Jazz Guitar

How to Get Started With Jazz Guitar – Rockers Guide for Wanting to Learn Jazz Guitar


Many rock guitarists may, at some point in their musical journey, feel the need to learn jazz, which can appear quite daunting initially. The good news is, that you are able to use your existing knowledge of rock guitar to start you off on your jazz guitar journey! Scales Like with any style of music, scales will be a fundamental piece of knowledge that feeds into every aspect of your playing. This will particularly help with the theory side of jazz guitar playing, as you could argue that jazz guitar is much more theory-based than rock guitar. In rock, we play [...]

How to Get Started With Jazz Guitar – Rockers Guide for Wanting to Learn Jazz Guitar2024-02-02T10:01:07+00:00

Jazz Guitar Chords for Beginners


Are you ready to increase your jazz guitar chord skills but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’ve already tried but don’t quite understand the theory behind what you’re playing? Follow these crucial steps to get started on your jazz guitar chord journey. Think about the degrees of the major scale Ok so before you google “jazz guitar chords” and start trying to memorise a bunch of chord shapes on the guitar neck, let’s take a step back and think about the bigger picture. I’m a big advocate for understanding the theory behind what you’re playing since if you [...]

Jazz Guitar Chords for Beginners2024-01-31T19:48:26+00:00

10 Jazz Guitarists You Should Know


Jazz music has a rich history filled with exceptional talents, and the world of jazz guitar is no exception. These ten jazz guitarists have etched their names in history. They've not only redefined jazz guitar but also enriched our understanding and love for this captivating genre. Whether you're a jazz enthusiast or just starting to explore this captivating world, these legendary guitarists deserve your attention. 1. Wes Montgomery Wes Montgomery (1923-1968) was a legendary jazz guitarist known for revolutionising the world of jazz guitar with his distinctive thumb-picking technique. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Wes began playing guitar at a [...]

10 Jazz Guitarists You Should Know2023-11-13T13:16:32+00:00

How to get started with Jazz Guitar


Discover how to get started with jazz guitar: First of all, getting started with jazz guitar requires you to get your basic guitar knowledge and skills under wrap. Jazz guitar is a specific genre of guitar playing, so you need to learn how to play the guitar in general before you can teach yourself jazz guitar. If you are already fortunate enough to play the guitar, you can now add the jazz style to your competency. You will probably soon find out that your present ability on the guitar is not nearly good enough to do jazz as an “add-on” [...]

How to get started with Jazz Guitar2023-01-26T22:15:26+00:00

II V I Tricks and Tips for Jazz Guitar Playing


Play In One Position One thing that will prevent you from playing smooth lines through ii V I’s is having to jump all around to different positions on the neck because you’re only comfortable in certain positions for different arpeggios. Before you start trying anything too crazy with your ii V I’s, spend the time to get super familiar with playing all arpeggios in one position on the neck both for if you have the root note on the low E string or the A string. Once you have learned the minor 7th, dominant 7th, and major 7th arpeggios in this [...]

II V I Tricks and Tips for Jazz Guitar Playing2022-09-06T21:05:31+01:00

Five cool ii V I jazz licks for guitar


The term “ii V I” (two, five, one) refers to a chord progression often used in many styles of music, especially in jazz. The numbers refer to the chords in the key that you are playing this chord progression, meaning the ii is the chord off of the second note of the scale, the V is the chord off of the fifth note, and the I is the chord off of the first note of the scale. The roman numerals tell us if the chord is major or minor, lower case representing a minor chord and upper case showing major. This [...]

Five cool ii V I jazz licks for guitar2022-12-16T10:58:31+00:00

10 Steps to help improve your jazz guitar playing


Step 1: Listen to great jazz music In order to become a competent jazz guitarist, you will need to listen to a lot of excellent jazz music. It is simply essential to get the sound of jazz in your ear! Listening to a lot of jazz music will help you internalise the sound of swing! In addition to listening, you should also attend regular performances of live jazz. By attending live jazz performances, you will become more and more acquainted with the vocabulary of jazz music. You will also witness first hand how jazz musicians take turns to solo and support [...]

10 Steps to help improve your jazz guitar playing2021-03-02T11:39:11+00:00
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