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How to Learn Modern Jazz Tunes for Guitar

Learning modern tunes is not only a great way to expand our repertoire beyond the normal Jazz Standards, it can also be a great technical workout that expands our dexterity and knowledge of the fretboard. Today, take a few minutes in your practice routine and dig into a new modern jazz tune, while you may…

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5 Fun Jazz Guitar Sight Reading Exercises

Guitarists usually get dogged for their reading abilities, and so we end up spending our practice time running through single-line melodies so we can get our jazz guitar sight reading skills up to par. But, while sight reading melodies is very important, 90% of the time guitarists are asked to read a chord chart at…

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How to Learn Bebop Tunes for Guitar

Learning How to Play Bebop tunes for guitar is not only a great way to expand our repertoire beyond the normal Jazz Standards, it can also be a great technical workout that expands our dexterity and knowledge of the fretboard. Today, take a few minutes in your practice routine and dig into a new Bebop…

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9 Harmonic Major Exercises for Jazz Guitar

Though they aren’t as common as their Melodic, Harmonic Minor and Major cousins, the Modes of the Harmonic Major Scale are an important tool for any jazz guitarist, which is why we are exploring harmonic major exercises in today’s jazz guitar lesson. These seven modes are great for learning to see harmonic and melodic shapes…

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How to Play Jazz Guitar 4th Chords

When first learning to play jazz guitar many of us go through the normal procedure of getting Drop 2 chords and Drop 3 chords under our fingers. While these chord voicings are essential learning, and a necessary tool in any jazz guitarists bag of tricks, they can start to become stale after a while, leaving…

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Easy Guitar Sight Reading Exercises

One of the most important, yet least practiced, skills for any jazz guitarist is sight reading. It’s one of those things that nags at us every time we sit down in the woodshed, sight reading exercises, but we always tend to find ways to get around it or put it off until “tomorrow.” Well, today is…

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5 Drop 3 Chord Exercises for Jazz Guitar

Drop 3 Chords are some of the most popular and important chords for any jazz guitarist to have under their fingers. Used by many of the greatest jazz guitarists of all time, including Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, George Benson and many more, Drop 3 Chords fit well under our fingers, sound great and are easy…

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9 Harmonic Minor Exercises for Jazz Guitar

One of the most fundamental and essential tools that any jazz guitarist can have in their bag are the Harmonic Minor Scale Exercises for guitar. These seven modes are great for learning to see harmonic and melodic shapes on the neck, visualize our fingerboards as well as provide melodic material for us to improvise, compose…

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Bebop Scale Patterns for Jazz Guitar

There are many concepts and techniques you need to have under your fingers when you are learning how to play jazz guitar. While Major Scale Modes, Melodic Minor Scales and Arpeggios of all shapes and sizes are important to learn, there is one scale that may be the most important to ensuring that you get…

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