Jazz-guitar-improvisation

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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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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