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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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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...

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Scale Patterns for Jazz Guitar

Breaking Out of Boxes Hey everyone! Marc here with another lesson for ya. Today, we're going to be talking about scale patterns for jazz guitar and some of the problems I see among my students when learning them.

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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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Beginning Jazz Blues Improvisation

Jazz Guitar Scales Shortcut Being able to play the blues convincingly is crucial for any professional or aspiring jazz musician. Many players look at the chord progression on blues and think, "That's easy!"

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How to Improvise on Minor ii-V Progressions

Tackling Half-Diminished and Altered Dominants In my experience as a teacher, I have come to find that minor ii-V progressions tend to trouble players far more than a regular ii-V.

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