Watch the Measures 1-2 online guitar lesson by Robert Conti from Jazz Master
The chord progression presented here is the most widely used basic version of those changes. I also included a section of insights on the usage of substitution chords. Please note that the transcribed solo will also function well over nearly any substitution chords that you choose, as alternates or simply derivatives of the original chords. I urge you to experiment continuously with the lines presented, as that activity will cause many unexpected discoveries and greatly enhance your understanding of advanced jazz improvisation. To facilitate the learning process, I always direct the thrust of my courses toward playing the instrument rather than requiring the student to devote unnecessary time trying to decipher complex notation. Specifically, my goal is to transfer the knowledge comfortably under your fingers as quickly as possible. Notation and tablature are necessary to convey information. However, as a routine practice, I attempt to make the notation very easy to read by removing as many rests, ties, dotted notes and other symbols as possible. I adopted this practice for a specific reason. Throughout my teaching experience, I have always been amazed how the same line presented to various students will always be interpreted with varying articulation or rhythmic emphasis. And that's the nature of jazz and the goal of all of my courses - to help you develop your own voice and style.