1: Introduction To Major 7th Chords
Christopher will introduce you to major 7th chords. This tutorial assumes you already know & can play basic barre chords & barred, movable chords. By the end of this tutorial you will be able to play various voicings of major 7th chord shapes rooted on the E, A and D strings.
2: Introduction To Minor 7th Chords
Christopher will introduce you to minor 7th chords. This tutorial assumes you already know & can play basic barre chords & barred, movable dominant 7th chords. By the end of this tutorial you will be able to play various voicings of minor 7th chord shapes rooted on the E, A and D strings.
1: Intro To Jazz Rhythm Guitar
In this introduction to jazz style rhythm guitar, we'll cover the three primary characteristics of jazz as a distinct genre of music: sophisticated harmony, swing rhythm, and improvisation. We'll look at an 'A' section and a 'B' section, learning the chord changes and some rhythm variations; we'll also do play alongs for each section at different tempos.
2: Intro To Jazz Lead Guitar
This tutorial is an introduction to Jazz style lead guitar. We'll cover the three primary characteristics of jazz as a distinct genre of music: sophisticated harmony, swing rhythm and improvisation. We'll learn how the essence of lead guitar in jazz style is "playing the changes". We'll learn how to build and play chord scales that follow the chords of a stereotypical jazz progression. We'll also learn how to build and play arpeggio lines that are based on the extended harmony chords typically found in a jazz tune.
3: Jazz Walking Bass Line Turnaround
Christopher will show you a four chord turnaround, then add the bass line notes that connect the chords. Playing a bass note in between each chord fills in the time between each chord and creates the sound of motion "walking" from one chord to the next.
4: Joe Pass Style Series 1
In this series of lessons we're going to take a some of the elements of the style from the great Joe Pass, jazz guitar giant: how to orchestrate in his style by using jazz guitar drop 2 chord voicings and walking basslines. First I'll introduce the concepts to you, then show you how to play them. Then I'll show you how to use voice leading with these concepts, and finish off by putting everything together in a blues context.
5: Joe Pass Style Series 2
In this second series of lessons in the style of jazz legend Joe Pass, we'll expand on the first series and apply drop 2 voicings and walking basslines to three typical types of 7th chords. First we'll look at what we'll be learning in this set, then learn drop 2 voicings with major 7th chords, minor 7th chords, and dominant 7ths. Next we'll learn how to use all three chord types in a progression, and we'll conclude with putting everything together.
6: Joe Pass Style Series 3
Now we're going to move on to the third set of lessons in the style of Joe Pass, and learn to extend our drop 2 voicings and walking basslines across the fretboard. We'll start by examining the basic concepts here, then learn how to walk the G7 drop 2 voicing along the neck. Next we'll break down how to keep walking those chord voicings way up the entire fretboard, and we'll end by putting things in context and practicing the concepts.
7: Joe Pass Style Series 4
In this final set of lessons on the style of master Joe Pass, we're going to learn how to play jazz lead lines. As always, we'll start with an overview of the concepts, then we'll look at using chord tones to solo, then practice chord tones with a backing track. After that we'll use scale tones to solo, also followed by a practice lesson with a backing track. We'll then break down two Joe Pass style lead lines, and follow it up with combining them.
1: Basic Jazz Chords
This tutorial gives you the theoretical background behind basic jazz chords - where they come from and how they are used. Take your time to get familiar with the theory behind it, as this will give you the maximum output from the lessons. Pay close attention the the introduction as there is a lot of vital information there which will take you through the 4 diatonic chord progressions and the examples.
2: Modal Jazz Licks
This tutorial will help you to get into jazz improvisation using the ionian, dorian, phyrgian, lydian, mixolydian, aeolian, and locrian modes. You'll also get some instruction on phrasing and how you can take these licks a step further.
3: Jazz Blues With Two Guitars
In this series of lessons, you'll learn all the essentials of rhythm guitar, timing, phrasing, licks, and concepts to play jazz blues as a guitar duo... or in any other type of duo or band situation.
4: Gypsy Jazz: The Style of Django Reinhardt
This tutorial on gypsy jazz takes you through some of the basics of Django Reinhardt's style: from learning the rhythm guitar in two different progressions through some basic exercises on scales, arpeggios, and chromatic licks. This will bring you to a point where you can start to put these things together and start playing in the style of this jazz legend.
Barre Into Jazz Chords
In these seven guitar lessons, Caren Armstrong will teach you how to turn barre chords into jazz chords. After introducing you to the tutorial, Caren will first break down the A7 chord, and in the next lesson, the E7 chord. Then it's time to learn to shift between the chords. After that, we'll look at harmonic reationships in A and E, playing progressions that use the I-IV-V chords. Last, Caren will demo some examples with different feels.
Christmas Jazz: Angels We Have Heard on High
In addition to learning about how fingerstyle jazz works as far as the right hand is concerned, you will also learn many advanced chord shapes such as M7, min 7, aug 5, flat 5, 9th, 11th, 13th, etc.
In The Style of Wes Montgomery
In this artist study, you'll learn some of the elements in the style of Wes Montgomery's playing: the use of octaves, the technique of playing with your thumb, and the style in which Wes used chords and single note lines. HP Kruesi will set all this against a backdrop of backing tracks in swing, latin, and latin pop styles.
Practicing Major & Minor 7th Chords
In this tutorial we will practice a variety of major 7th & minor 7th chords shapes. The goal here is to play & switch between these chords in time with a backing track. This tutorial assumes you already understand and can play the chord shapes. By the end of this tutorial you should be able to play a variety E, A and D string rooted major 7th & minor 7th chord voicings along with a backing track.
Stanley Jordan Style Touch Technique
Are you curious about touch and tapping on guitar? This unusual technique can produce some beautiful, distinct sounding chords and melodies. In this tutorial, HP Kruesi will delve into this fascinating approach in the style of Stanley Jordan using both your left and right hands on the neck. HP will get you started by showing you the basics, put the technique into use in the context of jazz and blues styles, and some exercises.
Take Me Out To The Ball Game: Simple Version
In this tutorial we will learn a simple version of 'Take Me Out To The Ball Game', the classic American tune about baseball. First we will learn the single note melody of the tune. Then we will add some harmony notes and make a simple full arrangement.
Walking Bass Line Turnaround
This tutorial is in the key of G and is a blues based turnaround. You will earn that a blues turnaround is made of dominant 7th chords and you will learn how to connect each chord with a walking bass line.