Jazz-guitarists

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

Shell voicings for jazz guitar are one of the greatest ways to either go back to basics (to better understand harmony on the guitar) or, plainly, to get started comping. So, forget about memorizing tons of chord shapes. You simply need a few...

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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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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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Charlie Christian (1916-1942)

Charlie Christian (Charles Henry) is the most well known of the early amplified jazz guitarists. He's considered by many to be the father of bebop guitar. We can even go as far as saying that Christian was a key figure in the development of bebop...

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