Why these 8 guitar chord forms?
Jazz on the guitar, which is a very vast and relatively technical style, be it rhythm, dexterity, velocity … In short, this is not the simplest style to start the guitar. That said, you do not need to be a virtuoso to learn to play jazz! But it’s not always easy to know where to start in this huge world of jazz.
Do not panic, we have grouped for you the 8 forms of chords that must be known in priority to play jazz! Of course, you will find other forms of chords, but if you know these 8 forms, you will already have an excellent base!
These 8 chord forms are certainly the most used in jazz, as much as you will find them in many pieces! These forms of chords will allow you to address a lot of classical jazz and compose your own songs. In addition, the chords that you may meet later will often be “changes” chords presented here, and learning them will be easier if you already know these 8 forms of jazz chords.
You can consult this handy sheet on jazz guitar chords at any time by downloading it for free in printable PDF format!
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