Category Archives: Q&A

Jazz Guitar Q&A #17 – Passing chords, Before Jazz, Dominant Scales, Melody in solos

Jazz Guitar Q&A #17 – Passing chords, Before Jazz, Dominant Scales,   Melody in solos

I hope you are all having a nice Christmas!!

This weeks Q&A was filmed in a very cold house because my heating was broken. The questions I go over are on  Passing chords, so what are they, different kinds like chromatic, diatonic, diminished. What I played before I started playing Jazz. I discuss melodic minor modes and how to pick dominant scales. The final question is on how to keep your solo related to the melody.

Remember that if you have any questions on guitars, effects, improvisation, technique or improvisation then leave a comment on my video or send me a message on Facebook or Instagram.

Content

  • Passing chords, not a function and the different types: diatonic, chromatic and diminished
  •  What did you play before Jazz
  • Dominant Scales, melodic minor modes
  • Melody in solos on standards

 

0:15 Intro
1:38 Passing chords
15:21 What did you play before Jazz
22:35 Dominant Scales, melodic minor modes
32:11 Melody in solos on standards
45:23 Outro

Jazz Guitar Q&A #16 – Understanding Harmony, Songwriting, Extended Arps, Getting nervous

This weeks Q&A on Understanding the harmony of standards, How I write songs how to deal with extensions and arpeggios and dealing with nerves and performance.

Remember that if you have any questions on guitars, effects, improvisation, technique or improvisation then leave a comment on my video or send me a message on Facebook or Instagram.

Content

  • Understanding the harmony of songs
  • Songwriting process
  • Extended Arpeggios
  • Nervous before performance
  • Outro – and the lesson format updates

List of contents with links

0:15 Intro
1:22 Understanding the harmony of songs
8:32 Songwriting process
17:32 Extended Arpeggios
28:40 Nervous before performance
39:20 Outro – and the lesson format updates

Jazz Guitar Q&A #15 – Auxiliary Dominants, Hand problems, Duo comping, Dim chords

Q&A time!

This week I am covering questions on Auxiliary dominants, hand problems, accompanying in a guitar voice situation and some secondary dim chords.

Remember that if you have any questions on guitars, effects, improvisation, technique or improvisation then leave a comment on my video or send me a message on Facebook or Instagram.

I have a lot of questions on Auxiliary dominants so it was about time that I got to that question. Hopefully this covers it.

Content:

  • Practice Vlogs
  • Problems with your hands
  • Auxiliary Dominants
  • Ideas for Voice + Guitar comp
  • Auxiliary Dim chords in Rhythm Changes

You can also see Jake Estners great Left Hand Health and technique video here:

 

Content with links:

0:17 Intro
1:27 Practice Vlogs
2:42 Problems with your hands
6:14 Auxiliary Dom7th
16:08 Ideas for Voice + Guitar comp
24:51 Auxiliary Dim chords in Rhythm Changes
33:09 Outro

 

Jazz Guitar Q&A #14 – Artifical Harmonics, Solid Body guitar, Overdrive Pedals, Standard intros

This weeks Q&A!

Questions on Keeping the form, Artificial Harmonics, Solid Body Guitars, Overdrive pedals, Intro’s to standards and Learning from and using licks!

Remember that if you have any questions on guitars, effects, improvisation, technique or improvisation then leave a comment on my video or send me a message on Facebook or Instagram.

 

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0:13 Intro
2:21 Keeping the form
10:58 Solid bodies and Overdrive pedals for Jazz
22:29 Artificial Harmonics
26:33 Learning from Licks
34:42 Intros to standards
47:50 Outro

Jazz Guitar Q&A #13 – Fast tempos, Comping, Harmonizing outside material

Question time!

This weeks Q&A has a few questions on comping, some general philosophy and also how to comp alongside a piano player. I also talk about a check list for dealing with fast tempos and harmonizing outside ideas.

Remember that if you have any questions on guitars, effects, improvisation, technique or improvisation then leave a comment on my video or send me a message on Facebook or Instagram.

  • Fast Tempos
  • Comping Philosophy
  • Comping with a Pianist
  • Harmonizing Outside ideas

Here’s the video!

