Jazz-guitar-improvisation

How to Outline the Changes for Jazz Guitar

Learn to Play Over These Common Progressions (w/ Video + Audio) You ever wonder how some improvisers can play lines without any accompaniment but still manage to make all of the changes stand out? Well, today we'll be going over how they approach...

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Jazz Guitarists: How to Learn Bebop Guitar

What Is Bebop Guitar? Bebop guitar is the musical language of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk played on guitar. In simple terms, the bebop style consists of fast single-note chromatic lines over top Tin Pan Alley jazz...

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How to Solo on II-V-I

The Most Common Progression in Jazz Hello again! I'm so glad you could join us again. If you're reading this, it might be because you are interested in learning how to solo on II-V-I progressions. Seeing as how this is, in fact, the most common...

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Level Up Your Jazz Blues Licks

(guest post by Leigh Fuge) Even if you’re very proficient in playing blues, entering the world of Jazz might seen like a tall order. Jazz is a theoretically and technically demanding world for guitar players. Here are some crossover licks you can...

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How to Play What You Hear for Jazz Guitarists

In this short video and blog lesson, we'll discuss three ways to play what you hear as jazz guitarists. Three Ways to Play what you hear Play What You Hear Tip #1: Reduce the Constraints! Play What You Hear Tip #2: Play What You Sing! (And...

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Creating Melodic Lines from Scales and Arpeggios

How not to sound like a textbook when you're soloing You can get started creating your own melodic lines with simple scales and arpeggios immediately. It is so often understood in jazz improvisation that we are to play the "right" notes over...

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