<< Overview  
  Autumn Leaves  

Ted Greene Comping Study 1979-07-21, updated on 1983-12-06
(Top 4 Strings using forms from both V.G. #1 and V.G. #2)
And... Ted Greene Harmonization Sketch 1988-07-11
Compilation pages with notation by P. Vachon

My Compilation Page

In this accompaniment study Ted focuses primarily on using chord from his V.G. #1 and V.G. #2, and only for the top 4 strings.  (V.G. is what Ted called his chord Voicing Groups.  He later simply called these chords V-1 and V-2.)

There are a lot of close-voiced “stretch” chords that you’ll need to work on a bit in order to play them smoothly, but most of the chords are pretty easy to play for intermediate level guitarist. 

I’ve combined Ted’s diagrams together with a lead-sheet notation (with lyrics and “standard” chord changes) so you can see more easily how Ted’s chords follow the song.

* * * * * * * * * *

Ted also wrote four “harmonization sketches” for a couple of phrases of Autumn Leaves with some very different harmonic treatment.  These examples are in E minor, so if you want to incorporate them into the comping study or with Ted’s chord-melody arrangement you’ll simply have to move them down a step.

Ted didn’t include any chord names on this page, so I added my interpretations in red ink.  I also added two diagrams of “follow-up” chords that he indicated to finish one of the phrases.  I’m fairly sure that the voicings I added are what he intended.

I hope these compilation pages help in learning these chord moves from Ted.



Contributions keep the site up and running and are gratefully appreciated.

Visit the Official Ted Greene Forums
Read this month's Newsletter

© copyright www.tedgreene.com