Jazz-guitar

Best Archtop and Semi-Hollow Guitars for Getting Into Jazz

Here's our list of the best jazz guitar models for beginners and those curious about jazz, in no particular order: Ibanez AF95 Epiphone ES-335 Epiphone Casino Squier Thinline Telecaster Washburn HB Pssst... want to find out why we chose those?...

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Jazz Guitar for Beginners

Getting started with jazz guitar often seems intimidating to many players. Today, I'm here to tell you that with strong fundamentals and consistent, diligent practice,  you can also play jazz guitar. I won't kid you. It's a lifelong endeavor with...

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Jazz Guitar Gear

Get the Jazz Sound On Your Favorite Records Before I even get started, I'd like to mention that you don't want to put all of the weight of your sound into your gear. As the old adage goes, "the tone is in your fingers."

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Jazz Guitar for Rock Guitarists

Speaking from personal experience, jazz guitar seemed like rocket science coming from the rock world. This isn't a knock on rock, because I think there's also a lot that jazz players can learn from rock players, but it was a wake-up call all the...

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A Practical Guide for Preventing Back Pain While Playing Guitar

Guest post by Gavin Whitner Whether you prefer to sit or stand while you’re playing your guitar, it’s so important to look after your body and well-being. For example, if you’re playing for extended periods of time, it’s easy to find yourself in...

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Blues Transitions

Approaching the IV Chord In a Blues The goal of this series is to actually put a lick under your fingers. Here, there’s no more searching for ideas in the sea of jazz theory information. We’ll give stuff you need to play and be creative. In this...

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