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Phonebooth83
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject: bluesy jazz chords Reply with quote

Took lesson from Portland Jazz giant a few years ago who told me to learn "blues changes" section of Ted Greene's Chord chemistry in a few keys as a great starting point for playing jazzy blues. It's been very helpful.

Can anyone recommend some classic blues/jazz/swing chord voicings in this vein (not interested in chord changes, in voicings with walking basslines, subs, ect.)

Also found Triad section of Greene's book helpful where he diagrams every major triad then it's iv on the entire fretboard. Got me thinking more vertical on the fretboard RATHER than horizontal when fumbling for chords.

Advice?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:53 pm    Post subject: Jazz blues chords Reply with quote

I'll repost since no response. Looking for jazz/blues type backing chords to play to 12 bar blues...love the Ted Greene stuff and looking for more like that.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:54 am    Post subject: Re: Jazz blues chords Reply with quote

Phonebooth83 wrote:
I'll repost since no response. Looking for jazz/blues type backing chords to play to 12 bar blues...love the Ted Greene stuff and looking for more like that.


Since you only mentioned Chord Chemistry, I assume you have not yet tapped the Goldmine, i.e www.tedgreene.com!

There are tens of lesson sheets regarding blues changes here: http://www.tedgreene.com/teaching/default.asp
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip, Sampo. I have the book and love it but I wasn't aware of all this material on the web.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Thanks! Reply with quote

Thanks for the extra Ted Greene material. Until my fingers grow a few more inches, many of his grips are "beyond my grasp".

Was looking for a little more traditional Otis rush, Gatemouth brown, ect. jazzy blues progressions.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:56 am    Post subject: Re: Thanks! Reply with quote

Phonebooth83 wrote:
Was looking for a little more traditional Otis rush, Gatemouth brown, ect. jazzy blues progressions.


I recommend Joe Pass DVD "Genius of Joe Pass" -- there are several blues number throughout with pretty good closeups, I've learned a lot from that. Compared to Ted Greene, JP plays much more compact voicings but with nice melodic and harmonic movement. It's more of jazz side of the blues but moves are applicaple to more tradional sounding blues. In fact Joe Pass has instructional DVD called "The Blue Side Of The Jazz". It's been awhile since I've seen it, but I think Joe Pass is underrated as blues player (if that is possible).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"All Blues For Jazz Guitar" by Jim Ferguson has some nice Changes in it.
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