#1
I've been playing guitar for approaching 4 years, and I've recently taken an interest in jazz guitar

I've looked through a couple of the lessons on the site and I'm still very confused.

Can you reccommend me any songs to learn, guitarists to look into, websites with good basic jazz guitar lessons etc...

basically I have no idea where to start with jazz guitar, so any help would be greatly appreciated
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#3
Wes is probably a really good place to start, maybe Al DiMeola and Scofield if you like more progressive, technical stuff.
#4
Lee ritnehour (dunno if spelled correct), but i recommend Rio funk, it is not to hard, and it sounds really nice, also it has some good sections where you can improvise, in very different moods, so that train your soloing skill

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#5
cheers for the suggestions guys
I'm looking for pretty classic jazz at the moment so wes montgomery is ideal.

are there any particular scales or progressions that are used extensively in jazz? or is it just major and minor scales and a hell of a lot of improvisation?
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#7
Learn sightreading, major scale, altered scale, harmony, 7 chords with extensions (altered and unaltered) and comping, but most importantly listen to jazz alot and transcribe solos so you can figure out what they're doing.
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By a real book and learn everything.
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#11
Looking at Wes for a starting point may be too advanced. Look at Grant Green. He's a great player but he only played single note lines and he had more of a rhythmic than harmonic approach to soloing than Wes which will be easier to pick up and more important in the long run.
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#12
its also very important to know your arpeggios in diff postions aswell. An example being u might hav 2 chord changes in one bar, therefore instead of changing from scale to scale, u can play an arpeggio. The real book is also a very good idea, as it has many jazz classics in there. Hope that helped


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