Jazzifying Your Chords and Progressions

The Jazz Toolkit – Diminished Leading Chords

December 5, 2012 1 Comment

Creating interesting sounding but powerful jazz progressions is easy. Today we’ll show you a simple trick to create some outside the box harmonies.

The Circle Progression – King of Chord Changes

November 29, 2012 1 Comment

The most powerful progression in all music – the circle progression. Today we’ll learn all about it and how to use it.

Change Keys Using a ii V I

August 17, 2011 No Comments

Changing keys is a great way to add some excitement to your song. We’ll show you a cool jazz trick to make the transition seamless!

Jazz Progressions – Tritone Substitutions

August 16, 2011 No Comments

To make those classic jazz progressions, often players employ a neat trick called tritone substitutions. We’ll break it down and make it super simple!

Play It All With Root 4 Melody Chords

August 16, 2011 1 Comment

In smaller jazz combos, it’s important for every member to step it up to fill out the space. For guitar players, sometimes it means playing chords and the melody together. We’ll show you how!

Ugly-Beautiful Chord Soloing

August 16, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got a super cool trick to make you play with swing and swagger of Brian Setzer! It all uses minor 7 b5′s so it sounds a little off, but still awesome!

Chords With a Jazz Twist

August 16, 2011 No Comments

Jazz players think about music very differently than other players, and chords are no different. They have specific ways of playing 7th chords that we’ll show you today!

The Ultimate Jazz Progression – ii V I

August 16, 2011 1 Comment

If there’s one lesson to learn when it comes to jazz guitar, this might be it. ii V I’s are all over the place in jazz and define the harmony for thousands of songs.