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  • NEW PDF eBook available | 11 blues-jazz progressions for guitar | Chords and comping studies

    11 blues jazz progression for jazz guitar - Pdf eBookA new printable PDF eBook is available. It's about 11 blues progressions for jazz guitar with tabs, analysis (with roman numerals), explanations and audio files, divided into four chapters :

    1- Blues progressions and variations
    2- Chord studies
    3- Guitar walking-bass studies
    4 -Rhythm patterns

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  • Misty (Erroll Garner) analysis - Arrangement with chords & melody - Jazz guitar lesson

    Misty is a jazz standard written by Erroll Garner following a 32-bar progression in the key of Eb including some common chord sequences as II-V-I, I-VI-II-V. A very popular ballad that has crossed over genres of music for the past 50 years (1959). This post in analysis of this song reffering to the realbook including a youtube video lesson about a chord melody arrangement for jazz guitar. 

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  • 21 Jazz guitar licks with tabs on youtube

    A new video has just been uploaded on the youtube channel. This lesson contains the 21 most recent jazz guitar licks & transcriptions posted on the channel. 

    Here is the summary :

    1. 10 Kenny Burrell licks
    2. II-V7alt-I lick 
    3. Clifford Brown solo transcription 
    4. Eric Gale solo transcription 
    5. Grant Green airegin solo transcription 
    6. Duet in F - Berklee 
    7. John Scofield Wee #1 
    8. John Scofield Wee #2 
    9. John Scofield Wee #3 
    10. Dominant 7th lick 
    11. Soul jazz lick 
    12. Jazz blues lick 

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  • Mastering the basic jazz scales on the guitar

    Mastering basic jazz guitar scalesWhen you want to master the jazz language, one of the first thing to do is to learn scales and modes. Memorize the fingerings on the fretboard. Memorize their names, their compositions. Make the difference between a major, a minor, an augmented or a diminished scale. How many tones in this one, how many half-tones in this other one. Knowing which scales work with which chords. In the long run the practice of scales can be confusing and seems a never ending. Here are some tricks and tips to work out on scales while developing your musical ear, your guitar technique and your theoretical knowledges.

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  • 10 easy Wes Montgomery jazz guitar licks / transcriptions | Dominant 7th

     

    Wes Montgomery jazz guitar licks lessonsWes Montgomery was an american guitar jazz player, considered as one of the greatest jazz guitarist of all time. He has influenced and influence again a lot of jazz guitarists. His playing is characterized by the use of his thumb instead of a pick with incredible dexterity. His guitar solos are gold mines for jazz guitar students.

    He often approached his guitar solos by following the same chords progression in three ways and in the same order:

    1. In single note lines using arpeggios, scales and modes.
    2. By playing octaves.
    3. By playing block chords.

    Wes Montgomery played almost exclusively on a Gibson L-5 CES plugged most of the time into Fender amps (super reverb, twin reverb, deluxe). He also played on Gibson L-7, Gibson L-4, Es-175, ES-125D.

    You will find in this free jazz guitar lesson 10 easy dominant 7th jazz guitar licks with tabs transcribed from "West coast blues". They are all in the key of Bb and time signature is 3/4.


     

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  • NEW eBook PDF | 25 soul jazz guitar licks with tabs, analysis, scales charts and diagrams.

    25 jazz soul licks PDF eBook with tabs

    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 DonaldsonBig John PattonJimmy "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 GreenMelvin 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...

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    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).

    MORE INFORMATIONS ABOUT THIS "25 SOUL JAZZ GUITAR LICKS eBOOK" HERE

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  • Guitar duet in F | A modern method for guitar | Youtube video

    "A modern method for guitar" (Berklee press) is a book written by William Leavitt. 

    This beginning-level book teaches a wide range of guitar and music fundamentals like: scales, melodic, chords & arpeggios studies, how to read music, accompaniment techniques, special exercises for developing technique in both hands, a unique approach to voice leading using moveable chord forms, and more. It is specifically designed to help guitar students to accomplish two fundamental things :

    • Teaching to read music (improve your sight reading).
    • Developping dexterity of both hands.

    There are three volumes in this collection.

    This new video posted on the youtube channel is about a guitar duet called " Duet in F " taken from this guitar method. As its name implies it is a guitar duet (20 measures) in the key of F including altered notes, chromaticisms and chords of 3 notes . It is very interesting and quite easy to play, provided to be able to read music because there is no tabs in this book but only scores. Please note that it is played "swing" in the video even if there is no mention that you have to play it "swing" in the book. Free to you to play it with "swing feel" or "straight feel".

    This video contains score and is divided in 3 parts : 

    1. Both guitar parts together 
    2. First guitar only at 0:51
    3. Second guitar only at 1:41

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  • The locrian bebop scale | Guitar diagrams and lick

    Locrian bebop scale 1 diagram 1Here is the fouth part of the bebop scales section. This is about the locrian bebop scale. This scale has the same notes as the locrian mode including a passing tone (5) between the flat five (b5) and the minor sixth (b6). It is commonly played over half diminished (m7b5) chords (in a minor 2-5-1 sequence for example)

    You will find guitar fretboard diagrams and a minor II-V-I lick using the locrian bebop scale in the locrian bebop scale page.

    Related lessons /

    The major bebop scale | Guitar diagrams and fingerings

    The dominant bebop scale  | Guitar diagrams and fingerings

    The dorian bebop scale  | Guitar diagrams and fingerings

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