GUITAR STYLES: Nylon String Jazz /Blues



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Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question…

Q: I’m into acoustic blues /jazz guitar. My favorite sounds come from the fingerpicked style – especially nylon string. Right now, I can’t stop listening to Charlie Byrd. But, my question isn’t directly related to his style. I’d just like to know how to go from a basic blues (I, IV, V) enhancing it through both fingerstyle and through new harmony. Really, any basic lesson on ‘nylon string’ jazz /blues would be great. Thanks!
Mario – Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

A: Nylon String Guitar is often thought of as a Classical instrument, or the Spanish Guitarists instrument of choice. But, as you can tell by listening to any; Charlie Byrd, Chet Atkins, or Earl Klugh song, this instrument is fantastic for styles like; blues, jazz, and many of their sub-set styles as well. In order to start expanding on the techniques and theory concepts for playing this style of guitar – we need to develop our finger picking ability and our working knowledge for several different types of harmonies (and the chord types that might be a part of those harmonies). It may take some study, but this style of playing and the sound of the nylon string used in this style, are well worth the practice involved.

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