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Smooth Jazz with Nick Kellie

Nick Kellie covers the smooth jazz concept as it relates to guitar playing.

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In this lesson series, Nick Kellie will delve into smooth jazz and how it differs from traditional jazz styling.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Smooth Jazz Series Introduction

Nick Kellie is starting a new Smooth Jazz series! In this lesson series he will cover key concepts to playing in this style, as well as how it differs from traditional forms of Jazz.

Length: 2:53 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Lesson 2

Octaves

Nick Kellie demonstrates the octave shapes and how they are utilized in the smooth jazz style of playing.

Length: 11:06 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 3

Ornaments

Nick Kellie demonstrates commonly used rhythmic and melodic ornaments in the smooth jazz style.

Length: 4:07 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 4

Chromatic Enclosures

Nick Kellie explains how to encircle a target tone with upper and lower chromatic neighbor tones. This melodic technique is used frequently in all jazz styles.

Length: 4:45 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Lesson 5

Arpeggios

Nick Kellie demonstrates arpeggios as they relate to smooth jazz playing.

Length: 8:02 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Lesson 6

Improvisation

Nick Kellie demonstrates and discusses how to use the techniques he has taught in the context of an improvised solo.

Length: 3:42 Difficulty: 2.0 Free Sample Lesson
Lesson 7

Jazz Blues

In this lesson, Nick discusses how to implement a jazz blues into your playing.

Length: 13:30 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
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