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Check out the 2 etudes and you will see where many of these ideas came from. Mostly improvised with hints of the melody. Chord melody solo based on "Autumn Leaves" This arrangement also uses some of the same concepts that I have learned from Jimmy Wyble. This arrangement also hints of the melody while it is mostly improvised over the changes. The sound file is close to the printed page but not exact.
I tried my best to play what I wrote! Enjoy - Chord melody solo and reharmanization based on "Autumn Leaves" This arrangement came about as a result of my study with the late great Ted Greene. This revision transposed many of his ideas, revoiced many of his chords, changed fingerings and simplified some of his chord voicings.
He was such a master of chord melody guitar playing. I reworked the themes loosely around the melody and harmony from "Alone Together". I use this arrangement quite often as an introduction to the tune. I added a few bars of the tune at the end to show how I might transition into the jazz standard in swing time.
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