Diagonal Scales for Jazz Guitar

Lesson in Diagonal Playing for Bebop Guitarists Are curious about the so called bebop scale. Maybe you've heard about scale positions on the guitar or the CAGED system. You may already be a complete master of scales on the guitar. Or perhaps...

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How to Fix Your Guitar Intonation

What is a guitar's intonation? The guitar's intonation is a sort of a quality – the ability of your guitar (strings, more precisely) to remain in tune under various circumstances. Improper tuning might be the result of old strings, a bad setup,...

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How to Play Shell Voicings for Jazz Guitar (3-Note Chords)

  What are Shell Voicings Chords ?  "Shell voicings" are a family of chord shapes found on the lower strings of the guitar, which include only the essential tones (1, 3 and 7) of each chord. These voicings were pioneered by guitarists like...

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A Gentle Introduction to Guitar Chord Theory

How to Fully Understand Chord Construction, Triads, Seventh Chords and Extensions Guitar Chord Theory Guitar chord theory is the study of chords on the guitar. This includes understanding chord tones, different types of chords (triads vs...

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Jazz Improvisation: The Ultimate Guide for Guitarists

Jazz Improvisation: How to Use Scales, Arpeggios and Guide-Tones for Jazz Guitar What is jazz improvisation? Jazz improvisation is the art of creating melodic lines spontaneously.  The rhythm, melody and harmony inspire jazz improvisation.  The...

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Harmonic Minor Scale

A Jazz Guitar Lesson What is the Harmonic Minor Scale: The harmonic minor scale is built of seven notes that are laid out using intervals. W H W W H -3 H (W= whole-step, H=half-step, -3=minor third) and is commonly used by jazz musicians. It has...

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