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Feb'24

Demystifying Melodies: Review of Anatomy of a Melody by Tom Lippincott

In the realm of jazz, melodies possess a transformative power. They’re not just a sequence of notes – they lay …

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19

Feb'24

The Essential Role of Time Groove in Rhythm Guitar Mastery

In the realm of jazz guitar, the rhythm section serves as the spine of the ensemble, providing the structural framework …

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14

Feb'24

Mastering Close and Open Voicings with Triad Clusters

In the realm of jazz guitar, the ability to seamlessly navigate between close and open voicings using triad clusters not …

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13

Feb'24

Incorporating Relative Pitch Training in Your Jazz Guitar Practice Routine

In the world of jazz guitar, where the spontaneity of improvisation meets the depth of harmony, the skill of relative …

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11

Apr'23

How to Keep Jazz Standards Fresh: 4 Tips for Touring Guitarists

As a touring jazz guitarist, you know that it’s important to keep your skills fresh. You need to be able …

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16

Mar'23

How Ravel and Debussy Entangle with the Jazz Guitar

Jazz guitarists have long been inspired by the works of classical composers, and the music of Maurice Ravel and Claude …

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22

Feb'23

Tritone Subs for that Jazzy Sound

Tritone substitutions are a powerful tool used by jazz musicians to create more interesting harmonic progressions and to add a …

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16

Feb'23

Drop 2 and Drop 3 Voicings for Jazz Guitar

Jazz guitar is a genre that relies heavily on chords and chord progressions. The chords used in jazz can be …

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16

Feb'23

What is the “back cycle” for jazz guitar?

The “back cycle” is a commonly used term in jazz guitar and refers to a series of chord progressions that …

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15

Feb'23

Superimposing Dominant Scales Over Static Minor Chords

When it comes to music theory, there are many ways to add color and depth to a chord progression. One …

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13

Feb'23

Gaining Confidence Self Comping for a Jazz Guitarist

Self comping, or playing the accompaniment parts on a single instrument, is an important skill for jazz guitarists. Not only …

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09

Feb'23

Jimmy Wyble: A Jazz Guitar Icon

Jimmy Wyble, born in Texas in 1916, was renowned as one of the premier jazz guitarists of all time. He …

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08

Feb'23

Double Stop Jazz Guitar: A Guide to Enhancing Your Improvisational Skills

Jazz guitar playing is all about expression, creativity, and musical storytelling. One of the key elements that sets jazz guitar …

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