Jazz Standards

The best way to learn how to play jazz guitar is by playing jazz standards. By applying chords, scales, and arpeggios to jazz standards you transform your technical know-how into real music.

Fly me to The Moon chords

Fly Me to the Moon Chords

Learn how to play the correct chords of Fly Me To The Moon, a very fun to play jazz standard. The chords of this song follow the cycle of fifths.

You will learn some cool-sounding chords and rhythms that you can use for other songs as well.

Duke Ellington - Satin Doll

Easy Satin Doll Chord Melody for Guitar

Satin Doll is a classic jazz standard composed by Duke Ellington.

In this lesson, you will learn an easy Satin Doll chord melody arrangement for guitar. This chord melody is suitable for beginner Jazz guitarists up to intermediate level.

In the next section, you will learn a chord study that brings some variation in your comping over Satin Doll.

Take 5 Guitar Chords

How to Play Take 5 Chords on Guitar

Take 5 is probably one of the most recognized jazz standards of all time.

As the title of the song suggests, Take 5 is in the 5/4 time signature. You will learn how to play Take 5 chords on guitar with both the original groove and a more advanced, syncopated chord study.

Summertime guitar chord study

Summertime Guitar Chord Study

Summertime is a classic jazz standard that is often played at gigs with a singer.

In this chord study, you will learn how to play Summertime’s chord changes with a variety of voicings such as drop 2 chords, 4th chords and 3 to 9 chords.

My Funny Valentine Chords 9 GIF

10 Ways to Play My Funny Valentine Chord Changes

My Funny Valentine starts with a recognizable descending minor chord progression that you will find in many other jazz standards as well.

In this lesson, you will learn 10 ways to play the chords of this famous progression.

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