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Playing Changes by Using Chords Arpeggios

In this section on example of famous jazz standard composition Autumn Leaves (by Johnny Mercer) I shall explain usage of chords arpeggios for playing changes. This lesson will consist of five parts: 1 - Autumn Leaves harmony and chords in 5 fret cell; 2 - chords arpeggios in 5 fret cell; 3 - Autumn Leaves Arpeggio Etude with ascending and descending voice leading; 4 - Autumn Leaves Arpeggio Etude with rhythm variations; 5 - Autumn Leaves Solo that based on Arpeggio Etude with chords tensions and extensions, modes and passing tones.

Autumn Leaves Harmony

Autumn Leaves Chords In 5 Fret Cell


Am7 D7 Gmaj7 Cmaj7

F#m7(-5)

B7+

Em7

E7

E7+

Eb7

Dm7

Db7

Autumn Leaves Chords Arpeggios In 5 Fret Cell


Am7 D7 Gmaj7 Cmaj7

F#m7(-5)

B7+

Em7

E7

E7+

Eb7

Dm7

Db7