The Magic Of String Transference For Jazz Guitarists

Hello everyone! Today I'll be showing you how to take jazz chords you already know and play them in every area of the neck. This can be quickly achieved with a 3-step process called string transference. Not only will you have more chords at your...

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Jazz Guitar Bios - Master List

Discover the great masters of jazz guitar, all in one place. All the biographies on this page are arranged in chronological order, with new entries added monthly!

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Eddie Lang (1902-1933)

On March 30, 1933, over two thousand people gathered in Philadelphia for the funeral of the legendary jazz guitarist Eddie Lang. Just four days earlier, Lang had tragically and unexpectedly passed away at the age of 31 during a routine...

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Moon River Tutorial - Melody, Chord Shapes, Chord Melody & More

Moon River is one of the most well-known ballads in the Great American Songbook. Although not commonly called at jam sessions, it works quite well in a jazz guitar setting. In this lesson we'll cover the melody, chord shapes, single-note...

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John Abercrombie (1944-2017)

John Abercrombie was a modern jazz guitarist known for his many recordings on the ECM record label with musicians including Ralph Towner, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, and Marc Copland. Historically, he represents a bridge between the...

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Jazz Guitar Toolbox 4.1 - Essential Jazz Progressions

Welcome back to Jazz Guitar Toolbox, the series that covers essential skills every jazz guitarist should know! Today's lesson is all about chord progressions. Simply put, a chord progression is a specific order of chords. Most jazz standards use...

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