Chords

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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Harmonic Analysis for Jazz Guitar

In jazz, harmonic analysis is the study of of understanding chord progressions. This includes identifying the overarching key, common chord progressions such as ii V I, and chord substitutions or non-diatonic chords. Being able to breakdown the...

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Harmonic Movement

Create Motion On Static Chords 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. In this...

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4 Steps for Building Solid Ears

Ear Training for Jazz Players A guest post by Brent Vaartstra

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Uncommon Uses of Common Jazz Guitar Chords

Know Your Cowboy Grips The goal of this series is to actually put a lick or a chord under your fingers. Here, there’s no more searching for ideas in the sea of jazz theory information. We’ll give you what you need to play and be creative. In this...

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A Gentle Introduction to Guitar Chord Theory

How to Fully Understand Chord Construction, Triads, Seventh Chords and Extensions  Guitar Chord Theory Guitar chord theory is the study of chords on the guitar. This includes understanding chord tones, different types of chords (triads vs...

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