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2016: A Year in Review

Our plan for the website before getting to work this past year was pretty straightforward: let's just do more of the same! That meant publishing more great blog posts, more video-lessons and more podcasts. In addition, we aimed each month to...

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How To Build A Chord Melody in 3 Easy Steps

During their jazz journey, many guitarists will build a chord melody of their favorite jazz standard, making the song sound like their own. For those of you who are just discovering this concept, let's define what a chord melody is. A chord...

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Five Chord Melody Tips and Stuff for Jazz Guitarists of ALL levels

Here's a straightforward and easy to apply lesson to perk up your chord melody playing. Here are five tips for jazz guitarists of all levels regarding the fine art (and science) of playing harmony and melody simultaneously on the guitar.

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Favorite and Best Jazz Guitarists: Who Are The Greats of Jazz Guitar?

The Most Influential and Favorite Jazz Guitarists of All Eras Learning about the iconic and influential jazz guitarists is important if you want to become aware of the (still ongoing) evolution of the genre. Want to put yourself in the...

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How Chord Melody Can Make You Question Everything and Stuff

I often get asked "Is there a chord melody path I should embark on?" And this is a tricky question. I mean, sure, you can get a book of pre-fabricated chord melody arrangements on standards. But it won't answer most of your questions regarding...

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What Is This Thing Called Love - Chord Melody, Single-Note Solo, etc.

Composed by Cole Porter Tune's History What is this Thing Called Love is a great jazz standard that was composed in 1929 for the musical Wake Up and Dream. Most major players in jazz have recorded, reharmonized, and otherwise reinvented this tune...

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