Over the years, many of you have probably heard of the terms “guide tone lines” and “voice leading”. In this lesson, I take you through an exercise to work on these resolutions without thinking about it too much. I never really worked on guide tones very much as a student but through the years I have worked a ton on this exercise that I am giving you in this lesson. I not only use it on a blues but over every tune I work on.
Using the concept of “enclosures” to surround the target resolutions, you will become very familiar with the way notes want to resolve and move through a chord sequence.
This lesson comes with a PDF over a blues in C with 10 lines written across 3 pages. I demonstrate all the examples on the tenor saxophone but you can apply these concepts to all instruments. (37 Minute Video Lesson & PDF)