by Chris Tarry
Check out the progression below. I have a chart that reads 2 chords per bar in the key of C.
It's Cmaj7 A-7 D-7 G7
An approach tone is by it's very definition a note that "approaches" the next note. In the example below we can see that we used notes on beats 2 and 4 that approached the chord change by a half-step below. Take a listen.