Watch the Sweetening Ideas for the Tune online guitar lesson by Fareed Haque from Solo Guitar Handbook

Intro ideas, and ideas in general are all over the classic big band and orchestra versions of these classic standards. In fact, most orchestra or big band arrangements of standards have cool intros, outros, key changes...all kinds of stuff...and the good news is that almost all of this stuff can be reduced for solo guitar. That's what Segovia meant by the guitar being a "miniature orchestra"! Check out Nelson Riddle, Paul Weston, Duke Ellington, Chick Webb, Stan Kenton, and so many other great bands from back in the day...and steal steal steal!