How to Use Passing and Diminished Chords for Walking Dominants

The Diminished chord? The diminished 7th chord is a four note chord made up of the chord tones 1 b3 b5 bb7. For example, Cdim7 would be C Eb Gb Bbb (aka A 😜).  Learn more here about diminished chords here. Now unto walking!  Move Between Chords...

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How to Outline the Changes for Jazz Guitar

Learn to Play Over These Common Progressions (w/ Video + Audio) You ever wonder how some improvisers can play lines without any accompaniment but still manage to make all of the changes stand out? Well, today we'll be going over how they approach...

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Misty - Chord Melody, Single-Note Solo & Chord Shapes

Composed by Errol Garner Tune's History Misty is a ballad that was composed by pianist Errol Garner in 1954. Johnny Burke later added lyrics and it has since become one of the all-time greatest and most-played jazz standards in the Great American...

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Quick Guitar Setup Tutorial

Tips and Tricks Every Guitar Player Should Know Guitars are amazingly durable instruments - but they need a little help once in a while to function properly. Here are the steps we will got through to set up your guitar.  Removing the Strings ...

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7 Musicians Who Helped to Shape Acoustic Jazz Music

Guest post by Charles Vallena

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9 Steps to Understanding Jazz Voicings and Chord Inversions

It's about getting the right DEFINITIONS to start with! The most common "mistake" that comes across in private lessons, Facebook comments and YouTube comments is confusing inversions and voicings. Those are two separate concepts that I cover at...

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