Being able to analyze jazz harmony is an important skill for any jazz musician.
In this lesson, you will learn how to use Roman Numerals for musical analysis and transposing on the guitar. This essential music theory lesson includes full song examples.
In this music theory lesson, you will learn how to construct jazz guitar chords from scratch.
Understanding this essential theory will make finding chords on the fretboard much easier and it will take the guesswork out of playing jazz chords.
Besides learning this essential piece of theory, you will also learn how to apply the theory to the guitar. After all, that’s what you are here for!
In this music theory lesson, you will learn what guitar positions are and how they can help you become a better guitar player.
If there’s one thing that divides jazz musicians more often than not, it’s jam sessions. Jam sessions can be one of the most enjoyable events that you participate in as a jazz musician, or they can be nightmares from which you think will never end. Often there’s a fine line between these two types of jazz jam session experiences, and that line is defined by the preparation and etiquette of those musicians in the audience that…
Back cycling is an important concept in jazz music.
In this lesson, you will learn what back cycling is exactly, and how you can apply it to your solos and jazz chord progressions.
Studying jazz chords means two things, learning how to play chord shapes on the guitar, as well as learning how to use theory to apply these shapes to jazz tunes and chord progressions. One of the first theoretical concepts that jazz guitarists will need to get down is the theory behind diatonic chords and how to use this theory to improve your jazz comping, chord melody, and chord soloing lines and phrases. In this lesson, you will…
“What are dominant chords?” is a question I get a lot from beginning guitarists. In this lesson, you’ll learn how dominant 7th chords work, how they are formed and why dominant chords are called dominant. We’ll also have a look at how they look on the guitar and how they are used in jazz and other music. The term ‘dominant chord’ can refer to two facets that are related to each other: It can refer to a…