Jazz Guitar Lessons Advanced Improvisation

Jazz Guitar Lessons“I was deep in the zone of practicing almost constantly”Pat Metheny

Jazz Guitar Lessons and more: Creating your own voice as an improviser

We will develop the course content outlined below with the objective of exposing the guitar student to a large array of resources that will allow him or her the maximum potential as an improviser

We will also analyze, transcribe and play solos from masters such as Jim Hall, John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny, George Benson, Joe Stariani, Steve Via.

 Course OutlineJazz Guitar lessons. Inner Voice

  • Song melodies
  • Modify phrase lengths
  • Add or reduce rhythmic density
  • Play in time versus stretching or delaying
  • Melodic and rhythmic embellishment
  • Playing non harmonic melody notes
  • Playing guide tone lines
  • Embellishing guide tones lines
  • Dynamics
  • Scale patterns
  • Chord tone soloing
  • Motive soloing
  • Lower structure triads
  • Motive development
  • Rhythmic displacement
  • Upper structure triads
  • Pentatonic scales
  • Over the bar phrasing
  • Expanding and or contracting chord duration
  • Non harmonic triads
  • Non harmonic major scales
  • Chromatic scale

What is Jazz Guitar?

Jazz maybe be considered a style or a form of expression. I personally consider jazz as a creative form of expression based upon improvisation applicable to all styles of music.  Improvisation is a craft that allows us to vary the musical content as it seems fit in relation to the context and the audience. Music there for can become a dialogue where interaction and creativity is the constant  heartbeat of our playing.

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