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Scales

The Modes

What are modes, how do you play them on guitar and how can they help you to improvise over a chord progression?

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Dominant Bebop Scale

The dominant bebop scale, a technique first used by Charlie Parker and other pioneer bebop musicians, is a good first step to a jazz sound. In this lesson you'll learn the theory and application of the bebop scale + examples with guitar tabs.

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Minor Bebop Scale

Learning the minor bebop scale will allow you to bring a bebop vibe to your m7 soloing ideas, as well as pair up with the Dominant Bebop Scale so that you can apply a bebop scale to both chords in a ii-V.

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Major Bebop Scale

Learning the dominant bebop scale will allow you to bring a Bebop vibe to your 7th soloing ideas, as well as pair up with the Minor Bebop Scale so that you can apply a bebop scale to both chords in a ii-V.

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The Major Blues Scale

The Dominant Diminished Scale

The Dominant Diminished Scale is used to add tension to 7th chords when soloing. A classic symmetrical scale that every guitarist should explore. Learn how in this guitar lesson + examples.

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The Lydian Dominant Scale

Tritone substitution is a common substitution for dominant chords. The lydian dominant scale is the scale you can use to improvise over such chords. Learn how in this guitar lesson + examples.

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The Diminished Scale

The Diminished Scale allows you to confidently solo over dim7 chords in jazz. An essential symmetrical scale that every guitarist should learn. Find out more in this guitar lesson + examples.

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The Whole Tone Scale

The Whole Tone Scale is used to solo over dominant 7th chords. It iss the scale that you can use to bring a 7#11#5 sound to your 7th chord lines. Learn how in this guitar lesson + examples.

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The Major Blues Scale

The major blues scale is an important melodic device. Learn how to build this scale, how to apply it to your soloing, how to finger it on the guitar + samples licks and a sample solo.

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The Major Blues Scale

The Minor Blues Scale

In this lesson you'll learn how to build, play, practice and solo with the minor blues scale in a jazz setting.

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The Minor Pentatonic Scale

The Minor Pentatonic Scale

Learn how you can use the minor pentatonic scale is in jazz. This lesson includes theory, fingering, patterns, licks and a sample solo.

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The Minor Pentatonic Scale

5 Jazzy Pentatonic Scale Patterns

5 jazzy pentatonic scale patterns that you can work on as you bring your pentatonic knowledge into the jazz realm.

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The Altered Scale

The altered scale is used to improvise over dominant chords with altered extensions. You will learn how and when to use the altered scale + examples (with guitar tablature).

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Melodic Minor Modes

Scale charts for the modes of the melodic minor scale + the chords on which you can use them.

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Scales for the Minor Blues

In this guitar lesson you'll learn which scales you can use to improvise over a basic minor blues...

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Exotic Guitar Scales

Add some colors to your sound by learning some exotic scales from all over the world: Arabian, Japanese, Oriental, Jewish, Indian, Gypsy, ...

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Guitar Scales: Playing Horizontally

Another way of playing guitar scales that adds new perspectives: the horizontal approach

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Dissonance, Resolution & Note Enclosure

How to bring more excitement in your solos by using dissonance and note enclosures. Also learn how and when to resolve to good sounding notes.

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Chromatics

Put some jazz into your guitar scales. In this lesson you'll learn how to add chromatic notes to your improvisations.

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Alternative Uses of the Pentatonic Scale

The pentatonic scale (or blues scale) is usually the first scale you learn on the guitar. Pentatonic scales are often used to do a guitar solo in blues, rock and pop music, but they are also very useful in jazz, although in a less common way.

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Arpeggios & Jazz Patterns

Jazz Guitar 101: Arpeggios

In this beginner lesson you will learn how to use jazz guitar arpeggios and how to play them on guitar.

Part 1: Guitar Arpeggios for Beginners
Part 2: Guitar Arpeggio Diagrams

Diminished Arpeggios

Diminished arpeggios are an essential tool every jazz guitar player should have under his/her belt. Learn how to play diminished arpeggios on guitar and how to use them in a musical context.

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3 to 9 Arpeggios

A fun to play and cool sounding jazz blues study that uses a common jazz technique called 3 to 9 Arpeggios.

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Bluesy Arpeggios

This bluesy exercise will teach you how to play 9 and 13 arpeggios, as well as their respective chords.

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The Never Ending Jazz Guitar Lick

This guitar lick is a good exercise to get some common chromatic patterns into your fingers. Learn the never ending jazz guitar lick and amaze your friends :-)

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Voice Leading for Guitar

Use voice leading to give your solos meaning and structure. Let your chords and phrases flow smoothly into each other.

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Jazz Guitar Patterns

Patterns are small melodic or rhythmic building blocks for your guitar solos and phrases.

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Jazz Styles

Bebop

Every jazz musician should be familiar with the bebop language. In this lesson you'll learn some classic bebop techniques.

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Rhythm Changes

A guide to rhythm changes on the guitar: chord progressions, techniques and examples.

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Wes Montgomery-Style Chord Solos

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

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Gypsy Jazz Guitar: Melody & Improvisation

An introduction to how to play gypsy jazz guitar. Learn to improvise in the style of Django Reinhardt.

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Gypsy Jazz Guitar: Chords & Progressions

Learn how to play chords in the gypsy style. Learn typical gypsy chords and chord progressions + the right hand technique called La Plompe.

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Indian Music for Guitar

An introduction Indian classical music and how to apply its principles on the guitar (video lesson).

