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Learning to Solo Chromatically

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If you’re new to jazz, you’ve probably heard at one time or another, people talking about soloing with the chromatic scale. This is one of those subjects in music that is easier said than done. The chromatic scale, containing (more…)

What is a Secondary Dominant Chord?

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Do you write music but struggle to understand how to add more chords to your composition? A secondary dominant may be the answer to your problem. This simple tool is (more…)

Scale Highway

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Traveling around the neck doesn’t need to be difficult and this fun and simple way of playing is easy to execute. (more…)

Your Guitar Journey

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When first learning a guitar, students focus so much on moving forward that they have difficulty seeing how far they have progressed over time. Instead of picking up the instrument for the sole purpose of playing for enjoyment, it is always with the intent of (more…)

A Guitar Vacation

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Sometimes the best way to move forward with your guitar studies is to take a break from playing. Why? Playing guitar is as much a mental game as it is (more…)