Having the ability to artfully add those "in-between" notes is a cornerstone of jazz guitar. Here’s how you do it.



• Understand the basic elements of the CAGED system.

• Learn the “rules” for adding outside notes.

• Expand your view of the fretboard in every key.

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Have you ever asked yourself if you “know” all your scales? Well, one might answer that question with the chromatic scale. Simply put, the chromatic scale is all 12 notes. Chromaticism plays an important role in the construction of melodic lines in jazz, allowing dissonance to resolve into consonance. Jazz players are fond of a famous quote that basically states: No matter where you are on the neck, if you hit a “wrong” note you’re only a half-step away from a “right” one. This lesson will show how to integrate chromatics into major and minor CAGED scale forms, as well as provide examples of jazz lines. While this lesson centers around a major scale, this method of visualizing chromatic scales works with all scale types.

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