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Guide Tone Line on "Autumn Leaves"

Guide tones can be loosely defined as any notes that guide your ear from chord to chord. Often they are the 3rd and 7th of the chord.

This study is in two parts. First, just the 3rds and 7ths of the chords, then filling in with passing tones from the scales. The next step would be to play the line with improvised rhythms.

By the way, in an earlier version of this I had forgotton the natural in front of the F on the Dmin7 and Db7. If you downloaded that version, I hope it did not cause too much confusion.

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Last updated 10/16/2002