3 Adam Rogers ii V I Licks

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Adam Rogers is one of my all-time favourite jazz guitarists, one that has a very modern sound but also a thorough foothold in the tradition at the same time. Because of his understanding of both traditional and modern jazz harmony, Adam is a great player to study when working on jazz guitar improvisational techniques. WhenRead the Rest... ...

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5 Modern Jazz Guitar Pentatonic Scale Patterns

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In this jazz guitar lesson, you’ll expand your scale and improvisational knowledge as you learn how to play 5 modern pentatonic scale patterns for jazz guitar. After writing a lesson titled, “Must Know Pentatonic Patterns for Jazz Guitar,” and getting a very positive response, I’ve expanded on this important improvisational concept by focusing on 5Read the Rest... ...

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Exploring John Coltrane Modal Lines for Jazz Guitar

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Though John Coltrane is known for his fast-paced harmonic soloing over tunes such as Moment’s Notice, Countdown and of course the ever challenging Giant Steps, his approach to modal soloing has also stood out as one of his biggest contributions to the jazz genre. Having been involved in one of most famous Modal albums, KindRead the Rest... ...

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Pat Metheny Outside Soloing Concepts for Jazz Guitar

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Pat Metheny is undoubtably one of the greatest jazz guitarists who has ever played the instrument. His work with the Pat Metheny Group, as well as his own trio and duo records, are some of the most popular, yet highly musical and advanced, jazz records in the library of modern jazz albums. In today’s lesson,Read the Rest... ...

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Learn How To Play 7#5 Triad Pairs For Guitar

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As anyone that is studying jazz guitar vocabulary knows, the 7#5 chord is a relatively common and important jazz chords that needs to be addressed sooner than later in our development on the instrument. While many of us will go for a Whole-Tone Scale approach to soloing over 7#5 chords when we see them inRead the Rest... ...

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How to Play 7#11 Triad Pairs On Guitar

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As anyone that is studying jazz guitar vocabulary knows, the 7#11 chord is a commonly used and important harmonic device that needs to be addressed sooner than later in our development on the instrument. While many of us will dig into the Lydian Dominant Scale when learning how to solo over 7#11 chords, we oftenRead the Rest... ...

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How to Play 7b9#9 Triad Pairs For Guitar

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As we develop our jazz guitar skill set, we begin to move beyond unaltered dominant 7th chords and start to explore the cool world of altered dominant sounds. There are a number of different altered dominant chords, which alter the 9ths, 5ths and combinations of those two intervals, and so we are often stuck withRead the Rest... ...

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How To Play 7alt Triad Pairs For Guitar

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One of the toughest progressions we face when learning how to play jazz guitar, is the minor-key ii V I, which also contains one of the trickiest chords to solo over, the 7alt. While many of us have explored the Altered Scale over the 7alt chord, we tend to stop there most of the timeRead the Rest... ...

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How To Play m7b5 Triad Pairs For Guitar

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When first learning how to play jazz guitar, one of the toughest progressions we face is the minor-key ii V I, which also contains one of the trickiest chords to solo over, the m7b5 chord. While many of us have explored the Locrian mode over a m7b5 chord, we tend to stop there most ofRead the Rest... ...

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How To Play m7 Triad Pairs For Guitar

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Learning how to play jazz guitar, means learning how to comfortably and authentically solo over m7 chords in both a modal and tonal context. While many of us have checked out the Dorian mode as an option to solo over this commonly used jazz chord, we often stop there in our exploration of the m7Read the Rest... ...

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Jazz Blues Guitar – Directional Soloing

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By: Dave Kain Whenever I am improvising over a jazz blues chord progression, my main goal as a jazz guitarist is to make it sound musically interesting for both myself and the listener. One of the bad habits I find some of my students falling into during their solos is constantly playing directly up andRead the Rest... ...

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6 Ways To Build Melodic Jazz Guitar Solos

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In this week’s reader question article, which was submitted through my Facebook Page, I am going to tackle the subject of how to build melodic jazz guitar solos from a motivic standpoint. Though this question was raised this week on Facebook, it is one that I get on a regular basis from students that areRead the Rest... ...

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How to Play John Coltrane Chord Subs for Jazz Guitar

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There are many ways to get a Modern Jazz sound into our guitar playing. From using exotic modes to advanced chord substitutions, there is an almost endless supply of melodic and harmonic material to study in the modern jazz realm. One of the quickest, though not quite easiest, ways to bring a modern sound toRead the Rest... ...

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