Chord Melody: It Could Happen To You – Jazz Guitar Lesson

This week I don’t have too much time to do a complete lesson so instead I recorded and wrote down this Chord Melody arrangement of It Could Happen To You, and talk a bit about how and why I my approach is like it is in this arrangement.

You can of course download the pdf af the arrangement here:
http://bit.ly/CouldHappen

Check out my Chord Melody Guitar lesson: https://jenslarsen.nl/product/chord-melody-survival-kit/

The lesson package gives you 4 exercises of Diatonic Chords and show you how you can use that material to make you own chord melody arrangements starting with a lead sheet. The package also includes three chord melody arrangements of tunes that demonstrates how to put the material to use.

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13 comments

  1. Your a great teacher & player! Thanks!

  2. Delighthappiness Delighthappiness

    thanks for the lesson ! plz make more chord melody tutorial =)

  3. Dominic Richard

    Jens thank you so much! Your lessons are incredible and they are exactly what I needed to get playing and arranging!!! I've been studying jazz theory for the last two years, but I've been neglecting my guitar… rendering my theory useless and your videos have reinvigorated my love for jazz and guitar. Your channel is perfect for learning theory on the fretboard (something which I have neglected, unfortunately). Also, you are an incredible player. Greetings and many thanks from Canada! Keep playing

  4. Forgive me for being a complete noob at jazz, but can someone explain the harmonic theory behind this standard? can someone explain to me why the author chose the chords when he wrote it?

  5. excellent study material, cheers, Jens

  6. Jens, very elegant. I like you straight forward approach and presentation. Nice blend of chord and single notes.

  7. Very helpful.  I was wondering why my attempts at chord soloing sounded so clunky. I like your plan to place chords around the melody. Maybe this would open up space for some improvisation around the chords. Thanks. Good luck with the resume.

  8. Kauchi - Hot Picker

    Great lesson! Enjoyed it all!

  9. Thanks for the lesson, I enjoyed it a lot. Thanks for the PDF

  10. Jens, this type of lesson is very helpful. Thanks.

  11. Great lesson! Congratulations.
    Sounds a lot with Brazilian music/samba/MPB, etc.

  12. Good one, Jens. What kind of mic are you using? It seems to pick up a lot of noise. I've been using an MXL 990. Cheap and works real well. Just trying to help 🙂

  13. Chord Melody: It Could Happen To You

    This week I don't have too much time to do a complete lesson so instead I recorded and wrote down this Chord Melody arrangement of It Could Happen To You, and talk a bit about how and why I my approach is like it is in this arrangement.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-CzareLygk

    You can of course download the pdf af the arrangement here:
    http://bit.ly/CouldHappen
    Hope you like it!

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