Improvising Over Tenderly
In the first lesson on Tenderly, we played through the form voicing the chords with the roots, 3rds and 7ths. The second time through we then added some bigger voicings and extended chords.
In this lesson we will apply upper structure triads to the tune Tenderly and also discuss ways to add fills and runs in between the chords of this delightful ballad.
The melody utilises many extended and altered tones which makes upper structure triads particularly useful. There are also some alternate changes on the lead sheet which can be used as substitute harmony in the B section.
The final section of this lesson breaks down a number of fills and runs which can be used in between the chords when the melody is stationary. We also explore some basic concepts to develop an improvised solo over the form.