Jazz-guitarists

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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Jazz Guitar Albums: 5 Essential Must-Have Recordings You Should Listen To Now

The Ultimate Selection of "the best of the best" Essential Jazz Guitar Albums, Old and New Sure, there's thousands of great albums that have been recorded to this day. But some legendary jazz guitarists have that universal sound that reaches and...

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Favorite and Best Jazz Guitarists: Who Are The Greats of Jazz Guitar?

The Most Influential and Favorite Jazz Guitarists of All Eras Learning about the iconic and influential jazz guitarists is important if you want to become aware of the (still ongoing) evolution of the genre. Want to put yourself in the...

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Wes Montgomery (1923-1968)

John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery is the most influential bebop guitarist of past and present times. Basically, he's the one that changed both the mentality of players that followed AND the way the instrument is played. It's hard to hear anything...

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Grant Green (1935-1979)

Grant Green is one of the most underrated jazz guitarists in history. His signature sound - dry, and mostly bluesy single note lines - became a fixture on the Blue Note record label in 1960s. These recordings had a widespread impact on the future...

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Chord Melody For Jazz Guitar: How-to on Jazz Standards

Harmonizing Tunes, Playing Solo Guitar, and More ... Chord melody means playing the melody and the chords simultaneously. Jazz guitarists perform this on any given song. Typically, we perform this on jazz standards.

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