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.
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This lesson is the third part of the serie "Jazz Guitar Lines Over Common Chord Changes" that provides easy jazz guitar licks for beginners to play over II V, II V I and I IV II V progressions. These lines are majoritarily built with the major blues scale, the Mixolydian mode and a whole-tone scale motif.
Arpeggios Over II V I and I VI II V Chord Changes - Guitar Lesson With PDF, Shapes and Video (part 2)
In this guitar lesson with shapes, tab, video and analysis you will learn how to use seventh arpeggios over important jazz chord sequences as minor & major II V , major II V I and I vi ii V progressions. You'll find the link to the PDF at the bottom of the page.
Jazz Guitar Phrases Over Common Changes - II V I and I VI II V - PDF With Tab, Shapes and Video (part 1)
This short jazz guitar study with tab, score and chord charts provides some easy jazz lines to apply over three common chord progressions found in jazz. These licks will help you better understand what scales and modes can be used over basic chord changes. You'll find a link to the free PDF at the end of this lesson.
An altered chord is a chord containing one (or several) altered notes that don't belong to the diatonic scale. These notes are the b5 (flat fifth), #5 (sharp fifth), b9 (flat ninth), #9 (sharp ninth). In other words, altered chords are diatonic chords where the fifth and/or the ninth have been lowered or raised by one semitone.
In this guitar lesson we will see that they can be grouped into three disctinct families that are (major, minor and dominant) and also how to play them on guitar.
This serie provided by our favorite backing track channel on YouTube is a collection of 3/4 drum tracks for practicing your favorite musical exercises (scales, chord comping, warm-up, etc) as you would do with a metronome.
This guitar lesson discusses a very useful way to come out new colors to your soloing or comping ideas called "Upper-structure Triads. This technique consists of superimposing triads to highlight extended notes of minor, major and dominant chords.
This lesson provides a chord melody arrangement for guitar of the famous song "Days of Wine and Roses" written by Henry Mancini (music) and Johnny Mercer (lyrics) for the movie film of the same name.