For this Exercise of the Week, Bryan Davis presents a new Chord Tone Etude based on the harmonic progression of a well-known jazz standard – “There Will Never Be Another You.” The note choices are limited to chord tones specifically indicated by the chord symbols, which are included. When learning new tunes, it can be extremely useful to arpeggiate through the changes to develop a sense of the voice leading, particularly if you are not proficient on the piano, or another chordal instrument. By incorporating different inversions of the arpeggios, you can arrive at something “almost melodic” like this!
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