Prerequisites for this lesson – basic knowledge of 7th chords and what 3rds,5ths,7ths etc are. I have a video on how to construct all types of 7th chords here:
This lesson is broken down into 3 stages – playing through a tune with 3 note voicings, then adding the melody, and then finally adding other notes/extensions to those voicings.
We use John Coltrane’s Lady Bird to demonstrate, but you should try applying these methods to other tunes in the Real Book.
I hope you enjoy this lesson and find it helpful, please let me know what you thought of it in the ocmments! Thanks, Olly