Chord-melody

Open String Voicings For Jazz Guitar

  Jazz Chords A properly placed chord with open strings can really... ahem... *open* up your sound, while you are playing ballads or chord melodies, Believe it or not, this isn't unusual at all - guitarists like Lenny Breau and Ed Bickert both...

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Misty - Chord Melody, Single-Note Solo & Chord Shapes

Composed by Errol Garner Tune's History Misty is a ballad that was composed by pianist Errol Garner in 1954. Johnny Burke later added lyrics and it has since become one of the all-time greatest and most-played jazz standards in the Great American...

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Playing With Expression via Ballads

In the sea of jazz information that's out there, it's easy to forget that what we're all really trying to do is play expressive, emotional music.  A great way to get back into the mindset of playing music, rather than just running scales, is to...

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The Magic Of String Transference For Jazz Guitarists

Hello everyone! Today I'll be showing you how to take jazz chords you already know and play them in every area of the neck. This can be quickly achieved with a 3-step process called string transference. Not only will you have more chords at your...

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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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How Insensitive | Insensatez - Chord Melody, Single-Note Solo & Chord Shapes

Composed by A.C. Jobim Tune's History How Insensitive - Insensatez in Portuguese - is one of the most played and recorded Brazilian tunes in jazz history. The Portuguese lyrics were written by Vinicius de Moraes and the English lyrics by Norman...

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