Jazz-blues

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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How to Play Solar - Improvising Tools for ii-V-I Progressions

Let's face it. You'll never be at a jazz jam session without someone calling a tune with a few (or a lot) of ii-V-Is in it. Would it even be a jazz jam session if they didn't? And, there's a good chance that tune might even be Solar! On that...

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All Things Jazz Blues: Everything You Need to Know About a Jazz Blues

The blues in all of its variations is one of the most important things to master for any musician, and that's doubly so for jazz players.

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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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How to Improvise on Jazz Blues for Guitar

Five Components for Soloing on a Jazz Blues The ability to improvise over a jazz blues is crucial to anyone looking to progress as a jazz guitarist. In truth, it's not all that different from soloing over a good old 12-bar blues with 3 chords,...

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