Watch the Descending Melody online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 8: Advanced Rhythm Approaches
Descending Melody - Overview is a video guitar lesson presented by Brad Carlton and is sourced from Chord Studies: Jazz Turnarounds Vol. 4.
We'll continue with this idea of a moving on top of our chord progression here. In the previous example we had an ascending line, but here we're going to go for a descending melody. The melody on the first string is moving down C-Bb-A-Ab, which will help us resolve nicely back to the I chord.