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Jazz Guitar Licks.com provides free and paid learning material for guitar players.

 

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The blog section provides a lot of free learning material covering many topics grouped into several categories :

JAZZ GUITAR LESSONS

LICKS & TRANSCRIPTIONS

SCALES & ARPEGGIOS

CHORDS

JAZZ STANDARDS

MUSIC THEORY

CHEAT SHEETS AND POSTERS

TEACHER SPOTLIGHT

And so on...

 

Jazz guitar chords

CHORDS

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 2, 3 and 2-4 voicings, etc.

MAJOR TRIADS

MINOR TRIADS

MAJOR SEVENTH

MINOR SEVENTH

DOMINANT SEVENTH

HALF-DIMINISHED

DIMINISHED SEVENTH

MINOR SIXTH

DOMINANT 7 FLAT 5

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

MODES OF THE DOUBLE HARMONIC SCALE

BEBOP SCALES

PENTATONIC SCALES

BLUES SCALES

SYMMETRIC SCALES

 

Guitar scales

 

ARPEGGIOS

Arpeggios 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.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of what you can find arpeggios on this website :

MAJOR 7

MINOR 7

DOMINANT 7

DIMINISHED 7

AUGMENTED MAJOR 7

MAJOR NINTH

and many more

 

Guitar arpeggios

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...

Jazz guitar licks

 

CHEAT SHEETS

A collection of free and paid printable music cheat sheets for teachers and students

MODES OF THE MAJOR SCALE 

HARMONIC MINOR MODES

MELODIC MINOR MODES

 MAJOR 7 ARPEGGIOS

DOMINANT 7 ARPEGGIOS

MINOR 7 ARPEGGIOS

and so on...

 

GUITAR POSTERS

You will find in the following pages some instructional reference posters for guitarists.

GUITAR SCALES

JAZZ GUITAR CHORDS

MODES OF THE MAJOR SCALE

GUITAR ARPEGGIOS

 

Sample guitar scales poster 2

Last edited: 2021-10-12