Jazz

Jazz Tone Step by Step: How do I get "THE" jazz sound ?

We received a question from a reader about how to get the jazz sound from your equipment. We answered with three steps: 1. Set the Guitar and Amp to Reasonable Settings2. Don't Tweak, Play3. Identify, Plus Tweak a Little Read below to find out...

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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 importance...

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How Hard Is Learning Jazz Guitar?

When I was in music school, stories of Coltrane and Charlie Parker practicing jazz for 10-12 hours a day would circulate the hallways like folk tales. At the time, it was inspiring, but for prospective jazz musicians I can understand how it would...

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The Ultimate Guide to Pentatonics for Jazz Guitar

A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Modern Jazz Improvisation in Six Parts In this jazz guitar pentatonics article and accompanying videos we will study pentatonic scales and how to use them in jazz guitar improvisations.

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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. Before we begin, a quick definition: Quartal harmony - refers to any chord that is built by stacking the interval of a fourth.  ex, C F Bb...

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The 3 Pillars Of Jazz Improvisation You Need To Know

Learning to improvise fluently in a “jazz style” is no small task. There is so much to consider! From common tools such as scales and arpeggios right on through to those magical musical ideas (produced in real time). We have to juggle many...

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