Jazz Guitar Licks
Charlie Christian is often considered the grandfather of the electric jazz guitar which is why I decided to write a study of 5 signature Charlie Christian licks that can take your jazz guitar improvisation to the next level.
Many standards around that time period feature fast tempo cycling dominant More >
Dorian licks are a common part of developing jazz language and therefore a big part of learning how to improvise in a jazz setting. No doubt about it, every guitarist needs to know their scales inside out, but quite often I teach guitarists who know a bunch of scales but don’t know how to use them More >
When learning to play bebop jazz guitar, a study of Charlie Parker’s language and style is a must. In his short life Parker was one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time and his legacy can be heard in almost every jazz musician in the last 60 years or so.
Let’s be honest though, how many of us have transcribed 4 choruses of a solo and never use a single lick you took down?
Don’t worry, we’ve all More >
Miles Davis was a master improviser, there’s no doubt about that.
But what made him such a stellar jazz musician wasn’t necessarily his chops or flash, but his strong sense of melody and ability to find just the right notes for the right moment in his solos.
In this jazz guitar lick video lesson, More >