Intermediate

Jazz Guitar Chord Licks #4 - Lenny Breau Walkup

In today’s Jazz Guitar Chord Lick lesson, we'll be checking out a fun walkup over Bb7 and Eb7 in the style of the late, great Lenny Breau.

12 Bar Slide Basics #1

 This is a basic 12 bar song to get you started with slide guitar. Play along with the video and the Tablature to get started.

 

Slide Guitar Primer

This lesson will introduce you all elements of playing slide guitar, including styles, components and tunings. Famous Slide Guitar players are also introduced.

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Think You Know Pentatonics? 

 Almost everyone student I have ever taught said the same thing to me whenever I talked about playing Pentatonic Scales… “That’s a beginners scale or I already know that one…it’s the first thing I learned to play…let’s lea

Jazz Guitar Chord Licks #3 - Joe Pass ii V I

In today’s Jazz Guitar Chord Lick lesson, we’ll be checking out a ii V I chord soloing lick that is inspired by the classic jazz guitar chord solos of Joe Pass.

Consonant Intervals: 3rds & 6ths

 The distance between two notes is called an Interval. There are twelve notes in the chromatic scale which creates twelve possible intervals.

Tuplets & Triplets

In order to notate rhythms that would otherwise be impossible according to the time signature, any beat can be broken up into groupings called Tuplets.

Jazz Guitar Chord Licks #2 - Double Stops

In today’s Jazz Guitar Chord Lick lesson, we’ll be checking out a double-stop organ-style phrase that brings to mind the chord solos of players such as Jimmy Smith, George Benson and other organ trio masters.

Guitar Exercises – Permutations 4

In this final lesson in the series we’ll look at three note permutations and an interesting way to practice them.

Because these groupings only contain three notes they result in just 6 possible permutations as you can see below.

Guitar Exercises – Permutations 3

In this lesson well start to explore three note groupings and exercises. They say three is the magic number, and I’d have to agree. I love the sound created when an odd rhythm (triplet) is played over an even rhythm (a 4/4 time signature). It produces a rhythmic tension which adds excitement to the music.