“Just Friends” Beginner Arrangement
Welcome to this jazz standard lesson on the tune “Just Friends”.
This is a great tune to improve your understanding of the 251 progression and voice leading of guide tones which is the b7ths dropping to the 3rd of the next chord.
A Study Of Voice Leading
We’re going to pay special attention to this voice leading in all of the 25 and 251 progressions. This movement is the foundation of the harmony, and so having a solid understanding of this will give you strong foundations in which to build extended and altered chord voicings.
Part 2 – The Full Arrangement
After you have mastered this basic arrangement, check out the related lessons below where we create a full solo piano arrangement of the tune incorporating some more advanced jazz theory.