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Why Is Improvisation Important in Blues and Jazz Music?

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People may ask “why is improvisation important in blues music and jazz music?” It’s an interesting question that I often wondered when I first started playing the guitar. Improvisation (composing music “on the spot”) is important in blues and jazz music because these types of music typically already have a pre-defined chord progression that lends …

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The 18 Guitar Scale Patterns Every Serious Lead Guitarist Should Know

There are several guitar scale patterns that every serious lead guitarist needs to know. This helps him or her navigate the neck and play melodies all over the guitar with ease. If you don’t know these patterns, it will limit your ability to play with the freedom you need to be a serious improviser. In …

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How To Get Started With Blues Guitar Chords and Playing The Blues

Ahh, the blues..one of my favorite forms of music. The blues are a musician’s playground for expression. A canvas, of sorts. Blues can be played sad, happy, mellow, fast, slow, or somewhere in the middle of all of those, or combinations of all of them. Many guitarists, including me, love hearing the blues because you …

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