Free Bossa Nova Rhythm Guitar Lesson

In this mini lesson we gonna take a look at the basics of Bossa Nova / Latin Jazz rhythm guitar. Starting with the fundamental Bossa rhythm pattern we add the typical bassline moving between the root & the fith and finally we add a nice 16th note syncopation. And we apply this pattern to a […]

Scott Henderson Lick

The lick is played over a C dominant 7th chord and the interesting point here is the way Scott Henderson uses the Cm pentatonic scale & diminished arpeggios (C diminished arp / C half/whole tone scale). Playing the Cdim arpeggio over C7 is an easy way to add tensions and to slightly go outside since […]

Using Drop2 Shapes for Soloing

  In this mini lesson the idea is pretty simple : using Drop2 chord shapes to find new melodic and improvisational material to easily improve our phrasing. More info and tab/notation in the PDF file below. Have fun, Steph – Download PDF here –

Mixolydian & Pentatonics

  Over a mixolydian groove/vamp we can use various pentatonic scales within the same key and so we get different and subtle colors or flavours . All major scales have 3 minor 7th chords/degrees ( II, III, VI ) and so 3 minor pentatonic scales. In our example I play over a E7 chord/vamp, we […]

Blues Shuffle Comping Lesson

Download the Tab/Notation HERE ! You can click the following link and checkout the full lesson : Package Details – 8 Blues Rhythm Studies – 32 Videos (normal/slow tempo) – PDF Booklets with tech notes/analysis – Full tab/notation – 4 Backing Tracks Hope you enjoy ! All the best, Steph

Useful Altered Chords

  Some useful altered chords. As always transpose in other keys and/or elsewhere on the neck when possible. All the best, Steph Download the pfd here : Useful Altered Chords

Modern Pentatonics Licks

Here’s an excerpt from the Modern Pentatonics package available here. We gonna use a cool and effective 5 note pattern/motif to spice up our phrasing, more explanations in the pdf file. Click HERE to download the pdf file. Steph