Watch the Descending Melody online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Chord Studies: Jazz Turnarounds Vol. 4

We'll continue with this idea of a moving on top of our chord progression here. In the previous example we had an ascending line, but here we're going to go for a descending melody. The melody on the first string is moving down C-Bb-A-Ab, which will help us resolve nicely back to the I chord.