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How to write a chromatic approach note tune- download

 ¨Approach Note technique is one of the most powerful systems for the modern musician to master as it enables you to adorn your musical lines with Jazzy sounding chromatic notes in such a coherent, strong and confident way ¨

The purpose of ¨ How to write a Chromatic Approach Tune resource¨ is to demonstrate how the Chromatic Approach Technique can be used to compose an entire melody contains multiple key changes to such great effect.

This download contains everything you need to get you writing and improvising fluently using Approach note technique ( If you put in the hours of practice!)

The level is  Intermediate - Advanced as the quirky 16th note melody spans two and a half octaves and is loaded with chromatic approaches.

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Suitable for ALL instruments.

 Features of PDF

  • The Chromatic Approach Note Brazilian Chorinho tune (exercise) notated for Concert, Bb , Eb Instruments + Bass Clef and with Guitar tab
  • Meticulously prepared Bar by Bar written analysis. This is like a masterclass on the piece which thoroughly explains each chord, modulation and approach. Handy Tips and insights are included.
  • Specially written One, Two, Three and Four note exercises in ALL 12 keys that Approach Major and Minor Chords.These have been designed so you can assimilate the chromatic approach notes in the shortest possible time.

As well, it is invaluable to have them written out for reference in all 12 keys if you are new to approach notes.

 Features of Mp3 play alongs/ Demonstration Mp3´s


  • Authentic sounding backing tracks specially recorded in Buenos Aires to make this resource as enjoyable as possible.
  • The groovy rhythm and natural sounds of the instruments (Guitar, percussion, Bass, Accordian, Flute and saxophone) is guaranteed to delight and inspire you to practice ( perhaps you will even use the backings to record your own version of the tune.
  •  Different speed backing tracks allow you to practice and learn deeply at a pace that is comfortable.
  • Separate Demonstrations of the Chromatic Approach Tunes on the Flute, Guitar, Accordion, Bass and Saxophone, so you can hear how the melody sounds on the different instruments.
  • Saxophone demonstrations of the One, Two, Three and Four note exercises at slow and medium speeds so you can learn, absorb and hear how the approaches sound as you practice.
  • Guitar play alongs of the F major and Minor grooves as 140, 180 and 220 beats per minute

Included Mp4 videos

  • Tutorial 14 minute tutorial
  • Saxophone Chorinho 
  • Flute Chorinho 
  • Guitar Chorinho 
  • Bass Chorinho 
  • Accordian Chorinho 
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    JOSE I.
    Mexico Mexico

    Muy buen metodo

    Muy completo, te ayuda a entender como aplicar los cromatismos de una manera muy practica

    Daniel D.
    Indonesia Indonesia

    Modern jazz

    I would prefer if you give example of modern jazz tune.

    Chile Chile


    Very good experience. Your Product has many tones to practice .

    Greece Greece

    Learn how to improvise with your bass

    This is an excellent material to practice and learn how to improvise and connect smoothly the cords with your bass..Thank you Nick for your knowledge!!

    kike m.
    Spain Spain


    Me ha gustado mucho, una forma de estudiar los cromatismos completa en todas las escalas. Echo de menos esto mismo pero con ejercicios con progresiones de acordes tipicas de jazz II-V-I, IV-V-I, etc pero utilizando los cromatismos

    José B.
    Portugal Portugal

    How to write a chromatic approach note tune

    Thank you great material, well put together, need to study now.

    Patrick P.
    French Guiana French Guiana

    Very Good material

    Good quality and service.

    colin a.
    Australia Australia

    something i can actually integrate into my playing

    Thanks Nick. Your teaching style is crystal clear, and the difficult mastery of "approach note playing" is broken down into manageable chunks. my playing already sounds less chordy and more flowing, i also liked the pizza method , it made me appreciate each scale note and its place.

    Santo P.
    United States United States

    Fun tune.Great exercises for getting around horn

    It took me a while to get the proper print size on paper. I had this problem before and my 80 year old eyes are not as sharp as they used to be.Finally found a solution so life is good. By all means , a great buy.