Why This Is The Best Jazz Guitar Chord

We've all heard of desert island recordings, but have you ever considered desert island jazz guitar chords? 🌴 Yes, that's right - recently I was asked which jazz guitar voicing I would choose if I could only have one for the rest of my life. ...

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Jazz Guitar Chords in Scales

After you learn the basic jazz guitar chords, the next step is learning how they relate to the most commonly used scales in jazz. For anyone taking theory notes, this is called learning the diatonic chords of the scales! ✍️ Diatonic chords are...

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7 Tips to Think and Play Chromatically

I've met many beginner jazz guitar students who think that playing chromatically is just "playing random notes". While that might be fun, it couldn't be farther from the truth! Chromaticism is the use of notes that are not naturally occurring in...

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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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