Watch the Bluesette: Full Arrangement online guitar lesson by Frank Potenza from Jazz Harmony Handbook

In this performance, we'll focus on the harmonic similarities and differences between "Circle Changes" and the jazz classic “Bluesette”. Of particular interest is the classic turnaround in “Bluesette”, which features chromatically descending root motion as a result of the use of substitute dominant 7th chords. So instead of the typical Dm7/G7/Cm7/F7, we have Dm7/Db7/Cm7/B7, which resolves to the tonic Bb6.