Voicings

How to Use Passing and Diminished Chords for Walking Dominants

Move Between Chords by "Walking" Walking chords are to jazz guitar comping what walking bass is to a bass line. The focus of this lesson will be to play chords in a “walking” fashion on the fretboard. I'm not talking about walking bass lines with...

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How to Learn 96 Jazz Guitar Voicings in 10 minutes

A jazz guitar voicing is a specific arrangement of the notes of a chord. The most common chord voicings used in jazz guitar are called Drop 2 and Drop 3 voicings - these were used by guitarists like Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, and countless others.

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The Definitive Jazz Guitar Chord Chart for Beginners

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9 Steps to Understanding Jazz Voicings and Chord Inversions

It's about getting the right DEFINITIONS to start with! This blog post accompanies the video above. In short, I personally found a little gap in my students with regards to voicings and inversions, as used in jazz context.  Most of the...

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Parallel Harmony

Adding Parallel Motion to Your Chord Melody The goal of this series is to actually put a lick under your fingers. Here, there’s no more searching for ideas in the sea of jazz theory information. We’ll give stuff you need to play and be creative....

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Walking Bass with Chords for Jazz Guitar

Jazz Guitar Walking + Comping Tutorial Hey there, Marc here! I've got a great lesson for you on walking bass with chords for jazz guitar. This technique is very useful as a guitarist, as we often find ourselves in duo situations. Today, I'll give...

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