2019: A Year in Review

It's that time of year again! We're looking back on all the highlights for JazzGuitarLessons.net in 2019. It was a fantastic year: we welcomed new members to our team, solidified our foundations, and as always, published new content. Lots and lots

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Unsung Masters: 10 Underrated Jazz Guitarists

We've all met or heard at least one master jazz guitarist who, for one reason or another, hasn't been recognized by a more mainstream audience. These are players with an original sound and approach who really deserve to be known on a wider...

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Improve Your Comping With Diminished Chords

When you're first learning how to comp it's easy to feel "stuck" with the same handful of chord shapes. How are guys like Joe Pass or Wes able to connect so many chord shapes so effortlessly? The answer is that, yes, they do know a lot of ...

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Podcast #44 - Chord Synonyms

A powerful tool that doesn't get mentioned enough is chord synonyms - chords with enough similar notes that they can be used interchangeably. It can be overwhelming to learn all your inversions for every chord type in every key, etc. Using...

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What Is Jazz Guitar?

Recently it occurred to me that for beginners, it can be tough to tell what separates "jazz guitar" from something that simply borrows from the style. If Maroon Five puts a major 7 chord in their song, and I played it on guitar, would it be now...

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4 Ways To End A Chord Melody

If you've ever tried to arrange your own chord melody, you'll know that finding a good final chord can be quite tricky. This is because the vast majority of standards end on the root of the I chord. There simply aren't a lot of voicings that...

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