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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.
The first thing to ask ourselves before we get to the main issue here is, what is a bass guitar? A bass guitar is a solid-bodied instrument tuned to produce bass or low notes and it requires an amplifier. Now that we know what the bass guitar is, we have to look into the fundamentals that guide the tuning of this guitar.
Tuning down your guitar will change the sound of your instrument. There are a good amount of songs out there that will require you to change the sound of your instrument. Sometimes tuning your guitar to the correct pitch is much easier said than done. It can be a challenge to get each cord just right, even if you have been playing for a good length of time you may run into difficulty now and again. Don’t let tuning your guitar get in the way of playing the songs that you love and and are interested in learning to play for yourself.
There are some bad habits beginning guitar players should avoid learning. Doing so will help you out tremendously in the long run all across the board, from your speed and rhythm all the way to your picking abilities.