Jazz

Podcast #41 - Creative Metronome Exercises

Developing a strong sense of internal time is an essential part of learning jazz guitar! No more chasing the beat - this skill will make your solos and comping sound steady as a rock at jam sessions and gigs.

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Jazz Guitar Blues Progressions

The Blues Progression in Jazz - Basic Progressions in Common Keys Jazz blues progressions are just as the name suggests: they are traditional blues progressions, but with additional chords commonly found in jazz standards. In this lesson, you'll...

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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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Podcast #40 - Quartal Harmony

In this episode we decipher the whole mysticism behind "voicings in fourths", also called quartal harmony. The first few voicings on Miles Davis' So What immediately come to mind when thinking about quartal chords.

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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's built by stacking the interval of a fourth. For example, C...

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Podcast #39 - Blues Substitutions

As a jazz guitar player, you'll be asked to and will likely want to play the blues. It's a ubiquitous form and there are so many heads out there. Likewise, there have surely been times where you've heard someone play the blues and thought that it...

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