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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 »

DVD Review: John Abercrombie & Greg Osby – Solos The Jazz Sessions

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Jazz – often seen as “music without walls”. This DVD is no exception. If you like your music to think “outside of the box” , look no further than the  Full Article »

DVD Review: Charlie Hunter – Solos The Jazz Sessions

DVD Review: Charlie Hunter – Solos The Jazz Sessions

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Think you’re a good guitarist? Well, you may just want to down tools and watch the “Charlie Hunter – Solos Jazz Sessions” DVD to evaluate just how “good” you are…

Guitar Lesson: Playing Over Changes

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?

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 »

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: Jazz soloing over the song Blue Bossa

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 »

Top five most influential jazz guitarists

Top five most influential jazz guitarists

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I’m by no way an expert on jazz, let alone jazz guitarists. I’m fortunate that as a kid, I was surrounded by music from all genres; my Mum was firmly  Full Article »

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