Learning to solo over the rhythm changes is an important part of learning jazz improvisation.
Although I have already written a 3 step guide on how to solo over this progression I wanted to put together a complete rhythm changes licks etude featuring all the techniques in the series.
This rhythm More >
But as important as learning bebop tunes is, they can be tricky to play both rhythmically and technically on the guitar.
Because of this I have decided to write out 5 different A sections of my favorite bebop More >
When learning to improvise in the bebop idiom guitarists usually encounter tricky fingerings, harmonically dense progressions and fast tempos.
All of these require a fair amount of technique on the instrument compared to say using one mode to improvise over one chord for four bars at a medium More >
One of the most common techniques used by many jazz musicians and especially bop players and guitarists is the use of enclosures. Jazz guitar enclosures are found in a ton of great jazz solos, and work in a similar way to chromatic approach notes.
An enclosure is a group of 3 notes that enclosures More >
You are at the point where you know your scales and arpeggios across the guitar neck well enough to play the right notes over each chord, but something about your improvisation still doesnâ€™t sound jazzy.
When it comes to learning scales on the guitar, thereâ€™s certainly no shortage with so many to learn, so which ones do musicianâ€™s actually use and incorporate into their playing that will make you a better jazz guitarist?
Well thereâ€™s no shortcut for knowing the major scale, itâ€™s the most More >
Now that you have got these changes under your fingers, it’s time to let our hair down and have some fun in this final part of the series by More >
In the first of instalment of the 3 Step Guide to Soloing Over Rhythm Changes we looked at how to play over rhythm changes by usingÂ two different approaches to playing over the progression.
Missed the first lesson and want to catch up? You can view the full article here
In todayâ€™s follow up More >
While we have already examined comping over the rhythm changes in the 30 Days to Better Jazz Guitar series, learningÂ how to solo over rhythm changes n single lines is also important and an essential part of learning how to play jazz guitar.
The progression comes from George Gershwinâ€™s popular More >