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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 most fun and effective way to practice jazz guitar chords is playing chord progressions. Here are 3 exercises that should get these beginner’s chords under your fingers:
Exercise 1: in this exercise you will be playing a series of 2 5 1 progressions. Use a simple rhythm so you can concentrate on the chords.
Here’s the backing track for your practice:
Exercise 2: this exercise combines the beginner’s chords with a walking bass line.
Here’s the rhythm track:
Exercise 3: this chord exercise includes diminished chords:
The backing track:
Also check out the shell chord chart (shell chords are the most basic jazz guitar chords): Shell Chords (For Beginners)