|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.
Freddie Green-Style Voicings (Available to subscribers)