Jazz Guitar



Jazz guitarists

Jazz guitarists

May 26, 2018
In jazz discussions, the saxophonists and the trumpeters generally dominate the conversation, and rightly so. Equally as integral to the music, though, is the rest of the band. While we ve already listed the pianists, and we ll soon be taking…
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Learning Jazz Guitar

Learning Jazz Guitar

April 1, 2018
One of the biggest hurdles many jazz guitarists face early in their development is being able to connect chords, scales and arpeggios in their playing without having to jump all over the fretboard between shapes. When I was first learning how…
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Jazz Rhythm Guitar

Jazz Rhythm Guitar

March 22, 2018
When learning how to play jazz guitar chords, many of us spend hours working out different voicings, learning chord licks and phrases and putting together the harmonic aspect of comping chords. But what about the rhythmic side? To help you take…
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Jazz riffs Guitar

Jazz riffs Guitar

February 5, 2018
Charlie Christian was the first successful electric guitarist and although he played in swing bands mostly, he was very much influenced by bebop players. He was a student of Eddie Durham - a jazz guitarist who invented the amplified guitar…
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Chord melody Jazz Guitar

Chord melody Jazz Guitar

January 26, 2018
The theme (aka “head” or melody) is always leading the way. This is often overlooked on guitar. I usually think of it like this: I’m playing in a car and the melody is driving. I go where it wants to go! (and the rest of of the music follows too…) Here’s a quick assessment…

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Jazz scales for Guitar

Jazz scales for Guitar

January 21, 2018
Lesson in Diagonal Playing Ok, here’s the deal: you know about jazz guitar scales a little or a lot. You’ve heard about scale positions on the guitar or the CAGED system. You may already be a complete master of scales on the guitar. Or perhaps you’re just a total beginner…

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Jazz Guitar Amplifiers

Jazz Guitar Amplifiers

December 7, 2017
Vox AC30 John uses the old models as well as the re-issues until 2006. He likes the natural distortion of the AC30. Sundown Amplifiers John Scofield has got two old Sundown amps. Each one has a 12 inch speaker. Sundown amps were made by Dennis Kager, but are now out of production…

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Archtop Jazz Guitars

Archtop Jazz Guitars

November 2, 2017
Gibson ES-137 Classic The ES-137 is designed to be an archtop that does not have feedback problems (semi-hollow body). It is similar to the Gibson 135 model, but is lower in price and has the added Mahogany center block that helps to reduce feedback. Though it is not in…

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Jazz chords Guitar progressions

Jazz chords Guitar progressions

September 17, 2017
The chord progression is the backbone of western civilization music. The harmony created by chords provide added expression to the melody. Jazz harmony consists of a set of typical progressions directly derived from the European classical music tradition. The goal of the…

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Beginner Jazz Guitar

Beginner Jazz Guitar

August 27, 2017
Recommended entry level Jazz Guitars in alphabetical order (with quotes from posts): Aria is another brand to consider with the FA70 & FA71. There is a vendor on Ebay is currently (7/15/02) selling new FA71s with a hard shell case for $575 + s/h.I play mine in a…

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Jazz Blues Guitar

Jazz Blues Guitar

May 15, 2017
One of the origins of jazz music is the blues and you can clearly hear that influence in jazz today. In this lesson we ll have a look at the bluesy side of jazz . Blues Scales & the Blue Note The scales that are used the most in blues music are the Mixolydian scale…

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Jody Fisher Jazz Guitar

Jody Fisher Jazz Guitar

May 11, 2017
As I walked the floor of a recent NAMM Show, somehow amidst the din of blaring bass and barkers, my ear caught the sound of a solitary guitarist. Sitting on a stool in the GHS booth was a lone player. The music was stunning. It stopped me in my tracks” John Schroeter…

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Google Jazz Guitar group

Google Jazz Guitar group

April 25, 2017
Why did you choose to go online? The Internet helps us with every aspect of the business: reaching consumers and distributors, making information about our guitars easily accessible, and building our community of fans. After winning the Guitar of the Year Award in 2012…

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Nylon String Jazz Guitar

Nylon String Jazz Guitar

March 28, 2017
Lovely to look at, thrilling to hear. Yours is the nine-foot grand of classicals. - Eugene Arima VIDEO Enjoy this classic performance by Pat Metheny, playing a Manzer Classical Guitar (Estival Jazz Festival in Lugano Switzerland, 9 July 2004). MORE VIDEO Here s Pat Metheny…

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Jazz scales Guitar

Jazz scales Guitar

March 14, 2017
Download your free ebook and explore the world of jazz guitar Type your name & email below In this lesson you ll learn what the dominant bebop scale is, how it looks on the guitar and how you can use this scale in your solos. David Baker was the first one to come…

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Beginning Jazz Guitar

Beginning Jazz Guitar

February 20, 2017
Learning how to play jazz guitar is no cakewalk but then that s what attracts most of us to the style to begin with. Jazz guitar is indeed challenging, however it s also extremely rewarding because the form allows you the ultimate freedom of expression as a musician. But…

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Gypsy Jazz Guitar Strings

Gypsy Jazz Guitar Strings

February 14, 2017
Argentine strings were born more than 60 years ago and have been played by the most famous guitarists from Django REINHARDT to Raphaël FAYS, Boulou FERRE, Pierre LACOMBE, ROMANE, Patrick SAUSSOIS and many others They ignored the crises and fashions and remain the favourite…

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Mickey Baker Jazz Guitar

Mickey Baker Jazz Guitar

February 12, 2017
Yes, that little book packs a lot of dynamite, doesn t it?!?! Let s talk a little about chord forms 4 and 5. First of all, remember that Mickey s fingerings were for a plectrum guitarist that only had a single pick to strum a chord. I believe he chose fingerings that allowed…

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Jazz Guitar practice routine

Jazz Guitar practice routine

December 6, 2016
A reader recently wrote in the following question: I used to play classical guitar, then stopped for a couple of years, and am now trying to teach myself jazz guitar. Here’s the thing: I’m a college student. Between classes, homework, and work, it’s hard to get in practice…

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Solo Jazz Guitar arrangements

Solo Jazz Guitar arrangements

November 16, 2016
When learning to solo over major family chords, many jazz guitarists explore the Ionian sound (Maj7) and the Lydian sound (Maj7#11), but there is a third major chord color, and that is the Lydian Augmented sound (Maj7#5). Though you don’t see many Maj7#5 chords in jazz standard…

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Jazz Guitar songs

Jazz Guitar songs

November 10, 2016
Sunny, a song written by Bobby Hebb in 1963, is one of the most performed and recorded pop songs. It was written as a tribute to John F. Kennedy, but also to Bobby Hebb’s brother, who was killed during a mugging on the same day Kennedy was murdered (November 22, 1963). Sunny…

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