Acoustic Jazz Fusion

by Javier Aviles

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    THE PROFESSOR Learning to play in the Jazz Fusion style, as smoothly demoed by Javier in this video, means learning how to build, play and apply four-note chords on the guitar. In this lesson you’ve seen two of the most popular four-note chords in jazz fusion, maj7 and m7, which can be found in countless songs by Al Di Meola, Frank Gambale, Allan Holdsworth and other jazz fusion giants. 

    Getting major 7th chords and minor 7th chords under your fingers, into your ears and into your playing is a solid way of bringing a new understanding to your guitar playing in the jazz fusion style. Check these shapes out, they will have you jazzing up your playing in no time.

    Greetings from Granada (Andalucia, Spain)!

    In this lesson I change the style to Jazz Fusion in order to show you how to play some rhythm chords using open strings notes. Very easy lesson with only a few difficult harmonics. Hybrid picking technique is very usefull to play this lesson.

    Music Style:
    Jazz Fusion Acoustic

    Tonality & Chords:
    E Major

    Open strings notes, hybrid picking, harmonics

    I used a spanish Alhambra acoustic guitar and Neumann U-87

    Standard tuning: E,A,D,G,B,E

    120 bpm. (Slow parts at 60 bpm)
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