Guitar-scales

Jazz Guitar Toolbox 1.2 - The Melodic Minor Scale

Welcome back to our Jazz Guitar Toolbox series, which covers the essential tools every jazz guitarist should know. This lesson covers the melodic minor scale, and builds on previous content we covered in Jazz Guitar Toolbox 1.1 - The Major Scale.

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Jazz Guitar Toolbox 1.1 - The Major Scale

What are the essential skills (or tools) every jazz guitarist should have? We'll attempt to answer this question over the course of this series, Jazz Guitar Toolbox. The goal of this series is to lower the barrier of entry into the world of jazz...

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How To Solo On Fast Chord Changes

A few weeks ago we published a blog post titled "Soloing on Static Chords", all about what to do when you have to solo over long one-chord sections. But what happens in the opposite case - when you have a flurry of difficult chords to solo on in...

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A Gentle Introduction to Guitar Scale Theory

The Quick Guide to Scales and Modes for all Jazz Guitarists The major scale is the single most important thing to know about guitar scale theory.  You’ll learn this “quasi-magic” formula to build the major scale in any key. This is a gentle...

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The Definitive Guide to Scale Positions for Jazz Guitar

How Jazz Guitarists Memorize the Fretboard with Basic Positions and Patterns Scale positions are the “meat and potatoes” of jazz guitar scales playing. Any melodic idea can be analyzed and explained on the fingerboard as belonging to one or...

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Diagonal Scales for Jazz Guitar

Lesson in Diagonal Playing for Bebop Guitarists Ok, here's the deal: you know about jazz guitar scales a little or a lot. Maybe you're curious about the so called bebop scale. You've heard about scale positions on the guitar or the CAGED system....

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