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JAZZ GUITAR "MINI LESSONS" 

Mini lessons are very short videos i do for Youtube and Instagram.

The concept is simple : I play a short musical phrase, based on a specific topic such as triads, pentatonics, voicings...

And if you want to download the pdf of one of the lessons, click on the link next to each videos.

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Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 1

On a basic V7alt / I -, a phrase using some of the triads coming from the altered scale, resolving on a A-7/13

PDF (handwritten), tab included  -pay what you want*  

Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 2

On a Cmaj7 chord,

phrase based on triads to get different kinds of colors. 

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Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 3

On a II V I in D, a two notes voicings etude using seconds et seventh. . The voicings are coming from these modes : E dorian, A altered et D lydian. 

PDF (handwritten), tab included  -pay what you want*  

Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 4

On a G- vamp, an example of out playing with what we sometimes call "side-slipping", using the pentatonic of G- et Ab-. 

(a half step above )

PDF (handwritten), tab included  -pay what you want*  

Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 5

On a  A 7/13/b9 chord, a phrase based on major and minor triads coming from the half tone-whole tone scale.

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Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 6

Short etude using modal voicings from the lydian and Phrygian modes,  over an E pedal..

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Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 7

A phrase demonstrating the use of open triads, on a II V I.. 

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Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 8

On a Maj7#9 chord, a phrase using  the augmented scale and some of its possible superimpositions 

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Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 9

On the bridge of a rhythm changes type of tune, two phrases, same beginning, but different harmonic choices to play on the dominant chords.

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Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 10

A short etude around the use of 4th voicings and their inversions, on a  II V I in Dmaj.

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Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 11

A phrase based on the interval of 4th, over a C dorien vamp. 

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Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 12

A phrase demonstrating the use of pentatonic scales over II V I.

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Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 13

An example of substitution on a -7 chord, using the whole tone half tone scale. More precisely in this phrase, playing a major triad a half step below our tonic. (here the Gb triad over the G-7 chord)

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Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 14

A "chord-melody" on the standard "My Ideal". I tried to use more specifically open strings voicings.. Also a few open triads and some smaller (and dissonant !) voicings.  

PDF (handwritten), tab included           :       1 €

Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 15

10 examples of "constant structure" voicings on a II V I in Cmaj. 

PDF (handwritten), tab included           :       1 €

Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 16

On a minor II V I, 4 phrases using substitutions from the minor melodic scale. . More precisely here for E-7b5 : G- Mel, and for A7 Alt : Bb-mel.

PDF (handwritten), tab included           :       1 €

Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 17

A short etude with three notes voicings (and inversions), on the John Coltrane standard  "Giant Steps". In example 2, the 9ths on dominant chords are replaced by b9. In example 3, the 9ths on dominant chords are replaced by #9

PDF (handwritten), tab included           :       1 €

Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 18

A phrase based on the minor 6 pentatonic, over a Ab dorien vamp. 

PDF (handwritten), tab included           :       1 €

Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 19

A study of different Drop2 voicings, based on D-7 as the extension of Bbmaj7. 

PDF (handwritten), tab included           :       1 €

Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 20

A study based on voicings from the diminished scale,

more specifically the half tone/whole tone, in G.

PDF (handwritten), tab included           :       1 €

Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 21

5 phrases built around minor triad pairs, in different harmonic contexts.. 

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Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 22

Few melodic ideas based on the whole tone scale (five examples).

PDF (handwritten), tab included           :       1 €

Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 23

An Etude using the Maj9/omit3 voicing,

over the chord progression of Autumn Leaves.

PDF (handwritten), tab included     :            1 €

Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 24

Another etude using only one chord over a whole tune, 

this time with the 6/9 voicing and inversions. 

Over the chord progression of Blue in Green

PDF (handwritten), tab included     :              1 €

Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 25

Few ideas of exercices with the metronome, to work on your innerpulse

and  get a better time feel 

No Pdf for this one ! 

Jazz Guitar Mini Lesson # 26

3 short etudes, based on a chordal approach using either the root and the 7th, or the 3rd and the 5th. 

Playing here on the standard "Solar". 

PDF (handwritten), tab included     :    1 euro : 

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