Matt Warnock & Dirk Laukens
Learn how to bring out the bluesy side of jazz by studying the blues concepts of Wes Montgomery, Herb Ellis and more (16 licks and 4 solos).
Although diminished chords are not used as often as major and minor chords, you should have a good understanding of these chords because they show up in many jazz standards.
Diminished chords are usually used as a passing chord or as a substitute for dominant chords. In this lesson, you will learn all the necessary diminished chord shapes and how to use them in your playing.
Tritone substitution is one of the most popular chord substitutions in jazz. The tritone concept is very versatile and can be used for soloing, comping and composition.
In this lesson, you will learn what tritone substitution is and how you can apply it on the guitar.
The blues scale is a very versatile scale and one that is easy to finger on the guitar. There are 2 types of blues scales, the minor blues scale and the major blues scale.
In this lesson, you will learn how to build both blues scales, how to apply them to your jazz solos, how to finger them on the guitar + sample licks and solos.
Build your jazz guitar vocabulary by learning these 25 classic bebop jazz guitar licks, as well as the important concepts behind each lick.
Learning to understand the concepts behind jazz licks is one of the most important aspects of building a jazz vocabulary.
The bebop scale is one of the easiest ways to add a jazzy sound to your guitar playing. This is because you add a chromatic note to the regular modes, and chromatic notes are an important aspect of the jazz sound.
There are three types of bebop scales: the dominant, minor and major bebop scale.
In this lesson, you will learn what the bebop scales are, how they look on the guitar and how you can use these scales in your solos.
The whole tone scale is a cool-sounding dominant 7th scale that you can use to add tension to your dominant 7th chords.
In this lesson, you will learn how to build the whole tone scale and apply it to your jazz guitar playing.
Blues is a predecessor of jazz, and both genres have always been heavily intertwined. The type of blues played by jazz musicians is more complex than traditional blues, but both have the same characteristics.
In this lesson, you will learn 6 variations of the jazz blues progression going from the basic original blues to more modern variations like the bebop blues changes.
In this lesson, you will learn the 10 most popular jazz chord progressions with practical examples for guitar.
Chord progressions are the backbone of any jazz standard and knowing how to play the most-used progressions is essential for any jazz musician.
Practicing these 10 progressions will give you a head start when learning new jazz standards.