After You've Gone is a 1918 jazz standard composed by Turner Layton with lyrics by Henry Creamer. This song is an inevitable part of the gypsy jazz repertoire. In this lesson you will learn how to improvise over the changes and improve your jazz/gypsy jazz phrasing and vocabulary.
"After You've Gone" is a 1918 jazz standard composed by Turner Layton with lyrics by Henry Creamer.
This song is an inevitable part of the gypsy jazz repertoire.
In my "After You've Gone" gypsy jazz lesson you will learn how to improvise over the changes and learn the main theme note by note as well as the improvisation.
It is full of useful licks that you can use in your jazz vocabulary.
I have provided 11 pages full tabs where I have marked the right chords (with the exact position and fingering that I have used to play the rhythm guitar) and the picking patterns for the solo (upstrokes and downstrokes) of EVERY NOTE that I have played here so you can get the maximum insight of how it is played.
The 3 backing tracks included in this lesson are in different tempo - 267bpm, 210bpm and 165bpm. Depending on your skill level you can choose which tempo is right for you.
There are 28 slow and fast videos showing each section separately.
- 1 video for the intro
- 5 videos for the main theme
- 17 videos for the improvisation
- 5 more videos for the main theme at the end
The form of the composition is A-B-A-C.
//: C6/9 / % / Cm6 / % / Gmaj / % / E9 / % /
/ A13 / % / D9 / % / G6 / % / G7 / % /
/ C6/9 / % / Cm6 / % / Gmaj / % / E9 / % /
/ Am7 / E7 / Am7/C / Cm6 / G6 / B7 / Em7 / Bbdim /
/ G6 / % / Am7 / D9 / G6 / % / % / G7 ://
This are the basic chords for the composition. In the rhythm guitar I have also included some substitute chords which can be found in the TAB
(those of you who use guitar pro 7 can view the right position of the fingers used to play the chords - just click on CHORDS)
I hope you will like this lesson. Good luck practicing and feel free to leave a comment.