Podcast #40 - Quartal Harmony

In this episode we decipher the whole mysticism behind "voicings in fourths", also called quartal harmony. The first few voicings on Miles Davis' So What immediately come to mind when thinking about quartal chords.

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Jam Session Etiquette and Common Jazz Jam Session Tunes

The Do's and Dont's of Jam Sessions + Favorite Tunes Jam sessions are about sharing music with fellow musicians with whom you may or may not often have a chance to play with. One might say its main purpose is more about social interaction than...

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Quartal Harmony for Jazz Guitar

Modern Jazz Guitar Chords Hey everyone! Marc here today with a lesson on quartal harmony for jazz guitar. Before we begin, a quick definition: "Quartal harmony" refers to any chord that's built by stacking the interval of a fourth. For example, C...

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Anyone Can Play Jazz Guitar

Jazz guitar is something that seems to intrigue lots of people but also seems to discourage just as many. 

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Podcast #39 - Blues Substitutions

As a jazz guitar player, you'll be asked to and will likely want to play the blues. It's a ubiquitous form and there are so many heads out there. Likewise, there have surely been times where you've heard someone play the blues and thought that it...

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Jazz Improvisation on Bossa Novas and Brazilian Standards

Bossa Novas and Brazilian tunes sound oh-so-good. Tunes written by Jobim are almost ubiquitous, with classics like "Girl from Ipanema" and "Desafinado" being favorites for jazzers and non-jazzers alike.  If you've ever tried to play one though,...

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