This section is basically a collection of essays, articles, lessons or ruminations I write more or less regularly. The topics are quite random, but I hope you will find them interesting.

I do add more of those every now and then, so please come back often !

Also, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments, concerns, issues, or disagreements...

--Bruno



MUSIC THEORY:

The Minor7(b5) or Half-Diminished chord
The bVII7 Chord
Minor Chords and Minor Keys
7th Chord Upper-Structures & Subs For Dominants (Part I)
7th Chord Upper-Structures & Subs For Dominants (Part II)
Chords & Scales
The Wrong Scale In The Right Place
Creating Some Pentatonic Scales
Sus Chords (Part I)
Sus Chords (Part II)
What Is A Scale ?
Symmetric Scales
Basic Subs For The G7 Chord
The Augmented-Dominant Chord
Using The Diminished Chord
Pentatonics For The Sus7 Chord
Playing "Outside" Cm7
Minor ii-V-i Subs
BeBop Scales
Harmonizing BeBop Scales
Improvising With Various Pentatonics
Pick Your Pentatonic: a Review of The Most Important Pentatonic Scales
Altered Pentatonic Scales
The 8-bar Blues


PLAYING TIPS:

"So What"/"Impressions"
Do You Really "Know" That Tune ?
Do You "Really" Know That Tune ?
The "Key Of The Week"
Do Not Forget These !!!
The Metronome
Comping
2 Secrets
Be-Bop Heads For Technique
"Milestones"
"There Will Never Be Another You": The Turnaround
"All Of Me": The Last Section
From the 3-chord Blues to the Jazz Blues
"Night And Day"
Talk Before You Play !
Reading The Chord Diagrams
"101 Bebop Era Patterns for ii-V7" Project
"Freddie Freeloader" Harmonized
Chord Studies Available In pdf Format
"Maiden Voyage"
Play With Your Records !
"Scrapple From The Apple"
"Satin Doll": The Solo Changes
What Key Do You Play This In ?
"Like Someone In Love"
"Diatonic Arpeggios vs. Parallel Arpeggios"
"Cantaloupe Island"


MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS:

My Guitar Teachers
My Equipment
Recommended Books
Favorite Jazz Albums
Favorite Jazz Albums (part 2)
What Is Jazz ?
Recharging Our Batteries
The First 12 Tunes To Learn ?
Recommended Solo Jazz Guitar Recordings
Who Do You Sound Like ?


ARTICLES EN FRANÇAIS:

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