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How Hard Is Learning Jazz Guitar?

When I was in music school, stories of Coltrane and Charlie Parker practicing jazz for 10-12 hours a day would circulate the hallways like folk tales. At the time, it was inspiring, but for prospective jazz musicians I can understand how it would...

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How to Use Passing and Diminished Chords for Walking Dominants

Move Between Chords by "Walking" Walking chords are to jazz guitar comping what walking bass is to a bass line. The focus of this lesson will be to play chords in a “walking” fashion on the fretboard. I'm not talking about walking bass lines with...

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How to Learn 96 Jazz Guitar Voicings in 10 minutes

A jazz guitar voicing is a specific arrangement of the notes of a chord. The most common chord voicings used in jazz guitar are called Drop 2 and Drop 3 voicings - these were used by guitarists like Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, and countless others.

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Back to Basics: 3 Powerful Jazz Blues Fundamentals

I cannot stress this enough: being able to play over a jazz blues is crucial for any jazz musician. This post is more of "ready, aim, fire" type of blog post on improvising over the jazz blues form.  Before moving on, make sure you do the...

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Jazz Blues Comping for Guitar

Strategies for Meaningful Jazz Blues Comping Looking to get to work on your jazz blues comping for guitar? This video and PDF lesson will get you started. We'll give you the chords and some cool chord voicings to give you a nice palette to work...

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The Definitive Jazz Guitar Chord Chart for Beginners

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