21 Essential Arpeggios To Help You Play Better Solos
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by James Melton
4d ago
Arpeggios are an important tool musicians use to outline changes and hit specific chord tones. Learning how to play arpeggios and applying them in creative ways over chord progressions is a feat many jazz musicians strive to accomplish. If you struggle to understand arpeggios and how arpeggiation works, you’re in luck! We will go over […] The post 21 Essential Arpeggios To Help You Play Better Solos appeared first on Learn Jazz Standards ..read more
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Learn The Aeolian Scale On Guitar and Piano in 12 Keys
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by James Melton
1w ago
Did you know that the Aeolian scale and the natural minor scale are actually the same scale? Music theory can sometimes be a little confusing, but we’ll clear the air and help you learn the Aeolian scale (and natural minor scale) in all 12 keys! We’ll also explore why the Aeolian scale is also called […] The post Learn The Aeolian Scale On Guitar and Piano in 12 Keys appeared first on Learn Jazz Standards ..read more
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Music Intervals Crash Course! Don’t Skip Learning These!
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by James Melton
2w ago
Music intervals are the building blocks of melody, harmony, and musical structure. Everything you’ll learn as a Western-trained musician will be tethered to the concept of musical intervals. Whether you are learning chords, scales, arpeggios, or chord progressions, you’ll need to understand intervals first! In this article, we’ll go over everything you’ll need to know […] The post Music Intervals Crash Course! Don’t Skip Learning These! appeared first on Learn Jazz Standards ..read more
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EAR TRAINING: 5 FUNDAMENTAL STEPS TO DEVELOP YOUR MUSICAL EAR
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by James Melton
3w ago
Regular ear training exercises will help you improve your musicianship skills and bring you one step closer to the improviser’s holy grail—playing exactly what you hear in your head on the spot. With consistent effort, you can use your ear to identify chords and chord progressions, recognize intervals, and understand melodies—all without picking up your […] The post EAR TRAINING: 5 FUNDAMENTAL STEPS TO DEVELOP YOUR MUSICAL EAR appeared first on Learn Jazz Standards ..read more
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Jazz Scales Guitar Workshop: 20 Essential Jazz Guitar Scales
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by James Melton
1M ago
Ready for a comprehensive jazz scales guitar workshop? I’ve compiled 20 scales essential for learning jazz and jazz vocabulary. We’ll dive into these twenty scales and why they are critical for mastering jazz improvisation on the guitar. We’ll cover— Whether you play straight-ahead jazz, jazz blues, rock, fusion (or any genre), mastering scales on the […] The post Jazz Scales Guitar Workshop: 20 Essential Jazz Guitar Scales appeared first on Learn Jazz Standards ..read more
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Learn the Dorian Scale on Guitar and Piano in All 12 Keys (Tabs and Charts!)
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by James Melton
1M ago
The Dorian scale is one of the most used scales in music. Genres like jazz and rock music utilize the Dorian sound because it has unique characteristics—it is a minor mode and contains a minor third. However, it is brighter than the standard minor scale because it contains a major sixth interval. If you want […] The post Learn the Dorian Scale on Guitar and Piano in All 12 Keys (Tabs and Charts!) appeared first on Learn Jazz Standards ..read more
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LEARN THE HARMONIC MINOR SCALE ON GUITAR AND PIANO (ALL 12 KEYS)
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by James Melton
1M ago
The harmonic minor scale has a distinctive sound, which makes it a powerful musical choice for jazz improvisers. If you learn how to use the harmonic minor scale and its modes, you’ll be better able to articulate many of the awesome altered sounds found throughout jazz music. Even if you don’t play jazz, the harmonic […] The post LEARN THE HARMONIC MINOR SCALE ON GUITAR AND PIANO (ALL 12 KEYS) appeared first on Learn Jazz Standards ..read more
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The Lydian Scale on Guitar and Piano (Unlock Improv Success)
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by James Melton
1M ago
The Lydian scale is a beautiful-sounding variation on the major scale with specific improvisation uses. In this article, we’ll explore the Lydian scale and learn why it is unique. We’ll cover— Be sure to listen to the audio examples of the Lydian scales listed below! Also, if you are trying to improve your jazz playing […] The post The Lydian Scale on Guitar and Piano (Unlock Improv Success) appeared first on Learn Jazz Standards ..read more
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The Mixolydian Scale On Guitar and Piano (Everything You Need To Know)
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by James Melton
1M ago
The Mixolydian scale is not only an important tool in your improvisational toolbox, but it’s also an important demonstration of functional harmony in action. That’s why understanding how and why the Mixolydian mode works the way it does is crucial for mastering improvisation. Luckily, we’ve prepared this detailed overview of the Mixolydian scale to help […] The post The Mixolydian Scale On Guitar and Piano (Everything You Need To Know) appeared first on Learn Jazz Standards ..read more
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How To Play 7th Chords On Piano and Guitar (With Piano and Guitar Chord Charts)
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by James Melton
1M ago
Are you stuck on 7th chords and can't seem to break through? This ultimate guide to 7th chords will help you master jazz harmony. The post How To Play 7th Chords On Piano and Guitar (With Piano and Guitar Chord Charts) appeared first on Learn Jazz Standards ..read more
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