December 28, 2007

Jazz Guitar Endings

The approaching end of 2007 inspired me to write a tutorial about jazz guitar endings:

10 Ways To End A Jazz Song

Do you know more interesting ways to end a song? Let us know at the Jazz Guitar Forum...

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December 11, 2007

Jazz Guitar Chords and How To Find Them

I get a lot of emails from guitarists asking me how to play this or that chord on the guitar.  Please show me how to play a G7b9, or a Bm7b5(11)...?  Now, I don't mind these emails and I will answer them (although it usually takes a while), but what I want to say is: it's easy to find these chords all by yourself, even if you have never played the particular chord before.  All you need to do is learn a little music theory once and you'll never have to ask for a chord again.

I explain it all here: How To Make Your Own Guitar Chords

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December 10, 2007

8 String Guitar: Jason Crawford Plays I'll Remember April [Video]

Jason Crawford is an 8-string solo jazz guitarist who actually makes some music with his instrument. I like the way he lays out the theme of "I'll Remember April" in this video, but I'm not very impressed with the impro though. Not that I'd do it better than him, I never even touched a 7- or 8-string guitar (and I'm not planning to, to be honest). Anyway, Jason does a good job on the 8-string, this theme really swings!

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