Month: September 2019

5 Easy Jazz Licks
Guitar Tips

5 Easy Jazz Licks You Can Learn Today

Editor’s Note: The following is an excellent jazz lesson from guitarist Matt Warnock. You can find great lessons like these on his site MattWarnockGuitar.com. Check it out for some easy jazz licks!

Learning how to play jazz guitar can seem like a tough hill to climb for many beginner jazz guitarists. Soloing over jazz chords can often seem like complex math with all the scales and arpeggios that seem to be needed to even begin playing a jazz solo.

But, this doesn’t have to be the case.

Soloing over jazz chords doesn’t have to seem impossible, even for those just beginning their jazz guitar journey. By learning how to play easy jazz licks over popular chord progressions, you’ll give yourself the ammunition needed to solo over jazz chords with confidence.

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The World of Knock-off Guitars
Just For Fun

5 Lessons Learned Buying a Fake Taylor Guitar

Knock-off guitars. These fake guitars are not something we deal with in the United States and Europe very often, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

However, it’s a hot market in Asia where many of the world’s guitars are produced and exported.

While in China this year, I bought a knock-off guitar just for the heck of it. It’s a dead-ringer for a Baby Taylor guitar, from the headstock to the binding to the gig bag. But I’m now painfully aware that it’s a fake.

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