Blog - Jazz Guitar Lessons
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This blog covers different subjects and contains several useful lessons both for beginners, intermediates and advanced jazz guitar players.
Whether you're looking for tips on playing jazz guitar, this blog surely has the information you crave and will help you expand your music knowledge and technical skills.
You will find here tutorials grouped into several distinct categories:
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This printable PDF eBook is dedicated to Smooth Jazz Licks in the tradition of George Benson, Pat Metheny, Ronnie Jordan, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour and many more.
It is designed both for teachers and students who want to expand their theoretical knowledge and guitar technique .
Lesson by Steve Down
Here is a transcription for guitar of So What by Miles Davis. This video lesson provides the tab of the main theme and the whole Miles Davis solo. A good introduction to modal playing on guitar thus showing how Miles Davis used the Dorian mode (D Dorian and Eb Dorian).
This guitar chart contains 12 shapes that show how to play the main dominant scales used in jazz music (Mixolydian, Lydian dominant, Mixolydian b9, Mixolydian b13, dominant bebop, Phrygian dominant).
You'll find in this blog post several cheat sheets for guitarists about the Phrygian mode, third mode of the major scale. These infographics are related to the YouTube video below. They show how this minor scale is built, how to play it on guitar, what are the related chords, how to use it over common chord progressions, etc.
This infographic chart with guitar shapes show the main 6 major scales used in jazz:
- Ionian Mode
- Major Pentatonic
- Lydian Mode
- Major Bebop
- Lydian Pentatonic
- Lydian Augmented
This infographic with guitar shapes show the main 6 minor scales used in jazz as :
- Minor pentatonic
- Minor blues
- Dorian mode
- Aeolian mode
- Melodic minor
- Harmonic minor
This blog post contains free cheat sheets (infographics) for guitar players about the Dorian mode. You will find useful information on how to play chords, arpeggios and minor licks directly related to this minor scale.
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Major Scale Aka Ionian Mode - YouTube Video - Cheat Sheets For Guitar - Scales, Chords, Patterns and Licks
Here are some free cheat sheets for guitar teachers and students about the Ionian mode aka The Major Scale. Here, you'll find chord and scale shapes with easy patterns and licks related to the Ionian mode.
Here is a video transcription for guitar of Ryland by Julian Lage. TAB, Sheet music and PDF available.
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Lesson by Fabrizio Brusca
Oh, Lady Be Good by Lester Young is Second video from the chapter "Jazz Language And Improvisation Techniques Serie".
In this chapter, Fabrizio made a selection of some famous solos that show how jazz phrasing has been developped from 1925 until these days. Each video of the serie (organized in a chronological order) features a history of jazz masters that have contributed to the evolution of jazz.
These lines have been transposed on guitar trying to respect all the original instrument nuances and embellishments.
This infographic show guitar shapes and formulas of the 6 main pentatonic scales used in jazz music (and any other styles) :
- Minor pentatonic
- Major pentatonic
- Dominant pentatonic
- Dorian pentatonic
You will find more detailed information about these scales by making a search on this website.
This guitar lesson sheds light on the different types of minor modes and scales that can be used in jazz music. They are built with different combinations of intervals starting on different steps of several scales as the major scale, the melodic minor, the harmonic minor, the harmonic major, the pentatonic scale and the bebop scale.
Lesson by Adam Hernandez (jamsville)
In this YouTube video lesson Adam shares the Top 7 habits that can help guitar players progress. Start implementing these advices and you will certainly be on your way to play guitar at a highest level:
The world of jazz guitar books can be a daunting and overwhelming experience for the beginning guitarist. There are literally thousands of books on jazz guitar, many with similar content and information.
Some books are better suited to learning chords, while others are designed to enhance reading skills, still others are meant to teach improvisation concepts. Some books attempt to cover all of these bases. Some of the most useful are collections of transcribed solos and etudes.
Fortunately for you, I have been studying jazz guitar for 15 years and have practiced and taught from many of the best jazz guitar books available on the market.
Whether your focus is developing a strong sense of rhythm, building your improvisational skills, mastering a wide range of chord voicings, progressions, and substitutions, or understanding the theory that ties all of it together, you can use this list of the best jazz guitar books to help guide your path!
This video recently posted on the YouTube channel contains 10 Mike stern lines with tabs and standard notation transcribed from the solo of "Chatter".