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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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Why This Is The Best Jazz Guitar Chord

We've all heard of desert island recordings, but have you ever considered desert island jazz guitar chords? 🌴 Yes, that's right - recently I was asked which jazz guitar voicing I would choose if I could only have one for the rest of my life. ...

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4 Ways To End A Chord Melody

If you've ever tried to arrange your own chord melody, you'll know that finding a good final chord can be quite tricky. This is because the vast majority of standards end on the root of the I chord. There simply aren't a lot of voicings that...

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Open String Voicings For Jazz Guitar

When you're first learning jazz guitar chords, a common approach is to learn moveable chord voicings with no open strings. This makes it easier to play tunes with just a few shapes! However, when you're playing ballads or chord melodies, a...

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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 really trying to do is play expressive, emotional music. It not rocket surgery! A great way to get back into the mindset of playing music, rather than just...

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Jazz Chord Melody Hacks for Guitarists

Play Better on Jazz Standards and Save Time As guitar players, one thing we have over other non-harmonic instruments is that we can do things like play chord melody.

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