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Oleo-Jazz Guitar Lesson

DIG IT! Oleo-Jazz Guitar Lesson. This is one MY favorite tunes to play on!

I mean, really, ANY Sonny Rollins song, but Oleo is basically at the top of my list.

NOW, DON'T FORGET if you DIG what I do, then,

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Rhythm changes! Oleo! and the SPEED of it all. This is truly the crown jewel of jazz forms and one that really you need to know in order to become an accomplished jazz player.

To me, Oleo is all about this classic melody.

We can play it solo, in unison with other instruments, and of course the syncopation of it, in my opinion, make incredibly fun to play and play often!

SO! Check out what we can do over Oleo and get some extra Jazz Guitar Lesson love as I walk you through how to make this song part of your guitar toolkit!

This is a great-fresh look on a classic tune that I know you will dig, AND, you WILL learn how to play on it, not just "read about it!!"

So you know what to do. DIG IT and push play!

Check it out and let me know in the comments.


PS. There is a live demo of this song as well. Enjoy!

Key Times

0:00 Intro

0:17 Lesson Overview

1:25 Lesson Intro

2:00 Harmony Analysis

3:41 Melody

4:29 Solo Ideas

4:50 Example 1

5:08 Example 2

5:46 Example 3

5:55 Example 4

6:27 Cycling Dominates

7:52 Chromatic Playing

8:46 Summary

9:41 Performance

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