Jazz Guitar



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…
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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…
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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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Jazz Guitars for sale

Jazz Guitars for sale

November 2, 2016
On February 27, New York City-based Guernsey’s auction house will conduct an auction of some of the rarest guitars in history, including instruments played by and signed by some of the biggest names in rock and jazz. Presented from several private collections, the Guitar…

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Guitars N Jazz

Guitars N Jazz

October 11, 2016
About Eastman In 1992, Qian Ni, who had come to the United States from China to study music, founded Eastman Strings. In the beginning, he and his two musician colleagues bought instruments from Western-trained violin makers from their home town in China, but before long…

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Jazz Guitar exercises

Jazz Guitar exercises

September 26, 2016
One of the most common questions I get from my students and readers is, “I know what jazz chords to study, but how to I practice them in a practical, musical way?” To help answer this question, I’ve put together an exercise that uses all the inversions of any chords you…

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Jazz songs for Guitar

Jazz songs for Guitar

September 24, 2016
(By Mike in Woodbridge , Virginia, USA.) This is my rendition of the Jazz Standard “Tenderly”, music by Walter Gross and words by Jack Lawrence. The chords are mostly taken directly from The New Real Book . I hope you enjoy it. (By Jean-Pierre Vimont, Aulnay sous Bois, France)…

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Ibanez Jazz Guitars

Ibanez Jazz Guitars

September 20, 2016
For a decade now, Ibanez has continued to energize the hollow-body segment with wide range of designs-with everything from rockin hybrids to straight-up jazz-boxes. The new Expressionist line begins yet anotherchapter in the Artcore story. The Expressionist difference?…

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Early Jazz guitarists

Early Jazz guitarists

September 16, 2016
“Like it or not, guitarists apart from Charlie Christian do not rank in importance in jazz as highly as horn players or pianists, ” wrote guitarist Duck Baker in response to an informal survey sent to a few of our contributors asking who they thought were the most under-appreciated…

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Beginner Jazz Guitar songs

Beginner Jazz Guitar songs

July 7, 2016
I remember as a kid loving the sound of jazz and especially jazz guitar. I decided to attempt to learn on my own by learning some chords from a Micky Baker jazz method book and trying to copy some of the licks I heard on records or the radio. I even went as far as learning…

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Jazz Guitar chords

Jazz Guitar chords

June 9, 2016
Major 7 Major 7th chords are the first chords that we will learn. They sound very jazzy and are very hip. Below are two examples of how to play a Maj 7 chords (Maj 7 chords are also denoted with a triangle, but I can t make the computer do that, so I ll use Maj 7). Note…

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Black Jazz guitarists

Black Jazz guitarists

June 7, 2016
This is FRESH AIR. I m Dave Davies, in for Terry Gross. Jazz guitarist, composer and arranger Jim Hall died in his sleep earlier this week. He was 83. Hall was known for a subtle, lyrical playing style; a gift for innovation; and collaborations with a host of talented musicians;…

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Jazz Guitar Tutorial

Jazz Guitar Tutorial

June 1, 2016
We learned in the jazz guitar chord tutorial that chords are built by stacking 3rds and most western music today uses nothing but this kind of chords. There are also chords based on fourths instead of thirds. These chords in fourths were made popular by McCoy Tyner (John…

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Jazz Guitar chord melody arrangements

Jazz Guitar chord melody arrangements

May 8, 2016
Learning how to play chord melody arrangements is something that many jazz guitarists strive for in their practice room. While many of us want to play arrangements in the style of our favorite players, we often don’t know where to start or how to work out a chord melody…

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Intro To Jazz Guitar

Intro To Jazz Guitar

December 9, 2015
When learning how to play jazz guitar, one of the most common progressions guitarists check out is the jazz blues progression. Since it is a fundamental form in just about every genre of modern music, the blues is a natural first step for guitarists who are moving into jazz…

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Yamaha Jazz Guitar

Yamaha Jazz Guitar

August 2, 2015
Colors / Finishes PAC1511MS NAT: Mike Stern Signature Pacifica Guitar Please enter a correct zipcode. From his days with the Brecker Brothers and Miles Davis to this string of successful solo albumns and tours, Mike Stern s credentials are indisputable. Throughout his career…

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Jazz Guitars

Jazz Guitars

February 3, 2015
I was contacted via Twitter by Brad and had a listen to his Youtube channel and loved what I heard; tasteful, in the tradition but not in anyway painting by numbers if that makes sense- check it out. I was glad he agreed to an interview. Thanks Brad! What/who were your initial…

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Jazz Guitar chords charts

Jazz Guitar chords charts

September 10, 2015
Download your free ebook and explore the world of jazz guitar Type your name & email below Here’s a chord chart with the 17 chord shapes every beginning jazz guitarist should know. Practice these chords by playing the chord progressions below the chord chart. The…

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