18 Jazz Embellishments Country Hammers KB Improvisation Bk1

This chapter focuses on the process of integrating jazz encirclings and countryhammers—that is, melodic embellishments—into your improvising style. We use the broader term “encirclings” to include what former theorists called “changing tones” or “incomplete neighbors.”  Encirclings can surround the root, third, or fifth of major or minor chords.