Jazz-standards

Jazz Guitar for Rock Guitarists

Speaking from personal experience, jazz guitar seemed like rocket science coming from the rock world. This isn't a knock on rock, because I think there's also a lot that jazz players can learn from rock players, but it was a wake-up call all the...

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Three Revelations That Will Improve Your Guitar Playing

Here are three revelations that have nothing to do with the technical and theoretical aspects of playing Jazz Guitar that will help you take the next steps in your musical journey and improve your guitar playing. These three points usually strike...

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The Dummies' Guide to Jazz Standards - for Jazz Guitarists

   

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Learning Jazz Standards

Question by Karl (Boston, MA, USA)

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Yesterdays - Chord Melody, Single-Note Solo, & Chord Shapes

Composed by Jerome Kern Tune's History Yesterdays is among the most popular tunes in our "Great American Songbook." It was composed by Jerome Kern in 1933 for the Broadway show Roberta with lyrics by Otto Harbach. Make sure not to confuse this...

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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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