Jazz-improv

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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Level Up Your Jazz Blues Licks

(guest post by Leigh Fuge) Even if you’re very proficient in playing blues, entering the world of Jazz might seen like a tall order. Jazz is a theoretically and technically demanding world for guitar players. Here are some crossover licks you can...

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Creating Melodic Lines from Scales and Arpeggios

How not to sound like a textbook when you're soloing You can get started creating your own melodic lines with simple scales and arpeggios immediately. It is so often understood in jazz improvisation that we are to play the "right" notes over...

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Jazz Improvisation: The Ultimate Guide for Guitarists

Jazz Improvisation: How to Use Scales, Arpeggios and Guide-Tones for Jazz Guitar What is jazz improvisation? Jazz improvisation is the art of creating melodic lines spontaneously.  The rhythm, melody and harmony inspire jazz improvisation.  The...

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Playing With Expression via Ballads

In the sea of jazz information that's out there, it's easy to forget that what we're all really trying to do is play expressive, emotional music.  A great way to get back into the mindset of playing music, rather than just running scales, is to...

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Jazz Phrasing and Playing the "Right" Notes

Advanced Jazz Guitar Lesson Hello there! Marc here for another lesson. Today's lesson is called "Jazz Phrasing and Playing the 'Right' Notes". Here, we're going to talk about the importance of being able to phrase cohesively versus the importance...

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