In this vlog I will talk about how I got started playing jazz guitar and also about what I am trying to achieve with the videos I make (besides having fun talking about Jazz Music and Jazz Guitar..)
Hope you find it useful! It felt like I owed you guys an explanation as to why I make all these videos! I think that a big part of how to learn jazz is learning songs and I in part take that from my own journey! I also talk about starting late since I didn’t get into jazz at an early age.
If you are writing a chord progression or making reharmonization then you want to check out what options you have available in jazz harmony. This video is going through 60 chords and talk about how they are related to C major key and show jazz chord progressions that contain them.
I am also referencing chord progressions of jazz standards very often.
The chords that we find in a chord progression in almost any genre will more often than not contain chords that are not diatonic to the scale of the key. So the amount of chords in a key is bigger than the diatonic chords found in the scale, but how big?
A few days ago I uploaded a Chord Melody Reharmonization of Night and Day. In this video I will go over the arrangement and some of the more unusual jazz guitar chords that I have used. Re-harmonizing jazz standards is fun and also a great way to add a personal touch to your interpretation of the song.
In my reharmonization I am using some more rich versions of the original chords and also in other places completely changing the harmony, using new less functional jazz progressions and colors.
If you want to check out the Chord Melody you can do so here:
While having a cup of coffee this morning I was watching a video from Rick Beato on 4 Jazz chord progressions that works well for jazz. I thought the progressions and the jazz chords were so beautiful that I decided to make a quick video on moving these to guitar.
Ricks chords are a bit tricky to play on guitar in some cases, but it can be a good way to expand your voicing vocabulary and they are great eye-openers for new material.
Here’s the original video:
Rick has a great channel with a lot of interesting videos on music theory, improvisation and music production.
If you like my videos and don’t know it you should check it out! Rick Beato – Everything Music
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Here’s the backing track for Night and Day! One of my favourite Cole Porter pieces jam on. The progression has it all: bVImaj7, a nice variation on the II V I, #IVm7b5, IVm. You name it, it’s in there!
As I mentioned in the solo it also works great as a samba like I am playing it here.
If you want to check out my solo on it you can do so here: