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Revamp Your Chord Vocabulary

So, you've learned your basic jazz guitar voicings - drop 2, drop 3, etc. Maybe now you're craving a more personal chord vocabulary, much like how Bill Evans or Ben Monder have their own distinct chordal sound. So, how do you get there? Well, I...

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Podcast #44 - Chord Synonyms

A powerful tool that doesn't get mentioned enough is chord synonyms - chords with enough similar notes that they can be used interchangeably. It can be overwhelming to learn all your inversions for every chord type in every key, etc. Using...

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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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How to Outline the Changes for Jazz Guitar

Learn to Play Over These Common Progressions (w/ Video + Audio) You ever wonder how some improvisers can play lines without any accompaniment but still manage to make all of the changes stand out? Well, today we'll be going over how they approach...

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A Gentle Introduction to Guitar Chord Theory

How to Fully Understand Chord Construction, Triads, Seventh Chords and Extensions  Guitar Chord Theory Guitar chord theory is the study of chords on the guitar. This includes understanding chord tones, different types of chords (triads vs...

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The Ultimate Guide to Dominant Chords for Jazz Guitar

Dominant chords can often be a source of confusion for new guitarists. So, in this post I'll do my best to make it as clear and easy to understand as possible. In music theory, a dominant seventh chord is a chord made up of the chord tones 1 3 5...

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