Jazz-guitar-chords

How to Use Passing and Diminished Chords for Walking Dominants

The Diminished chord? The diminished 7th chord is a four note chord made up of the chord tones 1 b3 b5 bb7. For example, Cdim7 would be C Eb Gb Bbb (aka A 😜).  Learn more here about diminished chords here. Now unto walking!  Move Between Chords...

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Harmonic Movement

Create Motion On Static Chords 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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Harmonic Analysis for Jazz Guitar

In jazz, harmonic analysis is the study of of understanding chord progressions. This includes identifying the overarching key, common chord progressions such as ii V I, and chord substitutions or non-diatonic chords. Being able to breakdown the...

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The Beginner's Guide to Jazz Chord Progressions

An Overview of Jazz Chords and How They're Combined Ever wonder why certain songs sound "jazzy"? It's all in the chord progression. What are Chord Progressions:  Jazz chord progressions are the backdrop to the songs in the Great American...

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

  What are Shell Voicings Chords ?  "Shell voicings" are a family of chord shapes found on the lower strings of the guitar, which include only the essential tones (1, 3 and 7) of each chord. These voicings were pioneered by guitarists like...

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A Gentle Introduction to Guitar Chord Theory

How to Fully Understand Chord Construction, Triads, Seventh Chords and Extensions Guitar Chord Theory Guitar chord theory is the study of chords on the guitar. This includes understanding chord tones, different types of chords (triads vs...

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