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Gear and Tone For The Jazzy Chords


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Jazzy Chords

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Guitar Tricks $19.95 11,000+ 45 Instructors Yes Yes, Weekly 60 Days
Guitar Dvd's $30 - $60 20 - 30 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Guitar Books $20 - $40 30 - 40 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Other Sites $20 - $40 100 - 500 1-5 Instructor Sometimes Sometimes 3-7 Days
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You can use all of these tools and play all the examples without altering a single thing in your regular country tone. That being said, let's briefly talk about some of the ways that you can add a jazzy vibe to your tone.

As you can see I'm using a hollowbody guitar with humbuckers, which naturally gives me a warmer and jazzier tone, but these tricks work on a Telecaster or any other guitar as well. The first trick is to switch to your neck pickup. That way you instantly get a warmer and darker tone that works really well for a jazzier sound. If you want to darken it up even more you can roll off a little bit of tone your guitar. In the video I demo it all the way down, and you can hear that it sounds like someone moved a big couch in front of your amp, that's obviously not ideal, so try just rolling it back a hair.

But again, all of the tools and techniques you'll learn will work with a regular bright country tone as well, so there's no need to get particular about your tone right now.