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About My YouTube Lessons!

In this collection you will find the Jazz Guitar lessons and Q&A videos that I publish on my YouTube Channel.

I have been doing these videos for quite some time now and there is a lot of material on the channel!

Suggestions for this collection or ideas for lessons are of course welcome! Just let me know!

For example I have wondered if it would be helpful to also share playlists from the channel here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=519Qkv_fGxA

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Jazz Guitar Q&A #22

In this weeks Q&A I will go over some questions on how to increase left hand speed, Auditioning for a jazz school, Sight reading, Allan Holdsworth and the length of my beard!

If you have any questions on guitars, effects, improvisation, technique or improvisation then leave a comment on my video or send me a message on Facebook or Instagram.

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Wow! Thank you so much!

I didn't expect to reach the 1st goal within 24 hours of launching my Patreon page!

Check it out: https://www.patreon.com/jenslarsen
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Today I am proud to launch my new Patroen Page!

https://www.patreon.com/jenslarsen

Patreon is a great way for you to support me and my Free YouTube Lessons in a way where I can give you something back like extra downloads, chord melody arrangements and more! You can also be a part of a community with discussions on the lessons but also what you are working on and get some sneak peaks at what is coming up on my channel!

Go have a look and maybe I'll see you on Patreon!
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Best exercise for jazz guitar chord solos!

This weeks Thursday YouTube lesson is about a great exercise for developing you ability to make chord solos, and actually the exercise will also help a lot in developing your abilities when it comes to Chord melody arrangements.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eET3i2lwIM

You can grab the PDF and check out the article here:

https://jenslarsen.nl/best-exercise-for-jazz-guitar-chord-solos/

I hope you like it!

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Top 5 Jazz Books That I learned a lot from!

"What books or methods do you recommend for learning jazz" is one of the questions that I get all the time on my videos and on social media.

In this video I'll list 5 of the books I learned the most from (and one bonus or honourable mention!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCELBK8TPos

What is your favourite guitar book?

Check it out!

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So here it is! Download a free E-book with 15 II Valt I licks by following this link: https://jenslarsen.nl/download-free-e-book-15-ii-valt-licks-2/

Hope you like it!

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Don't spend too much time on this exercise!

If you are trying to learn an instrument you are of course daily working on technical exercises and etudes that will give you a better command of the instrument and a larger skill set when playing.

There are however also other exercises you don't have in your daily routine, but that can be very useful as ways of exploring new ideas for melodies and licks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc_kmVu7yRw

In this lesson I am going to discuss an exercise like that.

You can download a PDF and read the article on my blog via this link:
https://jenslarsen.nl/refreshing-easy-ii-v-reharmonization/

Hope you like it!

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How To Practice Jazz Guitar – Getting the thinking right

I get asked all the time about “what should I practice?” “how long should I practice?” How do “you learn scales?” etc. Which makes a lot of sense because it is something we spend a lot of time on, and we want to get it right and not waste our time.

In the video I discuss how you might want to make sure that you plan out the goals you want to achieve and that you keep in mind what part of the process of learning a skill you are at.

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Don't sound the same all the time! - minor scales

It's important to not get stuck in one sound on a chord. If you can play something with a different sound each time that chord comes along. You keep surprising the listener. In this video I am going to go over three different sounds on a minor chord, so scales and sounds. This works really well on a tonic minor chord as in a minor blues, or summertime or invitation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv9aEnwmHds

You can download a PDF and read the article on my blog via this link:
https://jenslarsen.nl/refreshing-easy-ii-v-reharmonization/

Hope you like it!
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