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Roots of Jazz Rhythm Guitar, Part 1: Freddie Green–Style Chord Voicings

This lesson is part of the course Roots of Jazz Guitar with Matt Munisteri.
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Learn to play the 1920s and ’30s chord melody and rhythm guitar styles of Eddie Lang, Nick Lucas, Freddie Green, Carl Kress, and other early jazz greats. With chord melody solos to popular swing melodies, advanced rhythm guitar techniques, and acoustic jazz picking techniques.

 
 
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In this lesson, you’ll learn some of the essential chord voicings you’ll need to know to start playing 1920s-style chord melody. Matt starts by showing you the three major triad voicings on the top three strings, explaining the difference between root position, first inversion, and third inversion. He also shows you how to turn major triads into minor triads and gives you some ideas about fingering the shapes so that you can move through the voicings with the least amount of finger movement, changing your fingerings so you have a guide finger between chords depending on where you’re going and where you’re coming from.
 
 
 
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  • Extensive chord melody lessons, with examples from the playing of Eddie Lang, Dick McDonough, Bucky Pizzarelli, and more
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Roots of Jazz Rhythm Guitar, Part 1: Freddie Green–Style Chord Voicings  
 
Roots of Jazz Rhythm Guitar, Part 1: Freddie Green–Style Chord Voicings  
 
Roots of Jazz Rhythm Guitar, Part 1: Freddie Green–Style Chord Voicings
Roots of Jazz Rhythm Guitar, Part 1: Freddie Green–Style Chord Voicings
 
Matt talks about how the style of swing rhythm guitar evolved from Eddie Lang’s style, which alternated bass notes and treble strums, to what is commonly known as Freddie Green style, using three note voicings and a steady stroke. He explains how the Freddie Green voicings came from the chords played on tenor banjo, which preceded the guitar in jazz bands, showing you how the wider voicings written for tenor banjo were moved down to the lower register of the guitar, onto the bass strings, where they had more power and could cut through a band. You’ll learn basic Freddie Green voicings in this lesson.

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