Play Like The Greats
BB King licks are an essential part of developing a well rounded blues language.
In this article I have written out 5 BB King licks that showcase BB’s signature slow blues guitar style by demonstrating the techniques he’s known for such as raking, vibrato, the BB box and jazz guitar arpeggios.
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In this lesson I will be showing how to solo over a jazz blues progression in the style of guitarists such as Kenny Burrell, Grant Green and Howard Roberts. Learning to improvise over the jazz blues progression is an essential part of learning how to play jazz guitar.
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Wes Montgomery is to jazz is what Jimi Hendrix was to rock and this lesson explains a few key ways that will help you play like Wes Montgomery. Hardly an obscure jazz guitarist, along with Charlie Christian and Django Wes is one of, or perhaps the greatest influence of jazz guitar.
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Regular readers of my website might recognize Billy Bean from the’4 Obscure Jazz Guitarists You Need to Know’ article published last year. If you haven’t read this article yet, you can find out about Billy Bean and 3 other lesser known jazz guitarists by clicking this link.
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When it comes to learning and playing jazz guitar there are certain players that are hardly obscure jazz guitarists and mentioned frequently for good reason.
Who better to start off this new instalment of the ‘Play Like The Greats’ series than studying how to play guitar like Charlie Christian.
Along with Wes Montgomery and Django Reinhart, Christian is often considered one of the three biggest names of the jazz guitar world.
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From: Sam Smiley Green Dolphin Street Guest Post
First, I want to thank Jamie for hosting me as a guest poster. I truly appreciate his generosity and feel honored that he has invited me on to contribute to his site! On to the jazz…!
One great way to get into a standard and study jazz vocabulary More >