How to Read Rhythms for Jazz Musicians

Reading Rhythms for Jazz Guitar If you have ever wondered how to go about learning to read rhythms, you have come to the right place! In this Reading Rhythms 101 lesson, we will teach you the basics of how to read rhythms and show you how it can...

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9 Steps to Understanding Jazz Voicings and Chord Inversions

It's about getting the right DEFINITIONS to start with! Chord voicings are a specific arrangement of the notes of a chord. The most basic jazz guitar chord voicings are called Drop 2 and Drop 3. This blog post accompanies the video above. In...

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Jazz Ear Training

Steady Musical Growth and "jazz performance ear training" Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of learning to make music is the training of the ears. Ear training. Working on (and achieving) good listening / hearing is seldom discussed... but make...

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Curated Classic & Modern Jazz Playlists

We've compiled all of our weekly album picks into two playlists for your listening ease.

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Creating Melodic Lines from Scales and Arpeggios

How not to sound like a textbook when you're soloing You can get started creating your own melodic lines with simple scales and arpeggios immediately. It is so often understood in jazz improvisation that we are to play the "right" notes over...

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Marc's Jazz Guitar Gear

Through this website, I get asked what type of amps, guitar, pedals (and even string gauges) I use on a daily basis. So here's the page where I'm listing all the equipment I play with as part of my regular jazz guitar gear. I don't always bring...

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