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Go With the Flow
To sound like jazz, you have to play the changes-to play the changes, you have to play the guide tones...the guide tone is connected to the leg bone....
Jazz · Beginner · 53441 Hits · 4.19/5 (31 ratings) · Last modified: 3/18/2005
 
More Alternate Picking
But master, I have been diligent and mastered those previous exercises.
Basics · Intermediate · 174209 Hits · 3.85/5 (149 ratings) · Last modified: 3/18/2005
 
Alternate Picking Workout
But Socrates, what is this "alternate picking"?
Basics · Beginner · 979787 Hits · 4.02/5 (1150 ratings) · Last modified: 3/18/2005
 
I Hate Modes
Totally useless modes lesson. Don't bother, it is not even worth the trouble.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 35885 Hits · 4.20/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 3/15/2005
 
Basic Jazz-Blues Progression
playing a 12 bar blues is a little different in jazz circles...check it out.
Jazz · Intermediate · 112699 Hits · 4.27/5 (92 ratings) · Last modified: 1/18/2005
 
Shuffle Blues
If I play a shuffle blues in "G" again, I'm gonna hurt somebody. Here is a guitaristic way to play it in several different keys.
Blues · Beginner · 60495 Hits · 4.30/5 (44 ratings) · Last modified: 12/20/2004
 
Playing over chords
A quick and dirty way to begin to improvise in a jazz style.
Jazz · Beginner · 151733 Hits · 4.01/5 (116 ratings) · Last modified: 12/15/2004
 
Lines
Express yourself creatively, get out of that improv rut, expand your mind and playing....
Jazz · Intermediate · 12239 Hits · 3.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 12/15/2004
 
1 String At A Time
The best way to learn the fretboard is one string at a time; here are some ideas to get you going....
Basics · Beginner · 1206933 Hits · 3.91/5 (936 ratings) · Last modified: 12/14/2004
 
The Chromatic Scale
The chromatic scale is your friend. Pet it, stroke it, learn it, love it.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 230608 Hits · 3.60/5 (106 ratings) · Last modified: 12/14/2004
 
Passing Tones
Jazz up your playing by using passing tones; also great for blues and rock
Jazz · Intermediate · 47638 Hits · 4.05/5 (38 ratings) · Last modified: 12/13/2004
 
Chord Scales
The tools for block-chord soloing and advanced comping.
Jazz · Advanced · 141882 Hits · 4.19/5 (81 ratings) · Last modified: 12/13/2004
 
Mighty Minor Sevenths
An introduction to improvising in jazz, deals with minor seventh chords.
Jazz · Intermediate · 49727 Hits · 4.63/5 (35 ratings) · Last modified: 12/13/2004
 
Walk Like a Man
Learning to walk is important....here's a way using approach tones.
Jazz · Intermediate · 68101 Hits · 4.26/5 (53 ratings) · Last modified: 12/13/2004
 
In Your Own Sweet Way
in your own way, learn how block chord solos are put together
Jazz · Intermediate · 12337 Hits · 4.36/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 12/13/2004
 
Rhythm Changes
Basic "rhythm" changes in Bb-another song form you should know.
Jazz · Intermediate · 59566 Hits · 4.32/5 (44 ratings) · Last modified: 12/10/2004
 
Jazzy blues-lines
A few jazzy blues lines designed to help you start to build a vocabulary.
Jazz · Beginner · 85321 Hits · 4.16/5 (63 ratings) · Last modified: 12/10/2004
 
Frosty
Standard melody, jazzier chords. Just the melody and some chords....yes, it's the time for the season (or something like that)
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 20870 Hits · 4.71/5 (14 ratings) · Last modified: 12/7/2004
 
Jazzy Latin Tune
A fast and dirty look at a standard jazz bossa nova.
Jazz · Intermediate · 64827 Hits · 4.19/5 (63 ratings) · Last modified: 11/18/2004
 
