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Nov 4, 2011 Ξ Leave a comment

Guitar Lesson: Modes Lesson #1 – Ionian

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Guitar Jar’s very own Lewis Turner takes us through the concepts of soloing in the Ionian mode.

Oct 30, 2011 Ξ 1 comment

Guitar Lesson: “Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri

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Guitar Jar has had a fair few requests over recent months for a guitar lesson demonstrating how to play “Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri.

Aug 30, 2011 Ξ Leave a comment

Guitar Lesson: Diminished Scale Concepts

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Guitar Jar contributor and jazz guitarist Warren Greig expands on his previous diminished guitar scale lesson by expanding deeper into diminished scale concepts.

Aug 2, 2011 Ξ Leave a comment

Guitar Lesson: Diminished Sounds Applied to the Guitar Fingerboard

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Guitar Jar contributor and jazz guitarist Warren Greig shares 30 years of guitar playing experience in this article, discussing the theory behind diminished sounds and how they can be applied  Full Article »

Jun 6, 2011 Ξ Leave a comment

Guitar Lesson – Artist Profile: Yngwie Malmsteen

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Lewis Turner takes us through the techniques of Yngwie Malmsteen.

Guitar Lesson: Fretting Hand Position
Apr 26, 2011 Ξ 6 comments

Guitar Lesson: Fretting Hand Position

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Guitar Jar contributor, Ed Peczek takes us through the importance of Fretting Hand Positioning, highlighting the contributing factors of finger & thumb placement & pressure.

Guitar Lesson – Artist Profile: Allan Holdsworth
Apr 18, 2011 Ξ 1 comment

Guitar Lesson – Artist Profile: Allan Holdsworth

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Lewis Turner takes us through the techniques of the technically gifted guitarist, Allan Holdsworth.

Guitar Lesson: Stuck in a rut? Learn 11 New Licks
Jan 13, 2011 Ξ 1 comment

Guitar Lesson: Stuck in a rut? Learn 11 New Licks

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Stuck in a rut with your practice regime? Need some inspiration? Lewis Turner takes us through 11 guitar licks, that use 11 different approaches over the same backing track.

Guitar Lesson: Slurs (aka Hammer on and Pull off)
Nov 3, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Guitar Lesson: Slurs (aka Hammer on and Pull off)

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Slurs, commonly referred to as hammer ons or pull offs (depending on the direction of the slur) are a very popular technique used throughout a whole range of styles from  Full Article »

Guitar Lesson: Playing Over Changes
Oct 26, 2010 Ξ 3 comments

Guitar Lesson: Playing Over Changes

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Playing over changes is the term used to describe improvising over various chords that aren’t all contained within the same key. This is often associated with jazz, as many jazz  Full Article »

Learning Jazz Guitar: Method books – help or hindrance?
Oct 26, 2010 Ξ 2 comments

Learning Jazz Guitar: Method books – help or hindrance?

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Is a lack of musical theory a hindrance to the musical development and growth of the guitarist? Guitar Jar contributor Warren Greig shares his thoughts on the effectiveness of modern  Full Article »

Oct 5, 2010 Ξ 1 comment

Guitar Lesson: Jazz Guitar Triadic Improvisation

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Canadian Jazz guitarist Warren Greig delivers his first jazz guitar lesson for Guitar Jar readers by focussing on improving jazz soloing techniques using triads.

Guitar Lesson: Funk, Groove and Rhythm Timing
Sep 14, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Guitar Lesson: Funk, Groove and Rhythm Timing

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Many years ago I was playing a gig with a great drummer and good friend of mine. I thought I played the gig quite well, but at the end my  Full Article »

Guitar Lesson: Jazz soloing over the song Blue Bossa
Sep 10, 2010 Ξ 6 comments

Guitar Lesson: Jazz soloing over the song Blue Bossa

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“Blue Bossa” is a 16 bar bossa nova jazz standard, written by trumpeter Kenny Dorham. The original version can be found on “The Best of Kenny Dorham – Blue note  Full Article »

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