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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
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 …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
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’ …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading
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 …Continue reading