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  • pat meheney

    Gaining Tone Security When Improvising Over Altered Chords

    As we did in the previous lessons on Gaining Tone Security and Gaining Tone Security When Improvising Over Extended Chords let us now look at the process for Altered chords to aid accessibility on the fretboard.

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  • al di meola

    Gaining Tone Security When Improvising Over Extended Chords

    Having established the tone centres in the previous lesson on Gaining Tone Security we can now repeat the process for extended chords so that they become more readily available on the fretboard.

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  • john mclaughlin

    Gaining Tone Security When Improvising

    A common problem I notice amongst my students is that whilst they are able to understand the chord progressions and relating scales, when they begin to improvise lead lines over the top they are not tied down to the changes and often end up losing their way or running into a dead end.

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  • miles davis

    Using Altered Scales in a Jazz Blues Progression

    Altered Scales can be complicated if you learn them just as they are because at first glance they do not conform to an obvious pattern when laid out on the fret board.

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  • wes montgomery

    Using Chord and Scale Shapes to Improvise

    One of the problems many people have when they come to me for lessons in improvisation is being able to navigate the fretboard with fluency.

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  • winton marsalis

    Jazz Blues Licks

    Learning to solo over Jazz Blues Progressions can give extremely valuable insight into how to construct solos and harmonise correctly. The 12 bar form is relatively simple to master and because nearly all aspects of modern popular music are in some way touched by the blues it should sound suitably familiar.

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  • wes montgomery

    Bebop Scales and Jazz Soloing

    The Jazz Bebop scale is probably the most important scale to learn when studying jazz guitar. Bebop scales are derived from modes of the Major, the Harmonic Minor and the Melodic Minor scales.

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  • kenny burrel be bop guitar

    Useful Bebop Solos and Phrases

    When studying Jazz guitar it is very easy to get bogged down by learning scales and to not spend enough time really working on the phrasing and traditional vocabulary that really makes Jazz improvising sound well- jazzy!

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