Jazz Blues Guitar

Explore the bluesy side of jazz by studying the blues concepts of Wes Montgomery, Herb Ellis, and more.

Charlie Parker - Billie's Bounce for Jazz Guitar

Billie’s Bounce

Billie’s Bounce, one of the most iconic jazz standards from the bebop era, was written by Charlie Parker in 1945 and is one of his most famous songs. The original recording featured Charlie Parker (alt sax), Miles Davis (trumpet), Dizzy Gillespie (piano !), Curley Russell (bass), and Max Roach (drums). The story goes that Billie’s …

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Jazz Blues Guitar Patterns

Jazz Blues Guitar Patterns

One of the most common chord progressions in jazz is the blues progression. A “straight” 12-bar blues usually has three 7th chords (I IV V). In jazz, we add more chords to this progression, such as II V I progressions and a more complicated turnaround. Jazz blues also features a different kind of phrasing and …

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Minor blues chord progressions

Minor Blues Chord Progressions

In this jazz guitar lesson, you will learn 11 variations of the minor blues chord progression and 2 guitar chord studies over the minor blues.

Comping over a minor blues tune is an essential skill for any jazz guitarist, as minor blues tunes are some of the most commonly called songs on jam sessions.

Jazz Blues Chord Progressions

Jazz Blues Chord Progressions

Blues is a predecessor of jazz, and both genres have always been heavily intertwined. The type of blues played by jazz musicians is more complex than traditional blues, but both have the same characteristics.

In this lesson, you will learn 6 variations of the jazz blues progression going from the basic original blues to more modern variations like the bebop blues changes.

Blues Guitar Riff

Blues Rhythm Guitar – Chords and Riffs

In this lesson, you will learn how to play traditional blues rhythm guitar.

You will study an essential blues rhythm riff to add to your blues playing + chords that will help you move beyond open and bar chords.

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