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Jazz Sax Lessons: Improvising 103: Guide Tone Line - Variation

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[MUSIC]
I want to give you one more example of
what I just did in terms
of creating a guide tone
line using only chord tones,
one note per chord.
On the last one,
I kept my line as close as possible.
I found, all the common tones and
try to make my line extremely linear.
So that's a good thing to practice.
I also want you to do this which
is to vary it a little bit.
You know, find other notes.
They all have to be you know, chord tones,
root third, fifth or seventh but,
you know, you can create
some other melodies and, and
you know, just variation a little bit.
So, as you're doing this,
check out the melody of the song.
And check out how,
how obviously all the chord
tones of the song are used,
I mean checking out the first
note you just have the minor third
of the first chord is a melody,
next chord is a third again,
next chord is a third again, the seventh
going to the third in the chord on
the fourth bar, lot of thirds here.
Thirds in that fifth bar of that chord,
the seventh going to the third and
then seventh again,
going to the third of the A major chord.
D if you were looking at the E flat chart.
So, just know that when you're
playing melodies, the melodies just
like the melodies that we're creating in
our improvisations are closely following
the chords because they bring out the cool
identifiable notes of each chord.
So understand that when we're
improvising we are creating melodies.
All improvising is,
is a very spontaneous way of composing so
it's not like just some random other.
Version of music, absolutely not.
It's just, we're just creating
our melodies on the spot,
but we're following the same rules as
we would be If we'd be writing a song.
It's just that we want to do them nice and
spontaneous.
So here we go, here's another version
of playing one note per chord and
always staying with chord tone.
Here we go.
[MUSIC]