Watch the Voice Leading online guitar lesson by Kenny Wessel from Shades of Jazz
For this play-along, we're going to play over a 4 bar progression: G major7 for 2 bars, then Bbmaj7 for 2 bars. We'll try to play the scales, by playing in position - not moving more than a fret up or down when the harmony changes, and also by voice leading the notes over the harmony - not moving more than a whole step up or down when the chords change. Start with scalar voice leading, then we'll get to voice leading chord tones later in the track. I'll play 8 bars, then you can practice playing over the track for 8 bars. We'll practice this in different positions on the fretboard to try to develop some fluency with this important technique.