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How to Play Chord Melody On a Jazz Standard

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If you’re a guitar or a piano player, one important thing that you’d be able to do is chord melody – playing the chords and the melody of a jazz standard at the same time.

But this presents a particular challenge, especially for jazz guitar players. So what are the basics of chord melody and how do you do it?

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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

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