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  • wes montgomery

    Using Chord and Scale Shapes to Improvise

    by Simon James

    One of the problems many people have when they come to me for lessons in improvisation is being able to navigate the fretboard with fluency. Often when soloing you will want to move around the neck from one position to another which at first, may seem that you need to know a multitude of different shapes and patterns.

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  • wes montgomery

    Bebop Scales and Jazz Soloing

    by Simon James.

    The Jazz Bebop scale is probably the most important scale to learn when studying jazz guitar. Bebop scales are derived from modes of the Major, the Harmonic Minor and the Melodic Minor scales.

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  • frank foster

    Essential Bebop Licks

    by Simon James.

    When studying Jazz guitar it is very easy to get bogged down by learning scales and to not spend enough time really working on the phrasing and traditional vocabulary that really makes Jazz improvising sound well- jazzy!

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