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Open String Voicings For Jazz Guitar

  Jazz Chords A properly placed chord with open strings can really... ahem... *open* up your sound, while you are playing ballads or chord melodies, Believe it or not, this isn't unusual at all - guitarists like Lenny Breau and Ed Bickert both...

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Jazz Guitar Toolbox 2.2 - Essential Jazz Progressions

Welcome back to Jazz Guitar Toolbox, the series that covers essential skills every jazz guitarist should know! Today's lesson is all about chord progressions. Simply put, a chord progression is a specific order of chords. Most jazz standards use...

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Jazz Guitar Toolbox 1.3 - Basic Jazz Arpeggios

Welcome back to Jazz Guitar Toolbox, where we cover essential skills that every jazz guitarist should know. This lesson is all about a crucial tool for improvisation: arpeggios! In jazz guitar, an arpeggio is when you play the tones of a chord in...

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Jazz Guitar Toolbox 2.1 - Twelve Essential Chords

Welcome back to Jazz Guitar Toolbox, the series where we cover the absolute essential skills that every jazz guitarist should know. Today we're covering what many jazz guitarists are known for: chords! There are thousands of jazz guitar chords -...

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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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Jazz Guitar Chords in Scales

After you learn the basic jazz guitar chords, the next step is learning how they relate to the most commonly used scales in jazz. For anyone taking theory notes, this is called learning the diatonic chords of the scales! ✍️ Diatonic chords are...

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