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Open String Voicings For Jazz Guitar

  Jazz Chords A properly placed chord with open strings can really... ahem... *open* up your sound, while you are playing ballads or chord melodies, Believe it or not, this isn't unusual at all - guitarists like Lenny Breau and Ed Bickert both...

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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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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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Jazz Guitar Tips: Voice Leading

Voice Leading Voice leading on guitar is the art of leading the individual notes of a chord in an economical way. The term comes from chorale music, where composers would literally be leading the voices of the choir through a progression. ...

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