Guitar

How to Transcribe: DIY Jazz Guitar Transcriptions

On Transcribing for Jazz Guitarists This is a "how-to" article about transcriptions for jazz musicians. Please click here to view a collection of note-for-note transcriptions on this website.

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The Chromatic Scale

I often get asked by students: "...I know scales and stuff, but how can I add more chromaticism to my lines? How can I connect everything with half-steps?" My answer is: well, practice the chromatic scale first and all this stuff will soon become 

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Curated Classic & Modern Jazz Playlists

Every month Nathan picks a classic and modern Jazz album for our newsletter. He writes great snippets of information about his picks, so make sure you are signed up to receive them, you won't want to miss out! We have compiled his picks into a...

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The Ultimate Guide to Jazz Guitar Chords: Learn Comping

What is comping? Comping on guitar is short for "accompanying". This could refer to playing chords behind a vocalist or saxophonist, or even accompanying your own solo with chords on the lower strings. How to Comp Like a Real Jazz Guitarist {%...

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Best Practices for Learning and Teaching Jazz Guitar

A guest post by Matthew Rusk of MGRMusic.com Teaching jazz guitar and learning to play it, can often feel like an isolated experience. Especially, if you're practising individually without the support of other guitarists. Yet, put a few...

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The Post-Holdsworth Jazz Vocabulary for Modern Jazz Guitar

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