Teacher Spotlight - Jazz Guitar Lessons
This blog section is linked to "Jazz Guitar Lessons Facebook Group". This group allows jazz guitar teachers throughout the globe to present their lessons (transcriptions, exercises, licks, YouTube videos, blog articles and website links).
To be referenced in those pages, you must be a guitar teacher, offering relevant quality jazz guitar lessons and a member of the facebook group.
Guest Post By Jack Handyside at pickupmusic.com
Jazz standards are some of the most beautiful and interesting pieces of music ever written, but learning these complex songs and committing them to memory can feel overwhelming if you don’t know where to start.
Luckily for you, we’re here to help! This article will introduce you to a tried and true, eight-step method that you can use to learn any jazz standard. Our focus today will be on the classic jazz standard Autumn Leaves written by Joseph Kosma.
Lesson By Nate Jarrell
This lesson is designed to help you expand your chord and voicing vocabulary through the use of modal chord scales.
Each notes of the Dorian, Mixolydian, and Lydian modes are harmonized to give you seven chord voicings based on each of those scales.
This approach is very useful for trio or solo playing because it gives you a voicing with each note in the scale on the top of the chords which allows you to easily harmonize notes from the melodies you are playing.
These are also very useful in for comping in a variety of situations and styles.
Lesson by Mike Hayes
In this video Mike explains what is the relative minor chord and how to use it to create your own chord melody parts on guitar. This step by step lesson will help you understand how this major and relative minor tonal relationship can open up a whole new world of sonic possibilities.
Lesson By George Dafnos
This video lesson focuses on a jazz concept created by Barry Harris called "The Chromatic Scale", which is to connect whole steps and half steps with chromaticisms. You will learn how to play the chromatic scale ascending and descending and also hear the related thirds, triads and seventh chords. This technique will be discussed more in details in a future blog article, meanwhile you can also watch Nathan Borton's video to learn more about the construction of this scale.
Lesson By Diego Wasserman
In this video Diego show you 20 jazz guitar lines from Django's recordings played over minor and major 2 5 1 (II-V-I) progressions. He plays them at different tempos and provides a brief analysis showing the scales, motifs and arpeggios used. Two different positions for each lick are also proposed on the fretboard. The idea is to understand how Django Reinhardt approach the famous II V I progression.
Lesson By Thomas Berglund
This video lesson is an easy chord/melody guitar arrangement of Blue Bossa, a very popular instrumental latin jazz tune composed by Kenny Dorham. The video includes a lesson where Thomas shows and discusses the arrangement and also provides tips to make your own arrangements.
Lesson by George Nazos
In this short video lesson with tab, George proposes a guitar lick/exercise in rhythm and picking. He shows how to use different subdivisions in arpeggios following a 2 5 1 6 chord progression while using substitution for the dominant arpeggios from the altered scale.
Lesson By Steve Down
This video is the last installment of the lesson series on the funky Kenny Burrell version of "My Favorite Things" from his 1966 album "Soulero". In this last lesson (please consider watching the 7 previous) we finish off by looking at the final head, the outro solo and I give you my top 5 take aways from the series complete with some extra example licks!
Have fun practicing!
Lesson by Joost Zoeteman
This video lesson is taken from JGL's facebook group "Jazz Guitar Lessons". Guitarist Joost Zoeteman explains how different types of pentatonic scales can be applied to a 2 5 1 chord progression.
Lesson by George Dafnos
Here are somme ideas inspired by great jazz guitarists as Wes Montgomery ,George Benson on how to superimpose almost all the chord family degrees. This concept helps mapping the arpeggio combinations and listen different coloursounds above root ,subdominant or dominant families. After mastering all these, be sure to try making your own jazz lines and licks.
Lesson by Steve Down
Here is a transcription for guitar of So What by Miles Davis. This video lesson provides the tab of the main theme and the whole Miles Davis solo. A good introduction to modal playing on guitar thus showing how Miles Davis used the Dorian mode (D Dorian and Eb Dorian).
Lesson by Fabrizio Brusca
Oh, Lady Be Good by Lester Young is Second video from the chapter "Jazz Language And Improvisation Techniques Serie".
In this chapter, Fabrizio made a selection of some famous solos that show how jazz phrasing has been developped from 1925 until these days. Each video of the serie (organized in a chronological order) features a history of jazz masters that have contributed to the evolution of jazz.
These lines have been transposed on guitar trying to respect all the original instrument nuances and embellishments.
Lesson by Adam Hernandez (jamsville)
In this YouTube video lesson Adam shares the Top 7 habits that can help guitar players progress. Start implementing these advices and you will certainly be on your way to play guitar at a highest level:
Lesson by David Kennedy
This facebook post provides a YouTube video that details how to perform and compose on guitar with any polyrhythm. You will find a link to free resources, including the guitar score and tab in the video description.
Why exploring polyrhythm?
- It can deepen your understanding of rhythm and time signature.
- It’s a very useful tool for generating new rhythm ideas.
- It sounds really cool.
Don't hesitate go watch David's YouTube channel.
Lesson by Francesco Lo Castro (from the facebook group "Jazz Guitar Lessons")
This is an extract taken from the lesson 15 of the "Learning guitar series". This YouTube tutorial is a demonstration of how to practice all we have discussed in the first 15 lessons applied to the cycle of 4ths.
Hope you will enjoy it.
By Diego Wasserman,
This lesson provides 20 cool 2-5-1 jazz guitar licks by Julian Lage. Lines are played in at least 2 versions, included some melodic analysis.
Tabs are available for download following this link. If you like it, please support my work by sharing it, commenting on the youtube video and subscribing
By Edmundo Baez
Hey there, I leave you a video of an easy jazz guitar phrase with tab overlayed from the great jazz guitarist Tal farlow.
Lesson By Steve Down
I'm super excited to start my new lesson series on one of my favourites 'Midnight Blue' by Kenny Burrell. If you love blues and are looking to dip your toe into jazz then this is a great place to start! Have fun!
PART 1 This is a new series where we are learning the whole of Kenny Burrell's 'Midnight Blue' from his 1963 album of the same name. There will be a new lesson every Saturday where we will learn another chorus from this excellent tune! And there will be TAB on screen!
In this lesson we look at the head of Midnight Blue. The chords, the melody and some of the gear KENNY BURRELL used for the Midnight Blue recording sessions. Next week we will be looking at the first chorus from the solo!
Lesson by Pedro Velasco,
Here's number 7 from the Sound Bite series. Next one on Friday.
In this sound bite series I create short chord progressions and melodic motifs over common jazz chord changes. Check the transcription after the video.
For more sound bites and transcriptions,
go to my YouTube channel:
or Soundslice page: