Welcome To Jazz Guitar Licks

 

CHORDS

jazz guitar chordsEverything 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.​​

MAJOR TRIADS​

MINOR TRIADS

MAJOR SEVENTH CHORDS

MINOR SEVENTH CHORDS

DOMINANT SEVENTH CHORDS

HALF-DIMINISHED CHORDS

DIMINISHED SEVENTH CHORDS

DOMINANT SEVENTH FLAT NINTH CHORDS

and many more

SCALES

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.

MODES OF THE MAJOR SCALES

MODES OF THE HARMONIC MINOR SCALE

MODES OF THE HARMONIC MAJOR SCALE

MODES OF THE MELODIC MINOR SCALE

BEBOP SCALES

PENTATONIC SCALES

BLUES SCALES

SYMMETRIC SCALES

 

ARPEGGIOS

Jazz guitar arpeggiosArpeggios are very used tools when improvising on chord changes because they easily outline the harmony of any jazz tune. 

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 :

MAJOR 7 ARPEGGIOS

MINOR 7 ARPEGGIOS

DOMINANT 7 ARPEGGIOS

DIMINISHED 7 ARPEGGIOS

AUGMENTED MAJOR 7 ARPEGGIOS

MAJOR NINTH ARPEGGIOS

and many more

 

LICKS AND SOLO TRANSCRIPTIONS

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.

MILES DAVIS

WES MONTGOMERY

JOHN SCOFIELD

JOE PASS

GRANT GREEN

CHARLIE CHRISTIAN

KENNY BURRELL

and more...

FREE LESSONS

The blog section provides a lot of jazz guitar lessons covering many topics grouped into several categories :

JAZZ GUITAR LESSONS

LICKS & TRANSCRIPTIONS

SCALES & ARPEGGIOS

CHORDS

JAZZ STANDARDS

MUSIC THEORY

And many more so go check them out !!!

 

Last edited: 09/18/2020