In addition to being a beautiful and sophisticated tune, it is also among the most requested, if not THE most requested on the gig, so you’ll want to have this on your set list!

In this solo guitar arrangement, the version of which you can view in full at the beginning of this nearly 2-hour lesson, Jake Reichbart covers everything: A full-sounding chord melody with multiple variations on the melody, countless chord substitutions, bebop improvisation and it’s lesser-known “sister”, filling (or as Mr. Reichbart calls it “micro improvisation”) and much more.

In the dedicated 20 minute introduction Jake Reichbart discusses the right hand and rhythm, demonstrating his 3 main pillars of solo guitar arranging

  1. the bass and melody only method
  2. rhythmic chord arpeggiation and
  3. the right hand “backbeat” which you can choose to incorporate or leave out.

As these three pillars are applicable to all solo guitar arranging, and since the lesson includes countless ideas and techniques that apply to all music, you will come away from this lesson having learned much more than just one arrangement!

Running time: 1 hour 52 minutes

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