Jazz-blues

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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Level Up Your Jazz Blues Licks

(guest post by Leigh Fuge) Even if you’re very proficient in playing blues, entering the world of Jazz might seen like a tall order. Jazz is a theoretically and technically demanding world for guitar players. Here are some crossover licks you can...

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Beginning Jazz Blues Improvisation

Jazz Guitar Scales Shortcut Being able to play the blues convincingly is crucial for any professional or aspiring jazz musician. Many players look at the chord progression on blues and think, "That's easy!"

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Introduction to Bird Blues for Jazz Guitar

Ever been to a jam session where someone (read: an alto sax player) calls a Bird Blues? Oh that embarrassing moment! The Bird Blues is a variation on the 12-bar blues form that originated in the bebop era. It was named after Charlie "Bird"...

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Jazz Guitar Blues: How to Sound Jazzy with the VI Chord

In this blog, we'll work on the three (most interesting) jazz guitar blues possibilities to make your blues playing sound ... well ... jazzier! The VI chord, found in bar 8, can really help define the harmonic progression of the jazzier types of...

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Jazz Blues Songs List: Top 50 Blues Heads

Most Common Jazz Blues Tunes List Here's a list of the most commonly called (and played) jazz blues songs and tunes. A huge part of the jazz standards repertoire consist of blues or bluesy type of songs. There are many variations: form, tempo,...

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