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01/09/2017

Guitar Cool: Vanilla Chords

' Vanilla chords ' is a term used in the jazz guitar world which essentially means you need to reduce the chord progression ...

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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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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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24/04/2013

Jazz Guitar Shed: Chords – It’s Not What You Know

This article is not about learning lots of new chord shapes. For that, you could check out any number of books – Jon Damian'’s ...

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