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Best Practices for Learning and Teaching Jazz Guitar

A guest post by Matthew Rusk of MGRMusic.com Teaching jazz guitar and learning to play it, can often feel like an isolated experience. Especially, if you're practising individually without the support of other guitarists. Yet, put a few...

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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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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 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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