When you hear people use the term "Jazz Guitar," they mean one of two things--jazz guitar as a certain type of guitar, or jazz music performed on the guitar. And, yes, ideally, they may also mean jazz guitar music performed on an actual jazz guitar!

So, what's a "Jazz Guitar"?

As a type of musical instrument, the jazz guitar is a special type of guitar that differs in construction (and sound) from the Classical Guitar and the Electric Guitar.

The Jazz Guitar originated in the 1930s, when guitarists performing in Big Bands needed an instrument capable of producing enough sound to perform solo lines in a large ensemble. The breakthrough occurred with the introduction of electric guitar amplifiers, which provided extra sound volume. 

The Jazz Guitar is therefore a type of electric guitar. Traditionally, jazz guitars feature an archtop body with a large hollow soundbox and f-shaped sound holes. The typical jazz guitar uses steel strings, a floating bridge, and two humbucker pickups.  

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Music for Jazz Guitar

The jazz guitar has a rich musical heritage spanning the wonderful jazz repertoires of the 1930s and 1940s--the heyday of Big Bands and Swing--through the jazz-rock fusion of the 1970s and the smooth jazz of the 1980s and 1990s.

There is so much jazz guitar music for you to explore, discover, and enjoy.

Jazz Guitar Lessons for Beginners and Advanced Students

Private Jazz Guitar Lessons are available in 30-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute increments. Our Jazz Guitar Instructors customize their guitar lessons to the needs, learning styles, and goals of each individual student.

Performance Opportunities for Jazz Guitar Lesson Students

When enrolling for Jazz Guitar Lessons at Cy-Fair Music and Arts, you or your child will have the opportunity to perform for family and friends at our various school recitals.

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