Chromatic approach notes are used in jazz to embellish otherwise diatonic melody lines. They are a major feature of the jazz language.
Here are some jazz turnaround lines for a I VI II V chord progression. These lines are typical of the bebop jazz language and make use of scale passages, arpeggios and approach notes.
Double-Time Jazz Lines generally refer to 16th note melodies employed within an improvised solo.
Here are some jazz lines utilising a tritone substitution chord (over the dominant V7 chord) within a regular II V I chord progression.
In this lesson I’m going to suggest an approach to arpeggio note combinations (the four note melodic cells) that I have found very helpful in my own practice.