Jazz-guitar

Anyone Can Play Jazz Guitar

Jazz guitar is something that seems to intrigue lots of people but also seems to discourage just as many. 

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Jazz Improvisation on Bossa Novas and Brazilian Standards

Bossa Novas and Brazilian tunes sound oh-so-good. Tunes written by Jobim are almost ubiquitous, with classics like "Girl from Ipanema" and "Desafinado" being favorites for jazzers and non-jazzers alike.  If you've ever tried to play one though,...

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Garzone Chromaticism for Improvisation

There are many ways that you can take chromaticism and incorporate it into your playing. In the last blog, we gave an introduction to chromaticism and how to begin practicing it. In this one, we're going to wrap that all up by providing you with...

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How to Play Solar - Improvising Tools for ii-V-I Progressions

Let's face it. You'll never be at a jazz jam session without someone calling a tune with a few (or a lot) of ii-V-Is in it. Would it even be a jazz jam session if they didn't? And, there's a good chance that tune might even be Solar! On that...

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5 Tips for Avoiding Back Pain While Playing Your Guitar

Guest post by Dr. Brent Wells

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A Practical Guide for Preventing Back Pain While Playing Guitar

Guest post by Gavin Whitner Whether you prefer to sit or stand while you’re playing your guitar, it’s so important to look after your body and well-being. For example, if you’re playing for extended periods of time, it’s easy to find yourself in...

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