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Jazz Blues

Jazz Blues Guitar

In this guitar lesson you'll learn how to play blues the jazzy way: blues scales and the blue note, blues chords and chord progressions, double stops.

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Kenny Burrell Style Minor Blues Solo

This lesson will explore a sample solo written out of an A minor blues chord progression that is inspired by Kenny’s playing on Midnight Blue and Chitlins Con Carne.

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Joe Pass Style Blues Solo

Atypical Joe Pass solo over a blues in G. In this example he mixes the minor and major pentatonic scales.

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Jazz Blues Soloing

1 shape and 5 melodic devices to add spice to your jazz blues guitar solos.

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Jazz Blues Tritone Substitution

A lesson about how to use tritone substitution to bring variation into your jazz blues comping and soloing.

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Lenny Breau Style Blues Chords

In this lesson you’ll learn how to play 3rd and 7th chords over an F blues + a full chorus of F blues that mixes these two-note chords with melody notes.

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Jazz Blues Soloing - Minor vs Major

In this lesson, you’ll learn a simple, yet highly effective, jazz blues soloing concept involving arpeggios that you can use as a gateway into outlining each chord change in a jazz blues progression.

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Blues Solo in the Style of Wes Montgomery

In this lesson you will learn to play a jazz guitar solo full of classic Wes Montgomery licks and ideas that you can apply to your own playing.

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Latin Guitar

Introduction to Latin Guitar

An introduction to guitar techniques used in Latin music: bossa nova chord patterns, montunos, the clave.

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Latin Jazz Guitar Rhythms

To help you get your fingers and ears around the different grooves that make Latin jazz sound so good, here are 10 common rhythmic patterns from both the Brazilian and Cuban music traditions.

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Blue Bossa Chords

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

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Besame Mucho Chords

Here's a simple (for beginners) chord comping arrangement of Besame Mucho, a Bolero composed in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez..

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Girl From Ipanema Chords

In this lesson you will learn to play the original chords and bossa nova guitar patterns of the classic bossa song The Girl from Ipanema, written by Antonio Carlos Jobim.

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Guitar Technique

Guitar Technique & Warm Up Exercises

Doing these exercises daily are a guaranteed way to gain fluency, speed and accuracy on your guitar.

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Finger Stretching Exercises

These technique exercises will increase the reach and fluidity of your fingers.

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Bach Classical Guitar

Bach for guitar: a good and fun way to improve you jazz guitar technique is to play Bach compositions. This is Bach's sonata for solo violin no.1 in G minor (with guitar tabs).

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Timing Drills

These timing exercises are a guaranteed way to improve your timing: fun with a metronome.

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How to Improvise Over...

Major Chords

14 ways to play over major chords.

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Minor Chords

13 ways to play over minor chords.

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Dominant 7th Chords

In this lesson you’ll learn how to play over dominant chords using three different arpeggios, two important jazz scales, and a sample solo using these ideas over a Bb jazz blues progression.

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Half Diminished Chords

13 ways to play over half diminished chords (m7b5).

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Diminished Chords

A variety of arpeggios, scales, practice patterns, and licks that you can use to improvise over diminished chords.

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Playing Jazz Standards

Stella By Starlight

In this video guitar lesson you will learn how to play the melody of Stella by Starlight in a guitar trio, chord/melody style.

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There Will Never Be Another You

Learn how to do jazz guitar comping over the standard There Will Never Be Another You (video lesson).

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All The Things You Are

The harmonic analysis of the ever popular standard All The Things You Are + guitar examples (w guitar tabs).

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Giant Steps (John Coltrane)

In this guitar lesson you will learn how to improvise over Giant Steps' chord changes.

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Jazz Guitar Endings

How to end a song is just as important as how to begin one. Here are 10 classic ways to end a song.

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Misty Arpeggio Study

In this lesson you will learn to play an arpeggio study over the chord changes of the jazz standard Misty..

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Music Theory Lessons

Jazz Guitar Chords Theory

In this theory tutorial you'll learn about the anatomy of (jazz) guitar chords. Learn how guitar chords are built and how you can find every chord there is on your own.

Part 1: Basic Guitar Chord Theory
Part 2: Constructing Jazz Guitar Chords
Part 3: Chord Extensions
Part 4: Chord Construction System 2
Part 5: How to Play Guitar Chords

Upper Structure Triads

A music theory lesson about upper structure triads + a list of the ones that work best.

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Beginner Guitar & Theory Lessons

How To Read Guitar Tabs

In this guitar lesson for beginners you'll learn how to read guitar tabs.

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The Major Scale

The first in a series of basic music theory lessons: you'll learn how to construct major scales.

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Guitar Improvisation

Learn how to improvise over the most common jazz chord progression: the 2 5 1. In this lesson we use the Ionian mode.

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What are Dominant Chords?

In this lesson you’ll learn how dominant 7th chords work, how they are formed and why dominant chords are called dominant.

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Easy Jazz Guitar Arpeggios

In this lesson you will learn how to play one-octave arpeggio shapes and then you'll work them out over a chord progression in a single position of the guitar neck.

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Easy Jazz Guitar Chords

This lesson is designed to introduce you to the various families of jazz chords, with a focus on easy-to-play shapes, all with the root as the lowest note.

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What Are Guitar Positions?

In this guitar theory lesson you will learn what guitar positions are and how you can use them to confidently play major scales over the entire fretboard.

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