Jazz Guitar Extended Chords chords how to learn guitar chords series jazz jazz guitar music theory video lesson Feb 18, 2021

This lesson is on how to play jazz guitar extended chords. Add 9s, 11s, and 13s to basic jazz chords on the guitar. Extended chords are an important part of the jazz language.  

Weekly Lesson #62

*** FREE download of the basic jazz chord shapes to add extensions to: ...

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Minor Scale Chords Guitar Lesson (chords series, Ep. 6) chords how to learn guitar chords series jared's top picks modes music theory song learning video lesson Nov 24, 2020

In this minor scale chords guitar lesson you'll learn the music theory of chords in minor keys and how I recommend you practice them on the guitar.

I remember having a conversation with other musicians at a social gathering many years ago. 

Um... okay, yes we were talking about music theory...

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Guitar Chord Practice Pitfalls (chords series, Ep. 5) beginner guitar chords how to learn guitar chords series technique video lesson Nov 17, 2020

Watch out for these pitfalls in your guitar chord practice! Exercise at the end of the vid for changing chords on guitar. This is Ep.5 of my free series on how to learn guitar chords. Practice away and enjoy! :)

“Theory is great, but what about execution and mastery?”

That’s a...

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How to Master Major Scales on the Guitar (5 levels) scales video lesson Feb 11, 2020

There’s a reason scale diagrams are so popular: because it’s relatively straightforward to sound good improvising within a scale while looking at a diagram.
 
But to get to the next level of music knowledge on the fretboard we need to learn how to rapidly switch between scales,...
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Songwriting Tip for Guitar Players (how to write unique melodies over chords) songwriting video lesson Jan 15, 2020

When songwriting on the guitar it’s easy to get stuck on one idea that sounds good and not be able to break away from it. 
 
When we finally finish a song it might end up not feeling like it goes anywhere, or several of our songs might turn out sounding very similar to each...
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Important Ear Training Exercise for Guitarists (we need this!) ear training video lesson Jan 07, 2020

Are you actually hearing everything you’re playing when you play the guitar? The truth is that many of us aren’t! 
 
We have to face the hard truth that, unless we do something about it, guitarists have bad ears. 
 
Playing a fretted instrument means that we...
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How Guitarists Should Learn Music Theory (so many people don’t do this!) music theory video lesson Dec 31, 2019

It’s hard to ignore the enormous benefits of understanding music theory.
 
Having knowledge of theory is like having a birds-eye-view map of how music works, and whatever you play shows up as a little “you are here” arrow. 
 
Every time I play anything on the...
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My Best Guitar Technique Advice After 15 Years of Teaching (this will change how you practice) practice strategy technique video lesson Dec 24, 2019

Technique is standing between us and everything we ever want to play on the guitar. 
 
We should all be dedicating at least a small portion of our practice time to technique. If we improve our technical abilities then learning all the fun stuff gets WAY easier.
 
But what should...
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