Chords

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 the 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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Chord Theory: The Difference Between a 6 chord and Major 6th Chord

Major 6th versus 6th chords overview: The 6th chord is a major triad with an added 6th. Usually functions as the I chord. The major 6th chord is a maj7 chord with an added 6th or 13th. Usually functions as the I chord. Dominant chords with 6th...

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Parallel Harmony

Adding Parallel Motion to Your Chord Melody The goal of this series is to actually put a lick under your fingers. Here, there’s no more searching for ideas in the sea of jazz theory information. We’ll give stuff you need to play and be creative....

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Walking Bass with Chords for Jazz Guitar

Jazz Guitar Walking + Comping Tutorial Hey there, Marc here! I've got a great lesson for you on walking bass with chords for jazz guitar. This technique is very useful as a guitarist, as we often find ourselves in duo situations. Today, I'll give...

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Quartal Harmony for Jazz Guitar

Modern Jazz Guitar Chords Hey everyone! Marc here today with a lesson on quartal harmony for jazz guitar. If you have some knowledge of music theory, you probably already know that chords are typically built in thirds. The chords we'll be...

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Voicings with Open Strings

Hip Chord Shapes You Wouldn't be Able to Reach The goal of this series is to actually put a lick under your fingers. Here, there’s no more searching for ideas in the sea of jazz theory information. We’ll give stuff you need to play and be...

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