Watch the Rainy Day 2b online guitar lesson by Robert Conti from Jazz Master
The melody line is presented in the original register for ease of reading. However, be aware that the highest note on each chord is always one octave higher than the written note. Many times, at the turn-around of a section of music, you may see a whole note with several chords above - those chords are intentional to fill the gap of a one or sometimes two measure note or rest. Numerous songs are structured with a melody line that repeats through a first and second ending, and again after a bridge section. A student presented a suggestion that I felt would be very beneficial. In this and a few earlier volumes, I began placing multiple rows of chord grids over the same melody line. By doing so, the player can easily observe and choose the usage of different harmonic textures. According to feedback, most players utilize the alternate line of grids to create a different harmonic texture each time they play through the melody.