Category Archives for Improvisation

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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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


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


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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Jazz Blues Licks Study – Blues for Brandon

The previous lessons from this beginner jazz guitar course have looked at learning jazz guitar chords, comping patterns, licks, and learning tunes. This final article is a jazz blues licks …

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3 Beginner Jazz Guitar Licks

So far this Beginner Jazz Guitar Lesson series has focused on jazz chords and comping patterns. In this 3rd installment of the series we are looking how to take our

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