Jazz Guitar Scales
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 contains 5 blues scale licks to help expand your jazz guitar vocabulary and soloing skills.
The blues scale licks are presented in a 12 bar blues etude in conjunction with chords.
In today’s lesson I will explain how to play the diminished scale on guitar by looking at two the most commonly used shapes: whole-half and half-whole. When learning to play jazz guitar, one chord type that usually gets neglected by guitarists is the diminished chord and it’s scales, so hopefully More >
Earlier this week on my Facebook Page I asked what readers would like to see a new lesson on and reader Jackson P commented “how to use melodic minor scale sounds for soloing. I am working on it at the moment and it seems over a minor I can’t get it sound any good”.
I decided to pick this question More >
When learning scales, most guitarists tend to focus on major scales and modes which are important, but one lesser studied symmetrical scale that can add some flavour to your playing is the whole-tone scale. The whole-tone scale is a great scale to learn if you want to add some crunch to your lines. More >
Being a good jazz guitar player means knowing how to practice guitar scales so that they stick in our ears and under our fingers. Having devoted countless hours to this over the years, I have discovered several effective ways to do this which I’d like to share with you in this artcle.
Practicing More >
When it comes to learning scales on the guitar, there’s certainly no shortage with so many to learn, so which ones do musician’s actually use and incorporate into their playing that will make you a better jazz guitarist?
Well there’s no shortcut for knowing the major scale, it’s the most important More >