Watch the Bebop Chord Template online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Jazz Guitar Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Lesson Source: Sheryl Bailey's Bebop Dojo: Essentials
I've chosen the chord progression to the standard "Autumn Leaves" as a template to explore concepts of harmony, melodic improv, and rhythmic improv. I chose this because it has a wealth of fundamental chord movements that are common to many other tunes in the jazz repertoire. It contains two very vital harmonic patterns: II V I in major and II V I in minor. It is also an important tune to learn and memorize for your repertoire of tunes for jam sessions. Everyone around the world knows this gem.