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Jazz Etude

by Vasilije Vukmirovic

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  • Hi GMC! I composed a little etude to demonstrate how you can go through whole harmony using mostly one position.

    Rock guitarist mostly try to cover the whole guitar neck, even when they have two chords harmony, in jazz however it is essential to know how to play arrpegios in one position. Most of the common arpeggio shapes are covered here, try to memorize them.

    Also, my advice to you is to try to play the same piece in 12th position. I don’t mean exact same notes but try to cover all chords in 12th position. For each chord play different arpeggio, for G maj for example go G B D F# G B D F#, then for Cmaj go C E G B C E G etc, you get the idea.

    The way chord sequence is: Em7 Am D7 GM7 Cmaj7 F#m7-5 B7 Em then Em9(or 7) F#m7-5 F#dim GM7 CM7 F#m7-5 B7 E7 Am7 F#m7-5 D7 GM7 CM7 Adim7 Em7 Ddim GM7 CM7 D7 GM7 Am7 GM7 D7 GM7 Am7 GM7 D7 GM7 G. Lots of chords, but it’s basically II-V-I. There are some substitution you can use like, over Em7 you can play GM7 or over Am7 you can play CM7, also when you have B7 you can use C melodic minor, it sounds awesome.

    Enjoy!

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