Jazz Tone Step by Step: How do I get "THE" jazz sound ?

We received a question from a reader about how to get the jazz sound from your equipment. We answered with three steps: 1. Set the Guitar and Amp to Reasonable Settings2. Don't Tweak, Play3. Identify, Plus Tweak a Little Read below to find out...

Click Here to Read This Post …

Chord Substitutions

The Jazz Guitarist's Survival Guide {% video_player "embed_player" overrideable=False, type='scriptV4', hide_playlist=True, viral_sharing=False, embed_button=False, autoplay=False, hidden_controls=False, loop=False, muted=False, full_width=False,...

Click Here to Read This Post …

Playing With Expression via Ballads

In the sea of jazz information that's out there, it's easy to forget that what we're all really trying to do is play expressive, emotional music.  A great way to get back into the mindset of playing music, rather than just running scales, is to...

Click Here to Read This Post …

Jazz Phrasing and Playing the "Right" Notes

Advanced Jazz Guitar Lesson Hello there! Marc here for another lesson. Today's lesson is called "Jazz Phrasing and Playing the 'Right' Notes". Here, we're going to talk about the importance of being able to phrase cohesively versus the importance...

Click Here to Read This Post …

An Introduction to Jazz Guitar Arpeggios

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 arpeggios are the notes...

Click Here to Read This Post …

How To Solo On Fast Chord Changes

A few weeks ago we published a blog post titled "Soloing on Static Chords", all about what to do when you have to solo over long one-chord sections. But what happens in the opposite case - when you have a flurry of difficult chords to solo on in...

Click Here to Read This Post …