Exploring Joe Pass ii V I Arpeggios For Jazz Guitar

Joe Pass Arpeggios 1

Joe Pass was a master of every aspect of jazz guitar playing, as he could easily switch between chord melody, chord solos, solo guitar and single-notes in a seamless and highly creative fashion. While I have always been a big fan of Joe Pass’ chord soloing ideas, and taken a lot of influence from thatRead the Rest... ...

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How To Play Modern Jazz Guitar Arpeggios

Arps in 5ths 5 JPG

When learning how to play jazz guitar, many of us spend time working out arpeggios, both from the root to the 7th and beyond to the 9th, 11th and 13th of any chord we are checking out in the woodshed. While it is important to spend time getting different jazz guitar arpeggio shapes under yourRead the Rest... ...

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How to Play 7b9 Arpeggios for Jazz Guitar

G7 Arpeggio

When learning how to play jazz guitar, one of the most common chords and chordal colors that jazz guitarists explore in their practice routines is the Dominant 7th family of chords. One of the great things about Dominant 7th chords is that there is a plethora of alterations that you can apply to them inRead the Rest... ...

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4 Easy Exercises to Play Jazz Guitar Chord Progressions

Arpeggio Outines Example 3

Learning how to play jazz guitar means learning how to use scales, arpeggios and patterns in order to outline each chord when you play jazz guitar chord progressions or jazz tunes. While this can be a difficult task to tackle at first, with a little practice and the right exercises, you’ll be able to jamRead the Rest... ...

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Guitar Arpeggios Made Easy Video Lesson

Jazz Guitar Chords Open Triads

Arpeggios are an essential tool for any guitarist to have an understanding of, and have under their fingers. While in essence, an arpeggio is just the notes of a particular chord picked in order from the Root to the 7th, they can sometimes be tricky to learn on the guitar since there is a plethoraRead the Rest... ...

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Guitar Improv Techniques – Soloing Over Jazz Chords

Jazz Guitar Rhythm Exercises

One of the toughest concepts that many jazz guitarists struggle with when they first begin to explore the idiom is properly and musically soloing over jazz chords. When players come from a rock or blues background, they are used to playing one scale in one key over an entire solo section, but this is notRead the Rest... ...

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The Science of Strong Lines Part 2: Embellished Melodic Arpeggios

All the Things You Are Melodic Arpeggios

  This article is a guest post by New York Jazz Guitarist Adam Smale. As in part one of this two-article series, you’re utilizing some concepts that you probably already know; Scales, Arpeggios, and Embellishments. When creating a musical line, whether composed in written form or composed in an improvised context, the same mechanics comeRead the Rest... ...

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Extended Jazz Guitar Arpeggios

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Last semester I had a student come to me with a long list of audition material that he had to put together in a very short time. Along with tunes, chord progressions and the usual scale fingerings, he had to learn all of his extended jazz guitar arpeggios up to the 13th. He asked meRead the Rest... ...

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