Watch the Moving Top Voices online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Jazz Guitar Greatest Hits - Vol. 4
Moving Top Voices is a video guitar lesson presented by Brad Carlton and is sourced from Chord Studies: Jazz Turnarounds Vol. 2
Here I'll show you how to put a melody on the first string that moves with each chord. We'll start off with our Fmaj9 without the bassnote, which frees up our fourth finger to put in the 13. Our fourth and first fingers will act as a guide as we move into the next chord, the D7(#5#9), then lift up your little finger to get to the D7(#5b9), then down a half step to go to the G13. Again, you can mix and match these with our previous progressions.