In Lesson 4 in this series of lessons on mastering approaches over jazz standards, I use the tune “All the things you are” to teach you how to target and approach the chord tones to produce flowing, logical lines, that move convincingly through the chord changes.
These lessons are an off shoot of my “Approach Note Velocity” books. Whereas those books are about playing approaches over static major and minor grooves, these lessons are about playing the approaches on standards that change chords quite often. Lesson 4 deals with a 2 note approach that is a scale tone above to half step below approach to the chord tones. (35 Minute Video Lesson,PDF of approaches in Bb,Play Along track for “All the Things You Are”)