Welcome To Jazz Guitar Licks
Everything you ever wanted to know about jazz guitar chords is here. How they are built, how to play them on guitar .
These lessons with tab, charts, diagrams and practice tips give useful information on triads (major, minor, diminished, augmented,etc.), tetrads (seventh and sixth chords) , extended chords (9th, 11th, 13th) , altered chords, drop voicings, etc.
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Jazz guitar scales are very important devices when learning jazz guitar.
You will find in these lessons the most important scales and modes that any jazz guitar player need to know such as diatonic scales, melodic minor, harmonic minor, harmonic major, melodic minor, symmetic, pentatonic scales, bebop scales, blues scales.
Each article contains charts, exercices, theoretical explanations and guitar shapes.
Here is the list of the printable PDF methods with audio files available for download.
Each eBook contains exercises with tab, standard notation, charts, guitar diagrams, theoretical explanations and numeral analysis.
They also have the advantage of being quite easy to learn and to play on guitar, that's the reason why beginners generally start to learn jazz improvisation using arpeggios.
There is a plethora of arpeggios used in jazz such as triads (minor, major, diminished, augmented, sus2, sus4), tetrads aka four-note arpeggios (maj7, min7, dom7, dim7, m7b5, 7sus4, 7sus2, min6, maj6, etc).
There are also five-note arpeggios (min9, maj9, dom9), six-note arpeggios (min11, dom11, maj11) seven-notes arpeggios (maj13, min13, dom13) and other types as altered arpeggios (maj7#11, 7b13, 7#5).
Arpeggios are directly related to chords because these are chords whose notes are played one by one. Here is a non-exhaustive list of what you can find about arpeggios on this website :
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Learning basic jazz patterns, essential licks or riffs and lines taken from improvised solos of the greatest jazz players can be very helpful to expand your jazz vocabulary.
This section offers some exercices with tab, standard notation, audio files and theory based on classic jazz lines transcibed from famous jazz musicians such as Wes Montgomery, Emily Remler, Kenny Burrell, George Benson, Miles Davis, Joe Pass, Pat Martino, John Scofield, Barney Kessel, Grant Green, Charlie Christian.
Some of these jazz lines are accompanied with YouTube videos.
Last edited: 07/13/2020