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How To Solo Over Maj7#5 Chords

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  When learning to solo over major family chords, many jazz guitarists explore the Ionian sound, Maj7, and the Lydian sound, Maj7#11, but there is a third chord color that you can add to your soloing vocabulary over major family chords, and that is the Lydian Augmented sound, Maj7#5. Though you don’t see many Maj7#5 […]

Easy Jazz Chords

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  When first learning how to comp jazz chords, many of us are intimidated by the sounds and shapes of these four-note and beyond jazz chords, but they don’t have to be difficult to get under your fingers if you begin with the right shapes in your studies. This lesson is designed to introduce you […]

The Days of Wine & Roses

The Days of Wine and Roses chord melody arrangement

Here’s a nice chord/melody arrangement of the classic jazz standard The Days of Wine & Roses. The arrangement is from the hand of Chris Standring and is a part of his jazz guitar chord melody course called Jazz Guitar Video Masterclass Volume 2.     Here are the tabs for the first 8 bars:   […]

3 Wes Montgomery Chord Licks For Jazz Guitar

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  There are three main aspects of Wes Montgomery’s playing style that most players dig into when working out Wes’ sound in their studies, single notes, octaves and chords. In this lesson you will learn how to play 3 Wes Montgomery chord licks, learn the theory behind these licks, and then apply them to a […]

Wes Montgomery Octave Solo Study

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  One aspect of Wes Montgomery’s playing style that many people want to bring into their own playing, but often find difficult or don’t know where to start, is octave soloing. To help you climb over this hump in the practice room, introduce you to Wes’ octave soloing style, and bring these ideas into your […]

Wes Blues Solo for Jazz Guitar

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  A true legend, Wes Montgomery left a huge impression on the jazz community with his recording output, inspiring future generations of guitarists to pick up the guitar and explore the jazz idiom at the same time. One of the aspects of Wes’ playing that many guitarists explore in their studies is the blues, as […]

Tips For Buying Your Next Guitar

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Part of the fun of having a guitar passion is buying and selling cool guitars, and getting to play and enjoy lots of different instruments along the way. Most of you reading Jazz Guitar Online have probably bought some guitars in your time, so I wanted to compile some simple tips and reminders that will […]

Triad Superimposition: B major over D7

Triad Superimposition

The concept of superimposition in a musical context is often debated. The direct definition of superimpose is to place an object or idea on top of an existing object or idea. Seems simple enough…right? The confusion occurs at the intersection of two similar concepts: superimposition vs. upper structure triads. Some would consider superimposition to be […]

Misty Jazz Guitar Chords – Comping Study

Misty Jazz Guitar Chords

As well as working on comping over medium and up-tempo jazz standards in your practice routine, it is also important to work on ballads as you learn how to apply your chord vocabulary to a much slower tempo than you might be used to. We often think that playing fast-tempo tunes as being the toughest […]

Original Fuzz Guitar Strap Giveaway

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Jazzguitar.be is doing a guitar strap giveaway for two of our lucky readers. Enter to win one of two (2) handmade Original Fuzz Guitar Straps, valued at $85 each. Comment on this post to enter to win, and check the contest rules below for more information. About Original Fuzz Guitar Straps Each of the Original […]


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