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Gilad Hekselman “Hearts Wide Open”

Because listening to jazz is so important to the jazz musician, Learn Jazz Standards is starting to promote the albums of current jazz artists. It’s important to be familiar with old classic recordings, BUT...
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Tamir Hendleman “Destinations”

Because listening to jazz is so important to the jazz musician, Learn Jazz Standards is starting to promote the albums of current jazz artists.  It's important to be familiar with old classic recordings, BUT...

Transcribing Jazz Solos: Is It Better to Write It Down or Learn It...

Ok, so you've probably been hearing that you need to transcribe jazz solos for a long time, but what is the transcription process?  And what is the benefit to transcribing?  Why would one take...

Chord Progression Study: ii V I VI7

Learn Jazz Standards.com focuses on helping  jazz musicians expand their repertoire.  Jazz musicians are required to know jazz standards for working gigs and playing at jam sessions.   However, it's also very important to practice soloing over...

Why You Should Throw Your Fakebook Away

GET RID OF YOUR FAKEBOOK! THROW THAT TRASH OUT! You know that little book on your shelf with the melodies and chord changes? Throw it in the trash. Right now. Do it. Ok, before you get motivated...

St. Thomas for Guitar-Chords

In my teaching, I sometimes feel the need to make a chord chart for a particular song to help guitarists comp through a tune. This isn't intended to be what Joe Pass would do,...

CAGED Scales for Guitar-C Major

Have you ever wanted to improve your solo chops on the guitar?  Do you ever feel limited by your lack of fretboard knowledge, especially higher on the neck?  Have you ever wanted to connect...

Melodic Minor Soloing Over Minor ii-V-i

Soloing over a minor iim7b5-V7-i progression is often played with either melodic minor harmony or harmonic minor harmony. Some musicians prefer the melodic minor sound, while others prefer using the harmonic minor sound. I...

Great Resource for Guitar Technique and Sight Reading

I saw a post by Vic Juris on the All About Jazz Forum recommending the Kreutzer Violin Studies as a way of improving your guitar technique.  If it's good enough for Vic Juris, I'm...

15 Most Common Guitar Chords

These are the 15 most common chords. All guitarists need to know them, regardless of what style they play. These are the first chords everyone must know. Pop and folk music use these chords...

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