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Easy Jazz Chords for Guitar

When learning to comp Jazz guitar chords, you’ll often find that Jazz shapes can be difficult to grab for the beginner Jazz guitarist. While there are a number of shapes that’ll take time to master, you’ll be happy to find out that there are also many easy Jazz chords for guitar that you can learn….

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Essential Chord Scales for Guitar

Chords and comping are the lifeblood of any Jazz guitarist. As much as we like to improvise, as a rhythm player, you’ll spend the vast majority of your time comping behind melody lines and other soloists. Because of the amount of time you’ll spend comping, it’s essential to develop a deep understanding of Jazz chords…

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Beginner’s Guide to Brazilian Jazz Guitar

Brazilian Jazz is one of the most popular genres of modern Jazz guitar. With a seductive swing feel, captivating melodies, and cool chord progressions, Brazilian Jazz is one of the first genres that guitarists explore outside of Bebop. With a long lineage of world-class players, such as Laurindo Almeida, Baden Powell, Raphael Rabello, and Toninho…

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The Complete Guide to Chord Melody

Chord melody playing is one of the most popular topics of study with Jazz guitarists, and for good reason. Being able to play guitar chords, bass notes, licks, and other items over a melody line can lift any Jazz standard from the mundane to new levels of excitement in your playing. Though you may love…

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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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How to Play Drop 2 Chords for Jazz Guitar

Along with their closely related cousins the Drop 3 Chords, Drop 2 Chord Inversions are some of the most popular and commonly used voicings in jazz guitar. They are easy to play, don’t require a lot of stretches, and because of their “jazzy” sound, they’ve become favorite comping and chord soloing tools for players such as Joe Pass, Ed…

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The Complete Guide to Guitar Chords

Learning how to pick, strum, or pluck guitar chords is one of the coolest parts about playing guitar. There’s something about the sound of a guitar chord ringing out that just sounds right. And there’s no better feeling than finding just the right chord shape to fit the song you’re learning, or writing, on the fretboard….

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