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Jazz Guitar Toolbox 2.3 - Basic Comping Rhythms

Hello again, welcome back to Jazz Guitar Toolbox, a series that offers all the essential tools a jazz guitarist needs! In this lesson, we’ll discuss one of (if not THE most) important aspects of not only jazz but music in general. That is: RHYTHM ...

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5 Reasons to Transcribe Jazz Guitar Solos by Ear

A lot of players transcribe jazz guitar solos during their practice time. If you are not doing it, maybe it is because you do not see the benefits (yet). We are convinced that you know a handful of jazz solos you really enjoy listening to and in...

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Reading Exercises for Jazz Guitar

Reading Exercise #28 A Guest Post by Michael Berard

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A Gentle Introduction to Guitar Scale Theory

The Quick Guide to Scales and Modes for all Jazz Guitarists The major scale is the single most important thing to know about guitar scale theory.  You’ll learn this “quasi-magic” formula to build the major scale in any key. This is a gentle...

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How to Sound Jazzy with Altered Dominants

You know the drill: as jazz players, we're always looking for ways to add nice chromatic notes and altered dominants into our solos. So this lesson is yet another way to solve one of the most typical issues for beginning and intermediate jazz...

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Best Practices for Learning and Teaching Jazz Guitar

A guest post by Matthew Rusk of MGRMusic.com Teaching jazz guitar and learning to play it, can often feel like an isolated experience. Especially, if you're practising individually without the support of other guitarists. Yet, put a few...

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