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Why Jazz Guitar?
What is jazz guitar? Is it specific chords or scale patterns? Is it the propensity for improvisation? Is it the guitars jazz musicians play? It's all of them of course, and a whole lot more. It's in rhythm and in harmony. It's in style and swing.
Jazz Guitar Lessons
Perhaps you want to be a jazz guitarist? We've got some great jazz guitar lessons, and the theory to help make it make sense. Starting out in jazz guitar is not simple - you'll need some basic skills - but neither is it impossible if you are ready to practice. Jazz players are typically those who have previously played rock, blues, funk or other styles of guitar, and those skills will come in handy; but there is plenty more to learn!
Everything for Jazz Guitarists
We also talk to highly regarded jazz guitarists, about their musical approaches, and philosophies to playing jazz. Plus we have a detailed look at some fabulous jazz guitars.
So, whether you are a seasoned jazz musician, a rock/blues guitarist that would like to expand their repertoire, or simply a jazz music fan - there is something for you here.
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Check out some of the latest, and most popular articles on JazzGuitar.com
The Basics of Jazz Guitar
Jazz Guitar Chords
Lesson 1: Every day seventh chords with a sixth string root
Jazzing Up Your Rock Playing
Part 1 - Harmony
Take your rock guitar further, with some ideas common in jazz - By Dennis Winge
Beginning jazz theory Understanding the Major Scale
As a guitarist it's easy to ignore theory.. but when playing jazz, a little theory can go a long way. By Robert Weeks
Sonny Sharrock: On Improvisation
Free jazz legend Sonny Sharrock talks to Dannette Hill: on improvisation, about different types of improvisers, and the starting points for his improvisations
Wonderful piece; Randell Young talks about soloing, and suggests seven rules to maximise your guitar solo's impact
Martin Taylor interview
Guitarist Martin Taylor talks to Afdhel Aziz on his career, starting out and the influence of Indian music on his playing
Jazz Album Reviews
CDs for review should be submitted by post - for more information please get in contact.
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This site was originally created by respected Florida jazz guitarist and music educator, Bob Patterson.