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Grant Green ii V I Lick – Analysis, Concepts, and Blues Solo

  Grant Green was one of the finest soloists to ever play jazz guitar. His playing was bluesy, full of bebop vocabulary, and swung hard no matter what situation he was in. While his playing style may seem out of reach for many of us, that doesn’t have to be the case. In this lesson, […]

Miles Davis Solar – Guitar Solo, Chords, Bassline

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  When exploring jazz guitar, learning how to comp, solo, and walk basslines ensures you’re ready to jam on any standard. While you know these items are important, you might not know how to practice these concepts. In this lesson, you’ll learn a soloing, walking bassline, and comping study over the Miles Davis tune Solar. […]

Brazilian Jazz Guitar Licks and Solo

  Brazilian jazz is a one of the most popular subgenres of jazz for fans and performers alike. With infectious grooves, hard-driving solos, and strong ensemble interaction, Brazilian jazz is enjoyable to listen to and exciting to perform. While you may listen to Brazilian jazz, you may not know how to create that same cool […]

Grant Green Soloing – Dominant Chord Concepts

  Grant Green was a legendary jazz guitarist who placed his stamp on the bebop, post bop, and jazz funk genres during his career. Because of this mastery, Grant is an easy choice when looking for inspiration in the practice room, and to take your own playing to the next level. In this lesson, you’ll […]

Charlie Christian 7th Licks [With F Jazz Blues Solo]

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  Charlie Christian is the father of jazz guitar, one of the most important figures in jazz guitar history, and a favorite soloist of many jazz guitarists today. Though he never released an album as a bandleader, his recorded legacy stands to this day as some of the most exciting, and entertaining, in the jazz […]

Barney Kessel Blues Solo and Licks Study

  Barney Kessel is one of the biggest names in jazz guitar history, but he doesn’t always get as much attention as Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, and others when it comes to studying the genre and instrument. Though he may not be studied as often as some of his peers, Barney’s playing is full of […]

Wes Montgomery ii V I Licks – Short Phrases

  When studying jazz guitar, one of the toughest progressions to begin outlining in your solos is the short ii V I progression. With three chords in two bars, this chord progression goes by quickly, providing a challenge for all levels of guitarists. When learning how to play over these fast-moving chord changes, one of […]

5 Ed Bickert Licks – Single Notes and Chords

  Known for his silky smooth chords, laid-back “cool” single notes, and for being one of the greatest jazz guitarists ever, Ed Bickert may not have the name of a Wes or Pass, but his playing deserves just as much recognition as these great players. Growing up in a small town in Manitoba, Bickert soon […]

5 Pat Martino Licks From the Sunny Solo

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  Sunny, a song written by Bobby Hebb in 1963, is one of the most performed and recorded pop songs. It was written as a tribute to John F. Kennedy, but also to Bobby Hebb’s brother, who was killed during a mugging on the same day Kennedy was murdered (November 22, 1963). Sunny was performed […]

Take Five Paul Desmond Licks For Guitar

Take 5 Paul Desmond Licks

  Take Five is a classic jazz standard that many guitarists learn at one time or another in their development. But, while it can seem like a straight-forward progression that only uses two chords, creating a memorable solo over this tune is tougher than it seems.  To help you solo over Take Five, and learn […]

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