Jazz Guitar Scale

How To : Play a diminished scale based guitar lick

Do you dream of standing on stage in front of millions of fans with a guitar in your hand? You could make this dream come true, if only you could play the guitar! This guitar tutorial series from Robert Renman teaches you the basics of guitar playing along with a few beginner ...more

How To : Play 112 jazz guitar chords

In this video, we learn how to play 112 jazz guitar chords. Start off with the F major 7 chord. Then play this where you mute the fifth and first strings so you only play the sixth, fourth, and third. Walk along these strings starting with the "e" and continuing through the sc ...more

How To : Play jazz bass guitar in E Major

In this video series, expert jazz musician Ryan Larson will teach you how to read and play jazz bass in the key of E Major. Learn the different scales and techniques in this step by step bass guitar lesson. Improve your ability to groove with other musicians and move freely al ...more

How To : Play jazz bass guitar in E flat (Eb)

In this video series, expert jazz musician Ryan Larson will teach you how to read and play jazz bass in the key of Eb major. Learn the different scales and techniques in this step by step bass guitar lesson. Improve your ability to groove with other musicians and move freely a ...more

How To : Play advanced bass guitar octave scales and modes

In this video series, watch as jazz musician Ryan Larson teaches advanced bass guitar lessons in all twelve keys. Learn how to play different two octave scale and modes, how to read the music, and how to know when to apply different particular scales. Part 1 of 18 - How to Pla ...more

How To : Use tritone chord substitutions in jazz guitar

This free video guitar lesson discusses tritone chord substitution. In short, when a dominant 7th chord is functioning, it can be substituted by a dominant chord that is a tritone or augmented fourth away from its root. For more information, and to get started playing tritone ...more

How To : Do the I VI II V jazz guitar exercise

Jazz guitar is one of the deepest, most challenging, and most rewarding kinds of playing. This video by Justin teaches us an jazz guitar exercise designed to work on I VI II V I chords. Some skill is definitely required, but if you're an experienced jazz player this exercise s ...more

How to Play Jazz guitar : II-V-I Chord Sequences

In this video, we learn how to play Jazz guitar: II-V-I Chord Sequences. You will play this in C, D minor, G7, and C major. You will be using different frets, so you have to pay attention to where your finger placement is and how you are placing your entire hand. When you star ...more

How To : Perform advanced jazz guitar techniques

Jazz guitar music, in particular, is rooted in minor 7th chords and diminished 3rds; its sound is as distinctive as any in the jazz family. Advanced jazz guitarist will also need to know their 9, 11 and 13 chords as well, popular chords in Bossa Nova style jazz. In this series ...more

How To : Play the minor pentatonic scale on guitar

This how to video explains a bit about the minor pentatonic scale and the chords it gets played over on the electric guitar. This is an easy scale to learn and is the basis for most blues music. Watch this tutorial and you will be playing minor pentatonic scales on the guitar ...more

How To : Play the major scale on the guitar for beginners

There are zillions of fun and cool things you can do with guitars, including riffs, hammer down, and so on. But in order to unleash the rock star that we know is hidden deep within you, you have to start with the basics first. About half of all pop and rock songs are based on ...more

How To : Play basic jazz chords on guitar

This guitar lesson is for guitar players that want to learn the basic jazz chords, and some tips to play more "jazzy". Part 1 of 2 - How to Play basic jazz chords on guitar. Part 2 of 2 - How to Play basic jazz chords on guitar.

How To : Master the major scale on the guitar

Check out this video from Berkleemusic.com and watch as Larry Bayone, Chair of Berklee's Guitar Department, explains how to find the notes of the guitar scale from memory by practicing the major scale in a variety of different positions and registers on the fret board.

How To : Play a chromatic scale on the guitar

In this guitar lesson, learn how to play a chromatic scale on a standard-tuning (EADGBE) guitar. With the guitar, as with any other instrument, if you want to improve, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash with free, high-quality guitar lessons like this ...more

How To : Jam and solo with a D blues scale on electric guitar

Lookin' to improve yer chops? How 'bout yer licks? This free video guitar lesson is so great, it'll improve your chops AND your licks! It presents a detailed overview of how to get started jamming and soloing in a D blues scale on an electric guitar. Take a look.

