simple,
finding the right chord.
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C minor.
F7.
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Once you know that you can start making it
more interesting.
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Maybe you find it a line cliche, so
something happening in the lower voices.
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Maybe find this.
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So I'm going from C,
B, D flat, A.
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B flat with, with F,
going up to F sharp, going to D, G.
Maybe a melody line going down.
Tritone substitution, A flat 7 of,
of D7 and then back to, to G.
Maybe do a G7 or a A flat 7 tritone.
Maybe a re-harm, 2 5,
'cause we have the top note here and
then you can do another chord.
Maybe C sharp minor 7.
F sharp 7.
C minor, F7,
B flat, E flat.
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Maybe a pedal D.
Maybe a pedal D.
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Another line cliche
starting on the 9th.
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Chromatic approach.
E7 going to E flat 7.
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Instead of,
I had to go this way with
the tritone substitution.
G minor, G flat 7, F minor E.
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E flat 7.
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Something like that.
And by doing this way you will be able to
really enhance an old song like this and
do something really interesting working
with many different layers using
line cliches, and other devices.
And it's important to find have a,
a direction where you're going.
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So you know you're going for this chord,
and then in between you can do almost
whatever you like if you have a strong
melody and a strong bass line and
a good idea.
So, start working on chord melody.
Take a simple standard and start really
easy just using the chords and the, the,
the bass note and the melody.
And then after a while,
when you feel ready for it,
you can start expanding it using these
line cliches and some other ideas.
All right.
Thank you.
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