I’m going to use John Coltrane’s Naima as a way to explore building arrangements.
Here’s the original.
And here’s a lovely rendition on guitar.
@mem you seem to be going down a similar path with Autumn Leaves.
Maybe we can compare notes.
One of the things that confuses me is whether to play the melody horizontally or vertically.
Using only the top two strings requires lots of jumps. Across the strings the melody can be played in a compact way across four strings.
Am I missing the plot on the value of horizontal vs. vertical fingering?
And how does it apply to chord /melody arrangements?