"Basin Street Blues" on the Guitar

Today, we'll explore how to orchestrate a Jazz standard for guitar in real-time, and we'll use the song “Basin Street Blues” by Spencer Williams for that.

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We already talked about 11s and 10s quite a bit (please check out episode 30 and episode 8) and now, try to apply those intervals to any song you like. Start harmonizing your melody downwards with 11s and 10s so that you hit scale steps and go from there.

Author: Thomas Chase Jones