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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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Jazz Guitar Albums: 5 Essential Must-Have Recordings You Should Listen To Now

The Ultimate Selection of "the best of the best" Essential Jazz Guitar Albums, Old and New Sure, there's thousands of great albums that have been recorded to this day. But some legendary jazz guitarists have that universal sound that reaches and...

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How to Read Rhythms for Jazz Musicians

Reading Rhythms for Jazz Guitar If you have ever wondered how to go about learning to read rhythms, you have come to the right place! In this Reading Rhythms 101 lesson, we will teach you the basics of how to read rhythms and show you how it can...

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Creating Melodic Lines from Scales and Arpeggios

How not to sound like a textbook when you're soloing You can get started creating your own melodic lines with simple scales and arpeggios immediately. It is so often understood in jazz improvisation that we are to play the "right" notes over...

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Harmonic Analysis for Jazz Guitar

In jazz, harmonic analysis is the study of of understanding chord progressions. This includes identifying the overarching key, common chord progressions such as ii V I, and chord substitutions or non-diatonic chords. Being able to breakdown the...

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The Beginner's Guide to Jazz Chord Progressions

An Overview of Jazz Chords and How They're Combined Ever wonder why certain songs sound "jazzy"? It's all in the chord progression. What are Chord Progressions:  Jazz chord progressions are the backdrop to the songs in the Great American...

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