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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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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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Beginning Jazz Blues Improvisation

Jazz Guitar Scales Shortcut Being able to play the blues convincingly is crucial for any professional or aspiring jazz musician. Many players look at the chord progression on blues and think, "That's easy!"

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How to Improvise on Minor ii-V Progressions

Tackling Half-Diminished and Altered Dominants In my experience as a teacher, I have come to find that minor ii-V progressions tend to trouble players far more than a regular ii-V.

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How to Play Fast

Practice Techniques & Subdivision Control One thing I have always noticed from my students is the desire to learn how to play fast. Now, as a teacher, sometimes I shake my head at the obsession with speed. At the same time, however, I understand...

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Reading Exercises for Jazz Guitar

Reading Exercise #28 A Guest Post by Michael Berard

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