How To : Play the Dorian scale on the guitar

Do you dream of standing on stage in front of millions of fans with a guitar in your hand? You could make this dream come true, if only you could play the guitar! This guitar tutorial series from Robert Renman teaches you the basics of guitar playing along with a few beginner ...more

How To : Play the rock/blues scale on the guitar with tabs

You know your piano player friends who practice their basic piano scales daily even though they're already well advanced and can play Rachmaninoff like no one's business? It may seem absurd to need to do such simple practicing at all, but scale exercises are the best thing you ...more

How To : Play the blues scale on the guitar

This guitar lesson focuses on the blues scale and shows you a bunch of tricks to help you use it wisely. The blues scale is based on a minor penatonic scale, but includes the flat 5th note. Most popular rock songs have roots in the blues scale. Learning the forms of the blues ...more

How To : Play the minor pentatonic scale on your guitar

Justin teaches us how to play the minor pentatonic scale in this tutorial. This is a useful scale that you will use as long as you play the guitar. Start with your first finger in the fifth fret of the thickest string. Play A, then reach up with your fourth finger in the eight ...more

How To : Improvise with chord and scale tones on guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Incorporate jazz harmony in your guitar playing

Jazz harmony is the theory and practice of chord usage in jazz music. This instructional video demonstrates the basics of jazz harmony and incorporates licks and runs on the electric guitar. Once you've mastered the basic chord progression you'll be able to improvise and furth ...more

How To : Play a 2-5-1 jazz progression on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play a jazz progression on acoustic guitar

Because of its portability, the acoustic guitar can be wonderful songwriting device. However, having a pocket symphony in your head–or pocket, as it were–does you little good if your hands aren't on board. Fortunately, YouTube user Sawlon is here to help you train your head an ...more

How To : Play pentatonic scale boxes on the guitar

Do you dream of standing on stage in front of millions of fans with a guitar in your hand? You could make this dream come true, if only you could play the guitar! This guitar tutorial series from Robert Renman teaches you the basics of guitar playing along with a few beginner ...more

How To : Play a swinging jazz blues lick on the guitar

In this guitar lesson, learn how to jazzy swinging blues on the guitar. With the guitar, as with any other instrument, if you want to improve, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash with free, high-quality guitar lessons like this one. For more information ...more

How To : Play jazz chords on the acoustic guitar

This video is a jazz chord progression lesson. In this lesson some of the more basic barre chords are introduced, and we build upon that with a few more types of chord forms. Once you learn the chord forms, they can be played at any fret (in any key) just like the previous bar ...more

How To : Play "Doctor Jazz" by Joe "King" Oliver on guitar

Although mainly demonstrational, this video shows you how to play "Doctor Jazz" by Joe "King" Oliver on guitar. This video is intended for advanced players who learn easily by watching or listening. Read the useful tips posted below to aid your guitar learning: Doctor Jazz us ...more

How To : Jazz up minor chords with an electric guitar

Ready to jazz up your playing? Look no further! Check out this video and see how to sprinkle some hot sauce on those dull blues chords and play like a rocker! This tutorial will show you some fun tricks that the pros use to make their electric guitar sound like its on fire! Yo ...more

How To : Play advanced bass guitar in Eb

In this video series, watch as jazz musician Ryan Larson teaches advanced bass guitar lessons in all twelve keys. Learn how to read tab and relate it to scale names, how to walk through various bass lines, and how to play a Latin walking bass line. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play a ...more

How To : Play bass guitar rhythm

In this video series, watch as jazz musician Ryan Larson teaches advanced bass guitar lessons in all twelve keys. Learn how to read tab and relate it to scale names, how to walk through various bass lines, and how to play a Latin walking bass line. Part 1 of 19 - How to Play b ...more

How To : Play jazz bass in C Major

In this video series, expert jazz musician Ryan Larson will teach you how to read and play jazz bass in the key of C Major. Learn the different scales and techniques in this step by step bass guitar lesson. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play jazz bass in C Major. Play jazz bass in C M ...more

How To : Play jazz bass in F

In this video series, expert jazz musician Ryan Larson will teach you how to read and play jazz bass in the key of F major. Learn the different scales and techniques in this step by step bass guitar lesson. Improve your ability to groove with other musicians and move freely al ...more

How To : Play jazz bass in B Major

In this video series, expert jazz musician Ryan Larson will teach you how to read and play jazz bass in the key of B major. Learn the different scales and techniques in this step by step bass guitar lesson. Part 1 of 17 - How to Play jazz bass in B Major. Play jazz bass in B M ...more

How To : Play advanced bass jazz techniques

In this video series, watch as jazz musician Ryan Larson teaches advanced bass guitar lessons in all twelve keys. Learn how to read tab and relate it to scale names, how to walk through various bass lines, and how to play a Latin walking bass line. Part 1 of 22 - How to Play a ...more

How To : Improvise on a guitar

Learning a scale is a lot like learning an alphabet. So like an alphabet, once you've learned a scale, it's important to start learning how to improvise on that scale in your guitar playing. This step is like learning letter combinations (th for example) and is an important st ...more

How To : Explore the pentatonic scale

In this guitar lesson, Justin gives some tips on practicing and exploring the pentatonic scale. He gives some steps on how to add variation so it doesn't always sound like a scale.

How To : Find octave centers on the guitar

Octaves are a cool way of spicing up your solos either by adding in the ocatve note after playing the lower note, or, in the way that George Benson and other great Jazz artists have made famous, playing full octave type power chords that allow you to play all sorts of melodies ...more

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