Read the January issue for FREE!

Jazz Box


Triad Pairs

January 17, 2011
Using triad pairs is simply an intervallic approach to improvisation. When used correctly, the technique can generate some very interesting sounds.
Read More

Playing With Blocks

December 21, 2010
Let’s examine several important elements of a block-chord technique used by Wes Montgomery
Read More

The Sky's the Limit

November 16, 2010
A rut-busting exercise using restrictions to move into new territory
Read More

The Generic Word "Go"

October 20, 2010
Dressing up standard chords
Read More

Muscle Maintenance for Guitarists

September 21, 2010
Warmups and stretches to keep your hands and wrists in shape
Read More

The Lydian Mode

August 17, 2010
Talking modes and how to use them right.
Read More

12-Bar Blues: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

April 15, 2010
Familiarize yourself with the 12-bar blues and it''ll show up in all different styles
Read More

The Back of the Room

March 11, 2010
Enjoying the unique tones of masters of their crafts
Read More

Inspiration Licks (Or 10 Ways to Get Unstuck)

February 11, 2010
Change up your surroundings and style to get out of a sticky place.
Read More

The Match Game: Fun With Upper Structure Triads

January 14, 2010
Triads that are contained in 7th chords, with or without extensions or tension added.
Read More

Ten Resolutions to Shed This Year

December 17, 2009
Ten voicings for satisfying resolutions.
Read More

The Gift of Comping

November 18, 2009
How to excel at comping
Read More

The Repertoire List

October 21, 2009
Inventory your playing and list your repertoire to get prepared for gigs and evaluate areas for improvement.
Read More

25 Ways to Improve Your Improv

September 18, 2009
Here are some thoughts on improvising that we students of jazz guitar might do well to consider along the way.
Read More

A Walking Tour of Bass Lines

August 19, 2009
Using bass lines in comping for solo or duo situations
Read More

A Bargain Chord

June 17, 2009
Incorporating the guitar''s easiest chords into your music
Read More