Its fun to take simple tunes and adding some new life to them by adding jazz chords, changing the style, time signature, etc.
In this lesson, I go through a tune that everyone knows and turn it into something that will work for playing straight from the leadsheet, or as a full blown arrangement.
Try your hand at this kind of thing on a regular basis and with some practice, it will become second nature for you. Below the video you will find a link to the leadsheet in PDF. Download it before you watch the video if you’d like. You can easily make this into a 4/4 tune as well. Try it! Let me know if you have any specific questions.