Beginner-jazz-guitar

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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Moon River Tutorial - Melody, Chord Shapes, Chord Melody & More

Moon River is one of the most well-known ballads in the Great American Songbook. Although not commonly called at jam sessions, it works quite well in a jazz guitar setting. In this lesson we'll cover the melody, chord shapes, single-note...

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5 Common Mistakes Made By Beginner Jazz Guitarists

Hello! Today I'll be talking about the top 5 mistakes that prevent beginners from really progressing in jazz.For each mistake, I'll try to offer a solution or two - but of course I don't claim to have all the answers. I'm still learning myself 😅

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Jazz Guitar Toolbox 1.2 - The Melodic Minor Scale

Welcome back to our Jazz Guitar Toolbox series, which covers the essential tools every jazz guitarist should know. This lesson covers the melodic minor scale, and builds on previous content we covered in Jazz Guitar Toolbox 1.1 - The Major Scale.

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Jazz Guitar Toolbox 1.1 - The Major Scale

What are the essential skills (or tools) every jazz guitarist should have? We'll attempt to answer this question over the course of this series, Jazz Guitar Toolbox. The goal of this series is to lower the barrier of entry into the world of jazz...

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7 Tips to Think and Play Chromatically

I've met many beginner jazz guitar students who think that playing chromatically is just "playing random notes". While that might be fun, it couldn't be farther from the truth! Chromaticism is the use of notes that are not naturally occurring in...

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