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Minor Mysteries

Hey Jazz Guy, I feel totally lost with minor chords, there are so many different types. What on earth do I play? –Lost in Long Island Dear Lost, You are not alone. Minor harmony is a difficult topic precisely because there are so many variations. We will look at four types of commonly used minor […]

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Wide Open (Intervals)

**Hi cats! So in the magazine the music example has a couple typos… GMaj7 in the first two examples should be Gmin7 and CMaj13 in the last example should be Cmin13. Sorry bout that…my mistake on the fine print! Thanks for following, happy shedding…here’s the lesson: PS – you can download the corrected practice sheet […]

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Upper Structures

Hey Jazz Guy, Once I’ve mastered the “jazz power chords” how can I better understand Upper Structures and incorporate them into my playing? – Basic in Boise Dear Basic, This is a way of exploring upper structure harmony using triads on the guitar that I find quite sonically delightful. Triads are easy to play and […]

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Practicing!

Hey Jazz Guy, How do you practice? There’s so much to learn I don’t even know where to start sometimes! Any tips/suggestions? — Stressing in Switzerland   This is a great and very important question, and there are many right answers. Here’s the system that I have found works for me. I organize my practicing […]

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