Jazz Guitar Lessons
As a beginner jazz guitar can seem a very daunting genre to study.
However, don't be put off learning jazz guitar because it
too challenging. It's just a case of training your ear to jazz harmony,
which is generally less conventional and formulaic than rock and pop.
Take it one step at a time and you'll be
surprised at how quickly you progress.
Make sure you've been through the theory section on this site before
you tackle jazz, as the genre requires a solid theoretical
The jazz guitar lessons below will take
you right from the
basics, providing you with a springboard for more advanced theory and
technique (a lot of which already exists in the various sections of
Beginner Jazz Guitar Lessons
Looks at basic jazz chord voicings and
progressions and introduces you
to the shell chord forms commonly used in jazz. A logical place to
begin, since it lays the foundation for the jazz chord progressions
you'll later be improvising over.
Jazz blues is a great genre for getting to
know key staple jazz
progressions and licks. This video series shows you how to play a 12
bar jazz blues solo in Bb with in depth analysis of the solo from a
Comprehensive jazz scale library showing you
how they appear on the
fretboard and their associated chord types. Includes major and minor
modes, bebop, whole tone and diminished scales.
This beginner jazz guitar video
series takes an example song
and shows you how to
practice your solo arrangements with detailed breakdowns of phrasing
ideas and note selection.
Looks at chord phrasing and weaving harmonies
progressions. This is an especially important technique for solo jazz
guitar (as in playing without accompaniment!). Also some great chord
voicing ideas building on the first lesson.
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