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 ii-V-I […]

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 own […]

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 Wes […]

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

Peruvian Guitar Strap 2 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 […]

Autumn Leaves Jazz Guitar Chords

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There are a number of different ways that you can comp through any jazz standard on the guitar. For some people, Drop 2 and Drop 3 chords are the way to go in their playing, while other players draw upon shell voicings, triads or rootless chords to outline progressions in a jam situation. While three, […]

Song Surgeon 4 Review

Song Surgeon 4 Review

When heading to the practice room in the 21st century, jazz guitarists have a treasure trove of material and tools at their disposal to choose from when setting up their daily and weekly practice routines. With so many apps and software packages to choose from, it can be difficult to know where you should spend […]




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