All Things Jazz Blues: Everything You Need to Know About a Jazz Blues

The blues in all of its variations is one of the most important things to master for any musician, and that's doubly so for jazz players.

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How to Learn 96 Jazz Guitar Voicings in 10 minutes

How to Learn Drop 2 and Drop 3 Voicings for Jazz Guitarists Looking for a clever way to learn 96 jazz guitar chords? Try this: Learn your basic drop 2 and drop 3 chord shapes Learn all four chord qualities Learn them at each fret on the guitar

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Habits for Optimal Improvement

Among the many things we discuss here relating to jazz guitar, it's important to also discuss some of the more abstract things like practice time and habits.

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Podcast #36 - Intros + Endings

If you've ever run into the situation where you struggled to set-up a tune with a nice introduction or create a nice, smooth ending, this podcast episode is for you. Here, I'm discussing a few simple and effective approaches to do just that!

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Introduction to Rhythm Changes for Jazz Guitar

How to Improvise and Play Chords on the "I Got Rhythm" Chord Progression -- One of the Most Common Progression in Jazz Oh, we've all heard it. The so-called "Rhythm Changes," as it is commonly known, is a set of chord changes based on George...

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Back to Basics: 3 Powerful Jazz Blues Fundamentals

I cannot stress this enough: being able to play over a jazz blues is crucial for any jazz musician. This post is more of "ready, aim, fire" type of blog post on improvising over the jazz blues form.  Before moving on, make sure you do the...

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