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What makes a guitar chord a jazz guitar chord?

Jazz guitar chords are seventh chords with or without tensions, as opposed to more basic chords like triads.

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The ebook contains the most important guitar chord charts and explains you how jazz guitar chords work. The guitar chords chart shows you all the basic chords you need to get started playing jazz guitar.

Jazz Guitar Chords for Beginners

How to Read Chord Changes

In this lesson you will learn about how lead sheet changes are written, how to add colors and tensions to these changes, and learn a comping study to help you take these ideas into your playing.

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17 Essential Jazz Guitar Chords For Beginners

Chord chart with the 17 chord shapes every beginning jazz guitarist should know. Practice these chords by playing the chord progressions below the chord chart.

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Jazz Guitar Chord Theory

This music theory lesson teaches you how jazz guitar chords are built and how you can find your own. I can hear you thinking "I just want to play...", but this is a very important lesson that will save you a lot of time and give you a deeper understanding about guitar chords.

Part 1: Basic Guitar Chord Theory
Part 2: Constructing Jazz Chords
Part 3: Chord Tensions
Part 4: Chord Construction System 2
Part 5: How to Play Guitar Chords
Part 6: Solutions to the Exercises

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Shell Jazz Guitar Chord Chart + Examples

Shell Chords are the most basic jazz guitar chords and are essential knowledge for every jazz guitarist. This chord chart contains the most important shell chords.

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Drop 2 Chord Chart + Examples

Drop 2 chords are the most popular chord voicings used in jazz guitar. They can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including comping, soloing, chord melody, etc.

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Basic Jazz Guitar Chords

Here you can find the basic guitar chord charts for major, minor, dominant, diminished, shell & other guitar chords. You'll learn all jazz guitar chords that every jazz guitar player should know.

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Advanced Jazz Guitar Chords

Here you'll find the chord charts for more complicated jazz guitar chords and voicings.

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Guitar Chord Finder

Very comprehensive guitar chord finder you can use to find chords by name or by inputting notes on the guitar neck. Please allow some time to load...

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Chord & Neck Chart

2 charts that will help you in constructing your own chord voicings. The 1st chord chart tells you the notes of a certain type of chord, the 2nd chart lets you see where the notes lie on the guitar neck.

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Guitar Chord Charts

An eBook for beginning and intermediate jazz guitar players with music theory and chord dictionary. Learn how guitar chords really work!

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How to Play 6 Chords

In this chord lesson, you’ll learn how to build 6 chords, how to apply, and study four examples of these chords in action over chord progressions.

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More Types Of Jazz Guitar Chords

Drop 2 Chords

Here you'll learn what drop 2 chords and voicings are and how you can build them.

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Jazz Guitar Chord Inversions

Here you'll learn what chord inversions are. We'll have a look at a certain kind of basic chord voicings (I call them Bach chords) that make it easier for you to memorize more complicated guitar chord inversions.

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Chord Turnarounds

In this jazz theory lesson you'll learn all common turnarounds used in jazz.

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Quartal Guitar Chords

Learn how to play quartal voicings on guitar. These kind of chords, pioneered by McCoy Tyner, are very useful in modal tunes.

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Steely Dan Chords

A short lesson about the mu major chord, characteristic for Steely Dan's signature sound.

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Tritone Chord Substitution

Tritone substitution is a very common chord substitution in jazz music. Learn the theory and play some examples.

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How to Play Dim7 Chords

In this lesson you will learn how to build Dim7 chords, how to play them with Drop shapes, learn two important functions for Dim7 chords, and finish with a comping study over a Bb jazz blues progression.

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Chord Progressions

Jazz Chord Progressions

Here you'll find a list of the most popular chord progressions in jazz, the songs that use them and the guitar players who play them.

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20 Ways To Comp a II V I

In this lesson you'll learn 20 ways to comp over a II V I VI chord progression, the most frequently used chord progression in jazz.

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Blues Chord Progressions & Variations

An overview of the most popular variations of the 12 bar blues chord progression, going from the basic original blues to the Charlie Parker blues.

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Minor Blues Chord Progressions & Variations

In this guitar lesson you'll learn the most common variations for the minor blues chord progression. We start with the basic minor blues and add substitutions step-by-step...

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Rhythm Changes

A guide to Rhythm Changes for guitar players. You'll learn more about the chord progressions and techniques you can use to play these popular and fast standards. With examples...

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Jazz Chord Rhythms

Jazz Guitar Comping

In this guitar lesson you'll learn a method of comping that is similar to how piano players play chords.

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10 Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Rhythms

To help you take your jazz guitar comping to the next level, here are 10 comping rhythms that every jazz guitarist should know.

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Latin Guitar Chord Rhythms

10 common rhythmic patterns that you can study which come from both the Brazilian and Cuban music traditions.

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Chord Comping Studies

There Will Never Be Another You

This video guitar lesson teaches you how to comp on the jazz standard There Will Never Be Another You.

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Coltrane Changes: Comping Over Giant Steps

In this guitar lesson you'll learn how to play the chords of giant steps in a creative way. We'll also have a look at the harmonization of the melody.

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Satin Doll Chord Study

In this lesson, you will learn a chord study over Satin Doll that uses many common jazz guitar chord shapes, as well as takes inspiration from the rhythm of the tune itself.

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Summertime Chord Study

Summertime guitar chord study that you can learn in the practice room and use as a template to create your own cool-sounding comping ideas over this important jazz standard.

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Take the A Train Chord Study

This chord study over Take the A Train features common shapes such as drop 2, drop 3 and 4th voicings, as well as popular comping concepts such as diatonic chord subs and chromatic approach notes.

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Comping Exercise for a Blues in G

A chord study for a jazz blues in G. Most of the voicings used are drop 2 chords arranged in a melodic way.

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Comping Exercise for a Blues in F

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to play 3rd and 7th chords over an F blues in the style of Lenny Breau, as well as learn a full chorus of F blues that mixes these two-note chords with melody notes.

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Blue Bossa Chord Study

A fun to play and engaging chord study featuring a popular Samba/Bossa groove that you can get under your fingers and apply to your playing today.

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Rhythm Changes Chord Study

How to apply different chord concepts to a rhythm changes in Bb + chord etude.

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Fingerstyle Guitar

How to Play Chord Melody Jazz Guitar

Because the guitar has six strings, it enables us to play more than one note. So the idea of playing chords and melody at the same time will at some point hit every budding jazz guitarist. This may seem a little daunting, but this lesson simplifies it for you.

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How to Play Walking Bass Guitar | Basic

In this guitar lesson you'll learn to walk on your guitar. Playing chords and walking bass at the same time is fun and very useful when accompanying in duos. This tutorial shows you step by step how to play walking bass guitar.

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How to Play Fingerstyle Walking Bass

This guitar lesson continues from the previous lesson about walking bass guitar. This one is a bit more advanced, with different rhythms and chord voicings.

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Classical Right Hand Techniques For Jazz Guitar

Learn how to apply classical right hand techniques in a jazz context. Playing fingerstyle enables you to produce sounds reminiscent of a piano player.

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Wes Montgomery-Style Chord Lines

Learn how to play chord improvisations in the style of Wes Montgomery.

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Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar

Learn a variety of approaches to make authentic-sounding fingerstyle jazz arrangements

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Standards Chord Analysis

All The Things You Are: Chord Analysis

This music theory lesson with practical guitar examples will teach you how the famous jazz standard All The Things You Are is harmonically built.

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