Jazz Guitar Improvisation

Improvisation is the heart and soul of Jazz. It is spontaneous creativity while you play. Jim Hall once said that improvisation creates one minute of music in one minute’s time. Classical music, a more compositional based form, focuses on the interpretation of music composed and notated. [Read more…]

Chord Building Theory

The ability to name every note in every chord is absolutely necessary for a jazz guitarist. This knowledge needs to be reflexive. It’s not good enough to be able to “figure out” the notes. You have to know them cold – all chords – all keys. [Read more…]