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Reading Exercises for Jazz Guitar

Reading Exercise #28 A Guest Post by Michael Berard

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Jazz Improvisation on Bossa Novas and Brazilian Standards

Bossa Novas and Brazilian tunes sound oh-so-good. Tunes written by Jobim are almost ubiquitous, with classics like "Girl from Ipanema" and "Desafinado" being favorites for jazzers and non-jazzers alike.  If you've ever tried to play one though,...

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How to Sound Jazzy with Altered Dominants

You know the drill: as jazz players, we're always looking for ways to add nice chromatic notes and altered dominants into our solos. So this lesson is yet another way to solve one of the most typical issues for beginning and intermediate jazz...

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The Post-Holdsworth Jazz Vocabulary for Modern Jazz Guitar

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Use Double-Stops Melodically

What's a double stop? On guitar, the term "double stops" means two notes played simultaneously. Another way to think of them is as intervals: thirds, fourths, sixths, and so on. Guitarists including Johnny Smith, Jim Hall and others used double...

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Top Secret Tool for Improv

Easy Parallel Motion Lines Welcome to video number 2 of our Hands-On Jazz Guitar series. The goal of this series is to do some “hands-on” playing. Often, we intellectualize the process of learning jazz, so instead we will work on doing both:...

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