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With these Jazz songs, you'll have a blast playing through some classic American songbook tunes. From greats like Bobby Womak to Al Jolson, you'll learn techniques and tips which will make you sound like you're a jazz legend. Work through this Jazz song list and see how far you can go in this unique and exciting musical style.

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This is a two guitar arrangement of this classic jazz song. Guitar 1 is a rhythm guitar part playing the chord progression. Guitar 2 is a lead guitar part playing the single note melody of the song. Guitar 2 also plays a solo that is based on the melody with embellishments. This is a great opportunity to learn how to use some extended harmony chords in a song setting, how to learn to embellish a melody with some typical lead guitar vocabulary in an early jazz style.

Published: 02/02/2023
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Christopher will show you how to play the chord progression and the melody to this classic tune song. Guitar 1 is a rhythm guitar part playing the chord progression. Guitar 2 is a lead guitar part playing the single note melody of the song.

Published: 06/21/2022
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Christopher will show you a two guitar arrangement of this classic jazz song. Guitar 1 is a rhythm guitar part playing the chord progression. Guitar 2 is a lead guitar part playing the single note melody of the song. Guitar 2 also plays a solo that is based on the melody with embellishments. This is a great opportunity to learn how to use some extended harmony chords in a song setting, how to learn to embellish a melody with some typical lead guitar vocabulary in an early jazz style.

Published: 12/08/2021
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Christopher will show you how to play a chord melody version of this classic jazz song. Chord Melody style guitar playing is playing a solo arrangement of a tune by playing the melody, some supporting bass notes and, or chords all at the same time. Usually, this involves playing a jazz standard, a song from the "Great American Songbook", but it doesn't necessarily have to be. Many jazz standards are tunes original written for Broadway musicals and Vaudeville shows of the early 20th century, pop tunes, or early film favorites.

Published: 10/25/2021
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Christopher will show you a two guitar arrangement of this classic jazz song. Guitar 1 is a rhythm guitar part playing the chord progression. Guitar 2 is a lead guitar part playing the single note melody of the song. Guitar 2 also plays a solo that is based on the melody with embellishments. This is a great opportunity to learn how to use some extended harmony chords in a song setting, how to learn to embellish a melody with some typical lead guitar vocabulary in an early jazz style.

Published: 05/06/2021
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Christopher will show you how to play the chord progression and the melody to this classic blues song. Guitar 1 is a rhythm guitar part playing the chord progression. Guitar 2 is a lead guitar part playing the single note melody of the song. There is also a basic chord melody version later in the tutorial.

Published: 01/20/2021
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Christopher will show you how to play the chord progression and the melody to this classic blues song. Guitar 1 is a rhythm guitar part playing the chord progression. Guitar 2 is a lead guitar part playing the single note melody of the song. There is also a basic chord melody version later in the tutorial.

Published: 08/20/2020
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Tom will show you both beautiful guitar parts to this instrumental, from the smooth chord comping to the melodic soloing.

Published: 09/17/2015
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Douglas will show you Willie Nelson's version of this jazz standard as it's played in a slow 12/8 swing feel, on an acoustic guitar. It also features a harmonica solo you'll learn on electric guitar, and lots of cool licks at the end of the song.

Published: 09/10/2015
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In this song tutorial, Anders Mouridsen will teach you the song "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" as made famous by James Taylor. This one has an arrangement that's quite full of instruments, and in these lessons we'll look at the role of guitar in a rhythm section. Anders will talk about the tone, the basic triad inversions, the rhythm approaches in the sections of the song, the sax solo on guitar, and the final fills - then a full performance!

Published: 04/24/2011
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