Jazz guitar is mostly learned in books and private lessons... but what about recordings?
I find that jazz recordings are the best source of inspiration and learning materials. Here's how to take full advantage of them : ask yourself what you could learn from a recording right now!
What about "notes" (melody, solo or other) ?
What about "chords" (a good voicing or some comping) ?
What about "rhythms" (from any instrument, but just the rhythms) ?
What about learning the melody and chords and making your own lead sheet for that tune?
Try it today!
As a jazz guitar teacher I'm often asked those questions:
"What should I listen to?" and "What jazz guitarists should I transcribe?"
Here's my answer in a video : my top 3 jazz guitar influences along with some other guitar and non-guitar influences.
Who do YOU like?
Check out the jazz
guitar greats page for bios, licks and transcriptions of your favorite players.
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