Watch the The Bossa online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Architect

Playing the changes is really just about picking out notes that reflect the harmony of the chord you're on at the moment, and having some ways to tie those notes together into some kind of melodic statement. So understanding why chords are called what they are can go a long way towards understanding what kinds of notes will sound good played over them. Check out the online article below to start getting a handle on chord construction:

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