Jazz-guitar

Reading Exercises for Jazz Guitar

Reading Exercise #28 A Guest Post by Michael Berard

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Curated Classic & Modern Jazz Playlists

Every month Nathan picks a classic and modern Jazz album for our newsletter. He writes great snippets of information about his picks, so make sure you are signed up to receive them, you won't want to miss out! We have compiled his picks into a...

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Jazz Improvisation on Bossa Novas and Brazilian Standards

Bossa Novas and Brazilian tunes sound oh-so-good. Tunes written by Jobim are almost ubiquitous, with classics like "Girl from Ipanema" and "Desafinado" being favorites for jazzers and non-jazzers alike.  If you've ever tried to play one though,...

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A Gentle Introduction to Guitar Scale Theory

The Quick Guide to Scales and Modes for all Jazz Guitarists The major scale is the single most important thing to know about guitar scale theory.  You’ll learn this “quasi-magic” formula to build the major scale in any key. This is a gentle...

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The Ultimate Guide to Jazz Guitar Chords: Learn Comping

What is comping? Comping on guitar is short for "accompanying". This could refer to playing chords behind a vocalist or saxophonist, or even accompanying your own solo with chords on the lower strings. How to Comp Like a Real Jazz Guitarist {%...

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How to Sound Jazzy with Altered Dominants

You know the drill: as jazz players, we're always looking for ways to add nice chromatic notes and altered dominants into our solos. So this lesson is yet another way to solve one of the most typical issues for beginning and intermediate jazz...

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