Watch the 1-2-3 Jazz Chord Melody online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from 1-2-3 Jazz Chord Melody
Hi, I'm Frank Vignola. Welcome to 123 Jazz Chord Melody. If you've ever heard players like Joe Pass, Barney Kessel or Bucky Pizzarelli play chord melodies, you've probably not only shook your head in amazement, but also said to yourself "I'll never be able to do that! Learn all those chords, all of those harmonizations, all of those techniques." Yes, it will take years to develop the chops and the stylings of these great masters, but you can get in the chord melody game quickly and easily if you follow this system that I lay out for you in 123 Jazz Chord Melody. This is not a repertoire building course, it's not about learning my jazz chord melody arrangements, rather I'm going to show you how to craft your own chord melody arrangements, and here's how.
I've organized 123 Jazz Chord Melody into 3 sections. Of course you have to have a chord vocabulary to play jazz chord melody arrangements.
In the first section I teach you 36 moveable chord forms, 12 major, 12 minor, 12 dominant. Using these 36 moveable chord forms you'll be able to play hundreds of jazz chord melody arrangements in all 12 keys.
In section number two I'll show you a very easy to use, simple 123 formula that I've been using for years, my mentors have been using for years, and their mentors have been using for years on how to craft chord melody arrangements.
In the third and final sections we'll take our chord vocabulary and the simple, easy to use 123 formula, and put it to work learning three jazz standards. Everything is tabbed and notated, plus you get lead sheets and charts, and a 432 chord reference guide which includes the 36 moveable chord forms, the 12 major, 12 minor, and 12 dominant in all 12 keys. Let's get started!