Jazz-chords

Harmonic Analysis for Jazz Guitar

In jazz, harmonic analysis is the study of of understanding chord progressions. This includes identifying the overarching key, common chord progressions such as ii V I, and chord substitutions or non-diatonic chords. Being able to breakdown the...

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Playing With Expression via Ballads

In the sea of jazz information that's out there, it's easy to forget that what we're all really trying to do is play expressive, emotional music.  A great way to get back into the mindset of playing music, rather than just running scales, is to...

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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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Improve Your Comping With Essential Tones - Easy Jazz Guitar Chords

Hello everyone! In today's lesson, I'll be showing you how to improve your comping with a concept called essential tones. This concept was first used by pianists like Bill Evans, and later adopted for guitar by the likes of Lenny Breau and Ed...

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The Magic Of String Transference For Jazz Guitarists

Hello everyone! Today I'll be showing you how to take jazz chords you already know and play them in every area of the neck. This can be quickly achieved with a 3-step process called string transference. Not only will you have more chords at your...

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Revamp Your Chord Vocabulary

So, you've learned your basic jazz guitar voicings - drop 2, drop 3, etc. Maybe now you're craving a more personal chord vocabulary, much like how Bill Evans or Ben Monder have their own distinct chordal sound. So, how do you get there? Well, I...

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