12 Essential Tunes
Tunes you should know if you consider yourself a jazz guitarist, or even a jazz-influenced guitarist...
Jazz · Intermediate · 559316 Hits · 4.36/5 (343 ratings) · Last modified: 11/8/2004
 
Dizzying Dominant Sevenths
Working with dominant seventh chords and their alterations. (lesson still in progress)
Jazz · Advanced · 14451 Hits · 5.00/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 5/9/2012
 
Combining Walking Bass And Bebop Lines #
A little Etude I wrote to practice playing a jazz line and walking bass line at the same time
Jazz · Advanced · 781 Hits · 3.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 1/2/2012
 
Chord Time
One of my biggest pet peeves is that person who knows some chords, but can't play a song without stopping in between each chord. You're not that person, are you?
Basics · Beginner · 22340 Hits · 4.59/5 (22 ratings) · Last modified: 3/13/2005
 
Quartal Chords...Lite
Different types of chords in different applications
Jazz · Advanced · 4294 Hits · 4.20/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 2/19/2005
 
What You Really Need
Chord essentials
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 155089 Hits · 3.52/5 (94 ratings) · Last modified: 1/18/2005
 
Magic Chord Transformation pt. 2
More fretboard mastery material for beginners (this is part 2; see part 1 first)
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 368722 Hits · 4.09/5 (301 ratings) · Last modified: 1/18/2005
 
Stretchy Things
A few stretching exercises to get you warmed up....
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 12623 Hits · 3.73/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 12/15/2004
 
Magic Chord Transformation Pt. 3
Chord Oragami-not that bad, really. Deals with diminshed chord transformations.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 39813 Hits · 4.33/5 (24 ratings) · Last modified: 12/15/2004
 
Minor Chord Progression
A look at a common minor key chord sequence
Jazz · Intermediate · 10003 Hits · 4.80/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 12/14/2004
 
Connecting The E Minor Pentatonic Scale
Getting from one area of the neck to another, using the guitar's full range....
Rock/Pop · Beginner · 29329 Hits · 4.11/5 (38 ratings) · Last modified: 12/14/2004
 
Open Chord Help
Here is a partial list of the basic open chords I teach (in no particular order). If you know nothing else, know these chords, you can actually strum quite a few tunes with them.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 2417 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 12/14/2004
 
7 String Voicings
Voicings for 7 string- not just a fad, a way of life for some
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 23820 Hits · 3.29/5 (14 ratings) · Last modified: 12/13/2004
 
Note Naming Exercise
I think it is vital to know what notes you are playing, here a couple straight-froward exercises to build those skills!
Basics · Beginner · 6447 Hits · 2.60/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 12/13/2004
 
Moving Chords
how to create unusual voicings and chord structures
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 77743 Hits · 4.03/5 (78 ratings) · Last modified: 12/13/2004
 
Color Tone Chords
If you have mastered the chord shell lesson, this is the next step for you to expand you chord knowledge.
Jazz · Intermediate · 60597 Hits · 4.07/5 (27 ratings) · Last modified: 12/13/2004
 
Macht Kaput was Kaput Macht
use scales and scalar exercises to build and reinforce your picking technic. The whole lesson is not in German, I promise.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 15496 Hits · 4.25/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 12/10/2004
 
One Scale, 3 Names
For jazz theory types- a few perspectives on a certain pitch collection
Jazz · Advanced · 14707 Hits · 4.64/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 12/10/2004
 
Chord Shells
basic chord structures for budding jazz players... some may call them implied chords, some may call them incomplete voicings...
Jazz · Beginner · 68907 Hits · 4.40/5 (67 ratings) · Last modified: 11/18/2004
 
Magic Chord Transformation
The mysteries of the fretboard revealed....first installment
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 249077 Hits · 4.21/5 (205 ratings) · Last modified: 11/8/2004
 
Two Five Time
A little bit about ii-V chord progressions for the budding jazzer; where they go and how to approach them.
Jazz · Beginner · 108917 Hits · 4.33/5 (100 ratings) · Last modified: 11/8/2004