Beginner-jazz-guitar

Podcast #36 - Intros + Endings

If you've ever run into the situation where you struggled to set-up a tune with a nice introduction or create a nice, smooth ending, this podcast episode is for you. Here, I'm discussing a few simple and effective approaches to do just that!

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Jazz Guitar for Beginners

Getting started with jazz guitar often seems intimidating to many players. Today, I'm here to tell you that with strong fundamentals and consistent, diligent practice,  you can also play jazz guitar. I won't kid you. It's a lifelong endeavor with...

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Jazz Guitar Gear

Get the Jazz Sound On Your Favorite Records Before I even get started, I'd like to mention that you don't want to put all of the weight of your sound into your gear. As the old adage goes, "the tone is in your fingers."

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Jazz Guitar for Rock Guitarists

Speaking from personal experience, jazz guitar seemed like rocket science coming from the rock world. This isn't a knock on rock, because I think there's also a lot that jazz players can learn from rock players, but it was a wake-up call all the...

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The Ultimate Guide to Dominant Chords for Jazz Guitar

Dominant chords can often be a source of confusion for new guitarists. So, in this post I'll do my best to make it as clear and easy to understand as possible. In music theory, a dominant seventh chord is a chord made up of the chord tones 1 3 5...

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