Guitar Tablature: “Swing Thing”

"Swing Thing" employs some typical jazz moves in both the rhythm and lead. You will find a wide range of jazz techniques: extended chords, altered chords, inside and outside chords, chord substitutions, altered tones, and melodies formed from arpeggiated chord tones. The progression begins with a typical comping figure in F. The lead part follows a II-V-I-VI progression (Gm7-C7-F-D7), over which a series of variations are written. Note the arpeggio pattern in the first half of bar 6, which is followed by a triplet of altered tones.

Play “Swing Thing” with a pick (both the chords and the melody).

Swing Thing
Swing Thing

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