Jazz Guitar Lessons

Thinking in Phrases – Jazz Blues Using Guitar and Sax Etudes

Posted on Apr 5th, 2014 - By wkriski - 1 Comment

I'm a big fan of imitation when it comes to learning how to improvise in the bebop style. This may seem counterintuitive but we learn to speak the…

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Using Jazz Guitar Etudes and Hip Licks Together – Detailed Explanation

Posted on Mar 20th, 2014 - By wkriski - 1 Comment

You can pick up Jazz Guitar Etudes and Hip Licks for Guitar by Greg Fishman/Mike…

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Improvisation Tips

Posted on Jun 9th, 2013 - By wkriski - 0 Comments

I think a lot about improvisation each day ever since I started studying improvisation for jazz and experienced a lot of frustration. What works,…

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Mr. PC – John Scofield Solo Analysis

Posted on May 14th, 2013 - By wkriski - 0 Comments

When learning jazz guitar we can often get distracted by all sorts of information out there, so it can be helpful to remember to go directly to the…

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Making Music from Arpeggios

Posted on Feb 13th, 2013 - By wkriski - 0 Comments

You'll see a lot of arpeggio exercises out there, heck I even have some myself! But my goal is always to get you making music, not just playing…

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Autumn Leaves Arpeggios

Posted on Feb 13th, 2013 - By wkriski - 0 Comments

Here are arpeggios for the chord progression to Autumn Leaves. I've kept them on the highest strings as much as possible which are where you are more…

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Minor 7 Arpeggios

Posted on Feb 10th, 2013 - By wkriski - 0 Comments

Minor 7 arpeggios are built from the root, minor 3rd, fifth and minor 7th intervals. Minor 7 chords are used extensively in jazz standards including…

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Blue Bossa Guitar Study

Posted on Feb 9th, 2013 - By wkriski - 0 Comments

Blue Bossa was written by Kenny Dorham and is the one of the first standards you should learn. The reason for this is that it has only 2 keys, Eb…

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Jazz Guitar Lessons – Creative Scale Use in Chord Melody and Improvisation

Posted on Jan 8th, 2013 - By wkriski - 3 Comments

There might be certain times in a chord melody when you want to just play the melody as single notes without chordal accompaniment. You can also use…

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Using Jazz Arpeggios as Approach Notes

Posted on Dec 31st, 2012 - By wkriski - 0 Comments

Once you can play jazz arpeggios over a jazz standard, ascending and descending, starting on different chord tones, the next step would be to use…

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