Jazz-guitar-blues

Bucky Pizzarelli (1926-2020)

Bucky Pizzarelli was an influential jazz guitarist and studio musician. He enjoyed a prolific studio career, playing with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, and Benny Goodman. Pizzarelli was known for his rhythm guitar...

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George Van Eps (1913-1998)

George Van Eps was an innovative guitarist and inventor, also known as the "father of the 7-string guitar". His pianistic approach to the guitar utilized harmonized scales and inner moving voices to create entire chord solos, which had previously...

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Barney Kessel (1923-2004)

Barney Kessel was a masterful and highly influential jazz guitarist that played with Oscar Peterson, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and the Wrecking Crew. His universally-loved style also helped him forge a career as a session guitarist in Hollywood,...

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Emily Remler (1957-1990)

Emily Remler (1957-1990) was an explosive jazz guitarist known for her extraordinary time feel, technique, and mastery of traditional bebop language. During her lifetime she was considered one of the top guitarists in the lineage of Charlie...

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Traditional Blues and Why You Should Study It

I've seen many jazz guitarists neglect to learn the blues, but if you ask me, that's a huge mistake. Learning the traditional blues style can help you: Learn about tension and release Acquire useful vocabulary (licks) Inject a hefty dose of ...

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Jazz Guitar Blues Progressions

Jazz blues progressions are just as the name suggests: they are traditional blues progressions, but with additional chords commonly found in jazz standards. In this lesson, you'll find five distinct jazz blues progressions that range from easy to...

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