When learning how to play jazz guitar, we are often drawn to the cool chord soloing sounds of great players such as Wes Montgomery, Lenny Breau and Jim Hall.
While we may know that we want to sound like these legendary players in our own solos, we’re often stuck as to what is the best way to practice in order to get our jazz guitar chord solos up to par.
One of the best ways to increase your jazz guitar chord soloing vocabulary and build your confidence in the chord soloing realm is to work out and practice good-sounding licks that you can then develop and build upon in your own solos as you bring these ideas to jam sessions and gigs.
In today’s jazz guitar chord lick lesson, we’ll be taking a look at a ii V I chord lick in the key of G major that uses different Drop 2, rootless and 3rd and 7th voicings to harmonize a fun and easy to play melody line.
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Here are a few points that I bring out in the video lesson that you can take and apply to your practice and performance to allow you to create jazz guitar chord licks like this in your solos and comping.
Once you have checked out the video lesson and tab/notation for today’s jazz guitar chord lick, try working on different ways of practicing and applying this lick to your playing.
Here are a few ways that you can practice this or any chord lick to get you started.
Check this jazz guitar chord lick out in the practice room and then bring it out to a jam or gig to see how it fits into a musical situation.
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