Watch the Bebop Chord Template online guitar lesson by Sheryl Bailey from Bebop Dojo: Essentials

Here I play through our chord template, which are the changes to the standard tune "Autumn Leaves". 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. I will demonstrate the use of shell voicings and a "4 to the bar" quarter note strum. This skill will develop a strong feel for the heartbeat of jazz.