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How to Start Playing Chord Changes By Using Guide Tones

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One of the top questions I get asked is “how do I get the chord changes to come out in my jazz solos?”

It’s a great question, and a whole lifetime of study is involved for mastering this skill. However, there are specific things we can be doing to start unlocking this.

Guide Tones are incredibly valuable to identify, and in this video I teach you all about them and how to use them.

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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."


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