Jazz Chord Melody Hacks for Guitarists

Jazz Chord Melody Hacks for Guitarists

Play Better on Jazz Standards and Save Time

As guitar players, one thing we have over other non-harmonic instruments is that we can do things like play chord melody.

This is really a skill that any jazz guitarist or aspiring jazz guitarist should constantly be developing.

In this quick intro video, I will discuss one of my favorite methods for mastering chord melody style playing on jazz standards. The "hack" itself is pretty straight-forward: learn and master pre-written chord melody arrangements on standards.

In this video, I share how I came to this realization, both in my personal playing and through teaching hundreds of guitar students.

The Hack: 80/20

The "hack" in question here is simple: I recommend you use Galbraith's book called "Guitar Solos."

You can access it here.

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And if you follow us on YouTube, you know about my series on his comping studies. 

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Can you tell I'm a Galbraith nut?

Conclusion

This is a really good way of developing your own language for chord melody playing and even comping and single-note phrasing.

Of course, this doesn't mean you will be playing pre-written arrangements verbatim. It just means that you have more tricks in your bag that you can access at any given time to create really interesting arrangements. Enjoy!

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