The idea of improvising in a jazz context can initially seem quite daunting to many beginner jazz guitarists, especially after they have heard a player such as Charlie Parker or John Coltrane. While both of these players More >
The melodic minor scale is an essential harmonic tool to use when learning jazz guitar.
This article aims to break down three different melodic minor applications and demonstrate how they can be used over common chord sequences.
A firm grasp and understanding of the melodic minor and its modes is More >
This article presents a 3 step guide on how to improvise over minor ii-V-I progressions.
Each of the steps uses arpeggios from the harmonic minor scale.
The Harmonic Minor scale can be More >
This article presents 3 all the things you are improvisation exercises arranged for jazz guitar to help better your jazz guitar playing.
All the things you are, often abbreviated to AATYA, is a commonly played standard at gigs and jams.
This article teaches 3 So What improvisation exercises for jazz guitar to help better your jazz guitar soloing skills.
One of the most commonly played jazz standards is the Miles Davis classic So What.
So What is a 32 bar modal progression that switches between two key centers, D minor and Eb More >
Playing a fast jazz guitar solo isn’t every player’s goal.
Having the technique to play fast gives guitarists another colour to More >
Soloing with intervals is a useful way to add contrast to your solos. Intervals refer to the distance between one and another note in the scale. For example, the interval between the Root note and the 3rd note of the Major Scale is an interval of a Perfect 3rd and the interval between the Root note More >
This article explains 3 Lydian patterns that are arranged for guitar. Within any jazz guitar scale, there are usually several patterns ‘hidden’ that can be used to make the scale sound more interesting.
Before looking at the Lydian patterns in this lesson, it is essential that you are comfortable More >
One harmonic device that is frequently used by jazz musicians is the use of 3-9 arpeggios. In this lesson I will explain what 3-9 arpeggios are and how you can use them to take your jazz guitar improvisation to the next level.