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Habits for Optimal Improvement

Among the many things we discuss here relating to jazz guitar, it's important to also discuss some of the more abstract things like practice time and habits.

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Introduction to Rhythm Changes for Jazz Guitar

How to Improvise and Play Chords on the "I Got Rhythm" Chord Progression -- One of the Most Common Progression in Jazz Oh, we've all heard it. The so-called "Rhythm Changes," as it is commonly known, is a set of chord changes based on George...

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Jazz Guitar for Rock Guitarists

Speaking from personal experience, jazz guitar seemed like rocket science coming from the rock world. This isn't a knock on rock, because I think there's also a lot that jazz players can learn from rock players, but it was a wake-up call all the...

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Intro to Licks with Metric Modulation

Superimposing Time 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. We will be talking about...

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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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Jazz Phrasing and Playing the "Right" Notes

Advanced Jazz Guitar Lesson Hello there! Marc here for another lesson. Today's lesson is called "Jazz Phrasing and Playing the 'Right' Notes". Here,  we're going to talk about the importance of being able to phrase cohesively versus the...

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