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Days of Wine and Roses

Chord Melody, Soloing and Comping Guide on Days of Wine and Roses

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Days of Wine and Roses

Lead Sheet, Chord Melody, Comping, Soloing ... and more!

Days of Wine and Roses is a true classic in the standards repertoire. This video course covers everything you need to get started or gain a fresh perspective on the tune: the lead sheet with accurate chords, a chord melody, a comping study, and a single-note solo.

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Chord Melody

Get a complete arrangement for solo guitar for this tune! Every chord melody in our Standards series is written with interesting themes and vocabulary in mind. Learn the arrangement, then arrange your own chord melodies on different tunes using similar techniques!

This tune's chord melody focuses on the essentials for solo guitar: basic chord voicings, putting the melody in the right place, and simple techniques for filling the space in-between. You won't find crazy bells and whistles here - just a solid and satisfying chord melody.

Comping Study

You'll also get a comping (short for "accompaniment") study based off the chord progression for this tune. Each comping study centers around a specific theme, technique, or piece of comping vocabulary. Explore every possibility, and then take them into your own playing on other tunes!

The comping study for The Days of Wine and Roses is a transcription of Joe Pass' accompaniment to Ella Fitzgerald's singing on the 1986 album, Easy Living. Joe's playing is sensitively placed around Ella's voice throughout.

Single-Note Solo

Want a real example of how to solo on this standard? We have a fully-transcribed single-note solo arrangement for each Standard tune centred on expanding upon a piece of jazz vocabulary or a transcription from a real jazz legend. Play the solo in full, then steal your favourite lines and assimilate them into your own improv vocabulary!

The solo for "The Days of Wine and Roses" is a textbook example of bebop vocabulary. Each phrase hinges on strong harmonic vocabulary, targeting important chord tones on major beats.

What do I get with this course?

Our Standards courses come jam-packed with material designed to help you learn tunes and their intricacies. All of the above comes with:

  • Soundslice integration for every video - this amazing tool allows you to hear the demonstration while reading along with synchronized sheet music...and you control the action! Speed it up, slow it down, or even loop sections of what you're playing to make it even easier to learn!
  • Complete video instruction for each arrangement, and any relevant backing tracks;
  • Fully fleshed-out sheet music with TABs for each arrangement, as well as a simple lead sheet for the song - just melody and chords!
  • XML file copies for all sheet music, so that you can plug them directly into Finale or Sibelius and hear what you're seeing;
  • and Backing track MP3 files for relevant arrangements.

And remember: sheet music PDFs, XML files, and backing track audio files are downloadable for you to keep forever.

Whether you've been playing on Days of Wine and Roses for a while and want to kick things into the next gear or if you're just starting to learn it, this course is the perfect place to practice on this timeless classic.


Your Instructor


Marc-Andre Seguin
Marc-Andre Seguin

Marc-Andre Seguin is the webmaster, "brains behind" and teacher on JazzGuitarLessons.net, the #1 online resource for learning how to play jazz guitar.

He draws from his experience both as a professional jazz guitarist and professional jazz teacher to help thousands of people from all around the world learn the craft of jazz guitar.


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Why should I learn tunes?
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I'm a beginner. Is this tune easy to learn?
Learning the basic elements of each tune is easy, even if it takes a bit of time - you just need to learn the chord progression and the melody! However, we've stuffed each arrangement chock-full of interesting, incredible jazz guitar playing. Playing it all at once can be challenging but rewarding, so we advise that you break it down into tiny, manageable chunks.
What's the best way to use the materials in this course?
The chord melody, comping study, and single-note solo arrangements in this course provide a snap-shot of REAL JAZZ GUITAR PLAYING over a popular jazz standard. You CAN learn each arrangement "cover-to-cover", but a more effective way to use these materials is to print out the sheet music, listen to the demonstration video, and highlight your FAVOURITE parts. Analyze, learn, and master these licks, phrases, and chord grips so that you can make them a part of your own vocabulary and pull them out at a moment's notice!
 

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