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May 2014

Lessons: Jazz

Digging Deeper: Pentatonic Chords

April 12, 2014
If you think pentatonics are just for blues-rock riffs, think again.
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Beyond Blues: Jimmy Herring's Twisted Jams

April 5, 2014
Get inside the mind of one of the most creative improvisers playing guitar today.
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Jazz Boot Camp: Soloing with Triads

January 18, 2014
Learn how George Van Eps and Alan Reuss harnessed the power of the triad in their solos.
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Rhythm Rules: Brazilian Guitar 101

December 21, 2013
Blend syncopated rhythms with jazzy chords and delve into the world of Brazilian guitar.
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Fretboard Workshop: 10 Essential Turnarounds

December 14, 2013
Go deep inside extended harmony by adding tritone subs, contrary motion, and pedal tones to your turnarounds.
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Jazz Boot Camp: The Evolution of the “Rhythm” Changes

November 9, 2013
Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm” has served as a harmonic foundation for tunes by everyone from Charlie Parker to Coldplay.
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Jazz Boot Camp: 6 Essential Solo Guitar Tricks

August 24, 2013
Impress your friends and scare your neighbors with these essential tips for playing solo guitar.
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Concepts and Techniques: Jim Hall

June 27, 2013
Dig into some of the soloing and comping techniques used by jazz master Jim Hall.
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Beyond Blues: 12 Keys, Five Shapes, and the Blues

April 2, 2013
Understand how to visualize chord shapes all over the neck and learn how five simple arpeggio shapes can unlock 12 keys.
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Fretboard Workshop: Recycling Pentatonics

September 5, 2012
Delve into the world of the dominant pentatonic scale.
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