Learning the Melodic Minor Scale for Guitar

Learning the Melodic Minor Scale For Guitar

I have a guilty confession to make. I don't know the melodic minor scale like I should. Here I am wanting to become a jazz improvisor and I can't even

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12 Jazz Guitar Legends & the Guitars They Use(d)

12 Jazz Guitar Legends & the Guitars They Use(d)

Ever wonder which guitars the jazz guitar legends used? Me too. I decided to do a little investigative work and discover many of the models of choice used by the

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Me Playing a Solo on Blue Bossa

My recent focus has been strictly focusing on building my jazz improvisational vocabulary. In other words, I’m trying to learn some “stuff to play” during the solos on many popular …

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Learn Easy, 2 Note 251 Licks For Your Jazz Solos

Have you ever heard the great jazz artists begin their solos with super simple licks that contain just 2-3 notes? Or at the climax of their solo, they hang on …

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How to Start Improvising Over Intimidating Jazz Chord Progressions

Road

Are you intimidated by how to get started improvising over one of your favorite jazz tunes? I’d like to share one tip with you that will hopefully simplify the process …

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How to Use Diatonic Substitution to Play 6th & 9th Arpeggios

Music Note

In my previous post, I discussed how important it is to use chord tones during your solos to outline the harmony of whatever tune you’re playing. I also discussed …

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An Introduction to Jazz Guitar Improvisation for Newbies

If you’re a guitar player and you come from a background of playing rock/pop/blues tunes, like I did, you may find jazz tunes a bit complex and quite simply…difficult to

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Me Playing & Transcribing Movin’ Along Solo by Wes Montgomery

Jazz Guitar

I was inspired by Matt Warnock’s article here about great jazz guitar solos to transcribe. One of the ones he suggests in the article is Wes Montgomery’s solo in Movin’ …

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Transcribing Solos Beats any Jazz Guitar Method Book

Transcribing

I’ve recently transcribed my first complete jazz guitar solo. It was Movin’ Along by Wes Montgomery. (I plan to post a video of me playing it soon.) I can’t even …

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5 Part Beginner Jazz Guitar Lesson Series by Jamie Holroyd

Jamie Holroyd 5 Part Jazz Guitar Mini Course

Jamie Holroyd has taken the time to contribute to Jazz Guitar Tips with a 5 lesson mini-course for jazz guitar beginners. I’d like to summarize the mini-course here for you …

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