How to play the Lydian scale on guitar (with application examples)

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The lydian scale is the fourth mode of the Major scale and is used across various music genres. It’s an essential scale you want to learn, especially for improvising on guitar.  This scale is very similar to Major scale but with a small twist by changing one of the notes which gives it uniquely bright sound. In this post, … Read more

How to play the Mixolydian scale on guitar (with application examples)

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The mixolydian scale is the fifth mode of the Major scale and is used across various music genres. It is one of the essential scales you would want to learn, especially for improvising on guitar. This scale is very similar to Major scale but with a small twist by changing one of the notes which gives it its unique … Read more

How to play a minor blues progression on guitar (3 levels)

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In this post, we’ll be covering how to play a minor blues progression on guitar in 3 different levels and apply it to different keys. Also referred to as a minor 12 bar blues, this progression is an essential part of the blues genre which provides a framework for musical expression and improvisation. We’ll go … Read more

How to play the Dorian scale on guitar (with application examples)

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The dorian scale is the second mode of the Major scale and is one of the essential scales to know in jazz. This scale is closely related to the minor scale but with a small twist by changing one of the notes which gives it its unique sound. In this post, we’ll cover the music … Read more

How to play jazz guitar chords (70+ chords and application examples)

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If you’ve tried learning to play jazz chords on guitar, it can feel overwhelming understand what they are or how they work. In this post, we’ll break down the theory on how jazz chords are formed, cover over 70 jazz chord shapes on guitar and look at chord progressions examples help you apply them. Once … Read more

How to play diminished scales on guitar

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Diminished scales are some of the most ambiguous scales in music and are often misunderstood as to how they are used. However, they are very satisfying to play once you understand how they can be used to spice up your improvisation. We’ll first learn some music theory about how diminished scales work, learn the scale … Read more

7 Jazz and Blues Licks over a Dominant 7 chord

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This post covers 7 jazz and blues licks to get better at improvising over dominant 7th chords. The purpose of learning these licks (musical phrases) is to expand your vocabulary, break down the information, and use them as a guide to create your own lines. There are different variations of dominant chords, but in this … Read more