Grant Green guitar lesson
A new printable PDF eBook dedicated to soul jazz guitar licks is now available for download.
Soul jazz (sometimes called "jazz-funk) is a form of jazz commonly associated with hard bop. It has strong influences from blues, rhythm & blues and gospel. You can also go listen to Lou Donaldson, Big John Patton, Jimmy "Hammond" Smith, to soak up this style.
All these licks are two bars licks in the key of Bb7 and inspired by great guitarists as Grant Green, Melvin sparks, Wes Montgomery or Kenny Burrell. They are essentially built with notes from the minor, major pentatonic and minor blues scale.
As usual each lick is analysed and accompanied by a quality audio file. A backing track is also included in the package.
Why all these licks are in the same key ?
To simplify learning, it's easier to memorize them, then you can make the connection between each lick to built longer guitar solos. Once you have learnt these licks, the aim is to play them in different keys, add notes and fret hand techniques (bends, hammer-on, pull-off, slides) vary the rhythm...
Package details :
- 1 printable PDF eBook with 25 soul jazz guitar licks in Bb7 with tabs, scales charts, guitar fretboard diagrams (5 boxes for each scales) and analysis.
- 1 soul jazz backing track (Quality mp3 audio file).
- 25 soul jazz guitar licks audio files (Quality mp3 audio files).
Here is a jazz guitar lesson to learn how to play over a VI7 - II - V7 - I7 chord progression in the style of Grant Green. The following jazz guitar tab is a solo transcription of Grant Green in "N° 1 Green street". Grant Green used to play a diminished arpeggio on the first bar followed by notes from the harmonic minor scale and altered lines for the rest of his improvisation.
Grant Green is surely one of the most important jazz guitar player. His guitar playing was influenced by blues, rythm'n blues and bebop music. He is reknowed for his clear sound using the most of the time is Gibson ES 330 with P90 pickups plugged into Fender amps. He used a lot diminished arpeggio over VI-II-V-I chord progressions. I advise you to listen to "n°1 Green street " or "Blues for Willaren" to hear this clear sound and understand how he used these arpeggios.
You can also take a look at the Grant Stand' s guitar solo analysis.
Here is the Grant Green jazz licks youtube playlist