Chromatic Approach Notes

Chromatic approach notes are used in jazz to embellish otherwise diatonic melody lines. They are a major feature of the jazz language.

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Jazz Turnaround Lines

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.

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Double-Time Jazz Lines

Double-Time Jazz Lines generally refer to 16th note melodies employed within an improvised solo.

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Tritone Substitution Jazz Lines

Here are some jazz lines utilising a tritone substitution chord (over the dominant V7 chord) within a regular II V I chord progression.

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Four Note Melodic Cells

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.

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