Watch the Whole Steps & Tadd Dameron online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 4: Rhythm Principles

Whole Steps & Tadd Dameron - Demonstration is a video guitar lesson presented by Frank Potenza and is sourced from Jazz Harmony Handbook.


This version of the major blues changes features a somewhat unusual movement of dominant 7th chords down in whole steps in bars 1-4 to arrive at the IV chord in bar 5. In bar 6, there is a II/V (Bbm7/Eb7) that takes us back to F7 in a different way than we've seen thus far. Then, we'll look at the Tadd Dameron turnaround (F7/Ab7/Db7/Gb7).