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Intro to Jazz Guitar Chords

When learning how to play jazz guitar, one of the biggest obstacles many of us face is the seemingly endless amount of jazz guitar chords you need to learn and apply to your jazz guitar comping. While there are many chords that you can explore as a jazz guitarist, the best place to start is…

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4th Chord Inversions for Jazz Guitar

While many of us have experimented with 4th chords at some point in our development, we often learn a few root-position shapes and move on from there. Root-position 4th chords are essential learning for any jazz guitarist, but taking them one step further and working out their inversions will go a long way to expanding…

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Lenny Breau Chords – Jazz Blues Study

When learning how to play jazz guitar chords, one of the best players to study is undoubtedly Lenny Breau. A master of chord soloing, chord melody and comping, Lenny’s harmonic work is some of the most beautiful and original in the jazz guitar lineage. While some of Lenny’s chordal work can pose technical challenges in…

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Jazz Guitar Chord Lick – Chromatic ii V I

A big part of learning how to play jazz guitar chords, is learning how to apply these shapes to your chord soloing, chord melody and comping ideas in a musical way, that sounds improvised and not like an exercise. To help you apply common chord shapes to your jazz guitar chord solos and comping phrases,…

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Beginner Drop 2 Chords For Jazz Guitar

When learning how to play jazz guitar, one of the most important shapes to get under your fingers and bring into your playing are Beginner Drop 2 Chords. These root-position shapes will allow you to cover a wider range of the neck as compared to Drop 3 Chords, as there are now three string sets…

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Beginner Drop 2 Turnaround Chords For Jazz Guitar

Welcome to Chapter 4, Beginner Drop 2 Turnaround Chords, as we finish our exploration of chords and chord progressions in the Beginner’s Guide to Jazz Guitar. In this chapter you will learn how to apply the Drop 2 Chords that you learned in chapter 2 to the ii-V-I-VI turnaround progression that you explored in the…

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Beginner Drop 3 Turnaround Chords For Jazz Guitar

In Chapter 3 of the Beginner’s Guide to Jazz Guitar, we will be taking the knowledge that you learned in Chapter 1, where you explored Drop 3 Chords for guitar, and applying these ideas to one of the most important series of chords in jazz, the Jazz Turnaround Chord Progression. Found in many classic jazz…

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How to Play Jazz Blues Chords For Guitar – 5 Studies

Studying Jazz Guitar means learning how to play jazz blues chords in a variety of textures, progressions and musical situations as you expand your knowledge of this common and important musical form. In today’s jazz guitar lesson. we will be looking at five different chord studies written out over the jazz blues form, in the…

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Beginner Drop 3 Chords for Jazz Guitar

Welcome to Chapter 1 – Beginner Drop 3 Chords for Jazz Guitar of the Beginner’s Guide to Jazz Guitar. Great to have you here! In the first Chapter of this guide, we’ll be looking at one of the most commonly used Chords when learning how to play jazz guitar, the Drop 3 Chord. By exploring…

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Jazz Guitar Chords – Minor ii V I Triads

When learning how to play jazz guitar, one of the first chord progressions we encounter in our practice routines, and when learning tunes, is the Minor ii V I. Though it is used almost as much as it’s major cousin, the Minor ii V I can often handcuff us on the bandstand or in our…

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How to Play Major ii V I Triads For Guitar

One of the most common chord progressions we encounter when learning how to play jazz guitar is the major key ii-V-I progression. When learning how to build comping patterns and chord-soloing ideas over major key ii-V-I’s, we often look for large 4, 5 and 6-note chords, or shapes with big stretches in them to navigate…

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Jazz Guitar Chord Soloing – Watermelon Man Study

Learning how to play jazz guitar means leaning how to bring different textures into your soloing ideas. While many of us want to learn how to bring chord-soloing phrases into our playing, we often shy away from working on this skill in the practice room since we believe that chord soloing means using big, hard…

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How To Play Minor Blues Chord Changes On Guitar

When learning how to play jazz guitar, one of the most common chord progressions that you will encounter are Minor Blues Chord Changes. A close relative to the Major Blues Progression that many of us are familiar with, the Minor Blues is a darker, more modal sounding version of the 12-bar form that has been…

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Wes Montgomery Chords For Jazz Guitar – V-I Concept

As jazz guitarists, many of us have spent a good amount of time listening to, transcribing and generally checking out the jazz guitar chords of jazz guitar legend Wes Montgomery. One of the most easily recognizable sounds in Wes’ playing is his personalized approach to comping and chord soloing, and it is one of the…

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How To Play Lenny Breau Jazz Blues Chords

When learning how to play jazz guitar chords, being able to comp with different chord voicings, chord qualities and in different keys is an invaluable skill that can raise the level of your playing and help you out of a lot of tricky situations. In this lesson we’re going to explore applying Lenny Breau chord…

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