Watch the SECTION 2 online guitar lesson by Sheryl Bailey from Bebop Dojo: Essentials

These arpeggios are the blueprint of the harmony and are the places where real jazz melodies originate from. The more you have these arpeggios internalized, you'll be able to move around the chord tones and connect your ideas in a flowing jazz line. As I mentioned at the beginning of this section, jazz is about playing the changes - meaning your melodies have to come from the changes, and the arpeggios are the changes.