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All Things Jazz Blues: Everything You Need to Know About a Jazz Blues

The blues in all of its variations is one of the most important things to master for any musician, and that's doubly so for jazz players.

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Introduction to Rhythm Changes for Jazz Guitar

How to Improvise and Play Chords on the "I Got Rhythm" Chord Progression -- One of the Most Common Progression in Jazz Oh, we've all heard it. The so-called "Rhythm Changes," as it is commonly known, is a set of chord changes based on George...

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Jazz Chord Melody Hacks for Guitarists

Play Better on Jazz Standards and Save Time As guitar players, one thing we have over other non-harmonic instruments is that we can do things like play chord melody.

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How To Build A Chord Melody in 3 Easy Steps

On guitar, a chord melody is an arrangement of a song that includes both the melody and the harmony (chords) simultaneously. Chord melodies are often used in formats where guitar is the sole harmonic instrument: for example, solo guitar, or...

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Five Chord Melody Tips and Stuff for Jazz Guitarists of ALL levels

Here's a straightforward and easy to apply lesson to perk up your chord melody playing. Here are five tips for jazz guitarists of all levels regarding the fine art (and science) of playing harmony and melody simultaneously on the guitar.

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How to Play Shell Voicings for Jazz Guitar (3-Note Chords)

"Shell voicings" are a family of chord shapes found on the lower strings of the guitar, which include only the essential tones (1, 3 and 7) of each chord. These voicings were pioneered by guitarists like Freddie Green and Django Reinhardt, and are a...

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