Jazz

Podcast #37 - Numbering Chords in a Tune to Transpose with Ease

It can be tough when you're out at a gig or jam session and someone calls a tune... and wait! It's a singer, and they need you to accompany them in a different key. The chords start flying around in your head as you fumble to think of how you're...

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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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Podcast #36 - Intros + Endings

If you've ever run into the situation where you struggled to set-up a tune with a nice introduction or create a nice, smooth ending, this podcast episode is for you. Here, I'm discussing a few simple and effective approaches to do just that!

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Back to Basics: 3 Powerful Jazz Blues Fundamentals

I cannot stress this enough: being able to play over a jazz blues is crucial for any jazz musician. This post is more of "ready, aim, fire" type of blog post on improvising over the jazz blues form.  Before moving on, make sure you do the...

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Jazz Guitar Blues Progressions

The Blues Progression in Jazz - Basic Progressions in Common Keys Jazz blues progressions are much like traditional blues progressions, except that they have added chords used to add spice and connect the main chords in the progression. On this...

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Jazz Blues Comping for Guitar

Strategies for Meaningful Jazz Blues Comping Looking to get to work on your jazz blues comping for guitar? This video and PDF lesson will get you started. We'll give you the chords and some cool chord voicings to give you a nice palette to work...

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