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21/04/2014

Jazz Guitar Shed: Got a Motive?

Continuing last issue's theme of music as a language, this time lets consider an improvised solo as being like a short story. ...

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21/01/2014

Jazz Guitar Shed: ‘Tis The Season After All

It'’s that time of year again, so I thought I’'d arrange a Christmas song for solo jazz guitar. I'’ve put the arrangement ...

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15/11/2013

Jazz Guitar Shed: The ‘Two Five’ Progression

In celebrating NZ Musician magazine’'s ‘25’ years of publication, let’'s look at one of the fundamental progressions ...

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28/08/2013

Jazz Guitar Shed: Danger – Melody Ahead

This article is about soloing from the melody. As guitar players there can be a tendency to know the chords to a song, but ...

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03/07/2013

Jazz Guitar Shed: 4 x4 – Chord Tones

After a couple of detours in recent NZM issues, it'’s time to think about notes again. Our focus is on how to bring out ...

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09/04/2013

Jazz Guitar Shed: Come on, Surprise me

One of the wonderful things about improvising is that you don't know what or when you are going to play next, and neither ...

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