Wednesday, August 15, 2012

"Intro to Jazz Guitar"

-- Tim Fowler
originally published at
May 16, 2012

I’ve been working with a student on some jazz concepts. Jazz can get really “out there” if you let it, but you have to start with playing over chord changes. This example from Madeilene Peyroux’s “I’m All Right” is a great way to hear playing over chord changes. This song uses some really nice jazz idioms and is very accessible.(that means it is easy to listen to, not too fast, not too weird) But don’t let that fool you. This is a masterfully constructed solo that you’ll want to get the feel for.