Guitar Lessons by Jeremy Cotton

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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