0:08 Intro
2:21 Fast Tempos
14:11 Comping Philosophy
26:30 Comping with a Pianist
36:00 Harmonizing Outside ideas
44:24 Outro, questions from me on backing tracks!

Jazz Guitar Q&A #12 – Bebop Scales, My Amp, Thin Picks

This week Q&A! 

The questions this week are on Clashing chords, Bebop Scales, My amp setup and modellers in general and also on thin picks.

Remember that if you have any questions on guitars, effects, improvisation, technique or improvisation then leave a comment on my video or send me a message on Facebook or Instagram.

  • Clashing Chords
  • My amp/modelling for jazz
  • Thin Picks
  • Bebop Scales

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0:14 Intro
1:42 Clashing Chords
10:24 My amp/modelling for jazz
23:34 Thin Picks
28:35 Bebob Scales
35:35 Outro and Question on lesson formats

Jazz Guitar Q&A #11 – Positions, Jazz Licks, Left Hand Fatigue, Practice without Amp

The weekly Q&A!

With everybody in my house having the flu last week it was a tight fit to get this finished. That is also why I ended up shooting it with so little light. I hope you don’t mind.

So here’s the Q&A on playing in several positions, Is there a Jazz Bag of Licks? How to deal with Left Hand Fatigue and can you practice without Amp.

Remember that if you have any questions on guitars, effects, improvisation, technique or improvisation then leave a comment on my video or send me a message on Facebook or Instagram.

  • Playing in several positions
  • Is there a Jazz Bag of Licks?
  • How to deal with Left Hand Fatigue
  • Can you practice jazzguitar without an amp

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0:12 Intro
2:06 Playing in several positions
9:48 Is there a Jazz Bag of Licks?
17:41 How to deal with Left Hand Fatigue
25:17 Can you practice jazz guitar without an amp
32:51 Outro

Jazz Guitar Q&A #10 – Jazz Chords in Metal, Tetrachords, Relative Modes

My 10th Q&A video already!

I am quite proud to have managed to make 10 weekly Q&A videos!

Besides having a discussion with the IRS I am in this video talking about Tetra Chords, Dom7th chord cycles, Relative Modes, and Jazz Chords in Metal.

Remember that if you have any questions on guitars, effects, improvisation, technique or improvisation then leave a comment on my video or send me a message on Facebook or Instagram.

In this weeks Q&A I am covering quesions on:

  • Dom7th chord cycles
  • Jazz Chords in Metal
  • Relative Modes
  • Tetrachords

 

Contents with links:

0:10 Intro
1:22 Dom7th chord cycles
15:26 Jazz Chords in Metal
24:42 Relative Modes
33:30 Tetrachords
40:43 Outro

Jazz Guitar Q&A #9 – Sight Reading, Studying Jazz Standards, State of mind when playing

Here’s this weeks Q&A!

Some of the topics I am covering are: How long to work on a standard(and bit how..), What position of the neck for Sight reading and some thoughts on your state of mind while improvising and judging your own playing.

I think it would be interesting to hear your thoughts on what you need to be able to do with a standard.

And your thoughts on how you judge your own playing and how you get in the right state of mind are very useful!

Remember that if you have any questions on guitars, effects, improvisation, technique or improvisation then leave a comment on my video or send me a message on Facebook or Instagram.

In this weeks Q&A I am covering quesions on:

  • How I use the different pickups on my guitar
  • Sight Reading
  • How long I should you study a standard
  • Being in the zone and judging your own playing

Content with links:

0:13 Intro
1:51 How do you use your Pickup selector
6:34 How long should you work on a jazz standard
14:46 Sight reading position
21:39 State of mind while improvising
30:16 Outro 

Jazz Guitar Q&A #8 – Right hand technique, Walking Bass, What note to start on

I filmed this Q&A before I left for the tour so I could have it up in time when I came back.

In this Q&A I wanted to also ask you guys some questions, so check out the video and leave a comment to let me know what you think….

Remember that if you have any questions on guitars, effects, improvisation, technique or improvisation then leave a comment on my video or send me a message on Facebook or Instagram.

In this weeks Q&A I am covering quesions on:

  • Basic Right hand tecnique
  • Walking bass concepts
  • From Blues to Jazz?
  • What note to start on

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