Jazz Guitar Arpeggios — Introduction

What is an Arpeggio? Arpeggios in music can also be described as "broken chords", or any instance of the notes of a chord being played separately. However, in jazz, learning arpeggios is slightly different than in classical music. Jazz guitar...

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Open String Voicings For Jazz Guitar

  Jazz Chords A properly placed chord with open strings can really... ahem... *open* up your sound, while you are playing ballads or chord melodies, Believe it or not, this isn't unusual at all - guitarists like Lenny Breau and Ed Bickert both...

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The Post-Holdsworth Jazz Vocabulary for Modern Jazz Guitar

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Use Double-Stops Melodically

What's a double stop? On guitar, the term "double stops" means two notes played simultaneously. Another way to think of them is as intervals: thirds, fourths, sixths, and so on. Guitarists including Johnny Smith, Jim Hall and others used double...

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Top Secret Tool for Improv

Easy Parallel Motion Lines Welcome to video number 2 of our Hands-On Jazz Guitar series. The goal of this series is to do some “hands-on” playing. Often, we intellectualize the process of learning jazz, so instead we will work on doing both:...

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Learn Jazz Scales for Jazz Improvisation

Reference for Most Common Scales for Jazz Guitar Jazz improvisation depends on "playing the right notes". We can achieve this by carefully choosing scales in the appropriate context! Here we'll provide you with a reference on how to effectively...

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