Jazz-guitar-blues

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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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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How to Play Shell Voicings for Jazz Guitar (3-Note Chords)

Shell voicings for jazz guitar are one of the greatest ways to either go back to basics (to better understand harmony on the guitar) or, plainly, to get started comping. So, forget about memorizing tons of chord shapes. You simply need a few...

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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 Guitar Blues Progressions

The Blues Progression in Jazz - Basic Progressions in Common Keys Here's just what you need to play jazz guitar blues progressions: a set of five distinct, progressively more difficult, chord progressions in the key of C, F and Bb. On this page,...

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Jazz Guitar Blues: Improvisation (all levels) Video + PDF

Five Exercises to Develop Jazz Soloing on 12-Bar Blues Form (for jazz guitar - all levels) Jazz guitar blues improvisation is one of the basic skills you need to develop as a jazz guitarist. It's pretty close to taking a solo on your good ol'...

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