In the final installment of her look at “The Learning Curve of Various Styles of Guitar,” Jamie Andreas examines what is needed to become proficient as a jazz or a classical guitarist.
Jazz Guitar Lessons
Learn how to play jazz guitar with free online guitar lessons. These lessons cover topics like bebop scales, jazz chords, modes, popular styles, guitar technique, theory and more. Have you ever wanted to learn jazz guitar? Get started here.
This an intermediate level lesson for those of you who use only a guitar pick and would rather not work on finger-style playing, but would still like to play a complete song arrangement on your instrument.
It’s always a pleasure to get a new lesson from Peter Simms! His latest piece involves putting a walking bass line underneath a standard jazz blues progression. When you put it all together, you’ll definitely think it was worth the extra practice!
In the third and final section of Hans’ tutorial on legato playing, he focuses on specific riffs and the horizontal playing of them. If you’ve been keeping up with this three-part series, and by that I mean practicing as well as reading, then you will undoubtedly be getting proficient at this technique.
Hans picks up right where he left off, giving all sorts of exercises designed to help any guitarist develop speed and accuracy. If you’re not careful, you may also pick up some theory!
Hans Fahling returns with the first in a series of three articles, each designed to help you get better at playing faster by means of starting slowly. This is a great read (and terrific exercises!) for all guitarists, whatever style you play and whatever speed you aspire to!
So far in this series, we have talked about the usage of both minor and major blues scales in exclusive blues settings. In this installment, we will answer the question of how to apply these hip blues sounds to tonal and modal situations.