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...

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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...

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Jazz Guitar Today

Many things about jazz guitar have stayed the same. The epicenter of the hottest jazz is still New York City by most accounts, the improvisational qualities of it are the same, many of the traditions are the same.

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How Hard Is Learning Jazz Guitar?

When I was in music school, stories of Coltrane and Charlie Parker practicing jazz for 10-12 hours a day would circulate the hallways like folk tales. At the time, it was inspiring, but for prospective jazz musicians I can understand how it would...

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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   We've all heard it, the so-called "Rhythm Changes." Commonly known, as a set of chord changes based on George Gershwin's...

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Barry Harris Half-Step Practice Model for Bebop Scales

I developed these advanced exercises after studying the interesting material from The Barry Harris Workshop DVD and Barry Harris Harmonic Method for Guitar

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