Complete Chord Melody

Price: $59

Online course + printable PDF eBook (318 pages) | Tabs, notation, audio & backing tracks | Instant access | Works on all devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, Apple, Linux, and Android

Have you always dreamed of being able to play rich, intricate sounding arrangements of your favorite jazz standards on guitar, but have no idea how to get started creating these arrangements?

Chord melody is one of the most satisfying ways to play jazz guitar. It’s the art of combining melody, chords, and bass lines on one guitar.

Jazz greats like Joe Pass, Tal Farlow, Ed Bickert, and Barney Kessel were masters at this chord melody technique – and their approaches have inspired many jazz guitarists across the globe.

Complete Chord Melody will give you a clear step-by-step system for creating beautiful AND playable chord melody arrangements of your favorite jazz standards.

Have you always dreamed of being able to play rich, intricate sounding arrangements of your favorite jazz standards on guitar, but have no idea how to get started creating these arrangements?

Chord melody is one of the most satisfying ways to play jazz guitar. It’s the art of combining melody, chords, and bass lines on one guitar.

Jazz greats like Joe Pass, Tal Farlow, Ed Bickert, and Barney Kessel were masters at this chord melody technique – and their approaches have inspired many jazz guitarists across the globe.

Complete Chord Melody will give you a clear step-by-step system for creating beautiful AND playable chord melody arrangements of your favorite jazz standards.

Why Learn Chord Melody?

In the words of Joe Pass:

Guitarists should be able to pick up the guitar and play music on it for an hour, without a rhythm section or anything.

This is easier said than done though…

You probably experienced the feeling when sitting among friends or family, and suddenly someone puts a guitar in your hands and asks you to “play some jazz”.

Playing bass, chords, and melody at the same time (aka chord melody) is not an easy thing to do. It sounds easy enough when you hear Joe Pass or Barney Kessel do it, but getting that smooth sound doesn’t come by itself…

Resources on how to make playable and great-sounding arrangements are all too often confusing, lacking a clear step-by-step pathway you need to put a solid arrangement together.

Learning how to play chord melody requires a step-by-step plan and that’s where Complete Chord Melody comes in.

By knowing the “tricks of the trade” when it comes to arranging, you’ll learn how to make simple tweaks to make an arrangement both easier on the hands AND sound better at the same time.

What Will You Learn in This Course?

What You Get With Complete Chord Melody

Price: $59

11 reviews for Complete Chord Melody

  1. G Miller (verified owner)

    I just bought the course so I can’t give feedback on the content yet, but I just wanted to say the material looks great and well organized!

  2. Kenneth Straus (verified owner)

    I’m about half way through the course. Excellent methodology that brings together many bits and pieces that I have been wrestling with for several years. I like the course layout very much and the concise manner that the material is organized. Very good value!

  3. Luigi Guerra (verified owner)

    It’s a fantastic course, as always. The goal it’s challenging, but you can take your time and progress step by step. I like the combo online version+pdf manual. Audios and videos are helpful in every lesson. The price is right for quality and quantity of the lessons, and I’m always grateful for the free stuff. So in someway, buying this course, I give back.

  4. Eric Lalumiere (verified owner)

    I’ve been on learning guitar for many years and have spent a lot of money on so many courses. Too often I lose interest in many of them. But it is very different here. I love how Dirk structures and present his content. It is intuitive and easy to digest while being feature rich even for the advance player. I, also, love that it feels usable right away even before completing the course. Thank you Dirk for reigniting my passion in learning guitar. Can’t recommend it enough.

  5. Manuel JIMENEZ (verified owner)

    He echado una ojeada por encima a todas las lecciones, los contenidos están muy bien organizados, conectados entre sí y explicados, entiendo que, ante un material didáctico de calidad, es necesario dedicarle el tiempo suficiente para poder disfrutarlo y sacar un buen provecho, y en ello estoy. Enhorabuena Dirk, te animo a que sigas elaborando cursos.

  6. Ramon Alfredo Siochi (verified owner)

    This course is at the right level for me. Everything is spelled out clearly, and it is organized in a way that makes sense to me. I like the appendices as well. They are very useful and rounds out the course. Everything I need to learn fingerstyle jazz and chord melody is there. (Well at least for me as a beginning jazz guitar player.)

  7. Victor Sacramento (verified owner)

    I’m quite satisfied with the course. It fulfilled my expectations. Even playing acoustic guitar for a long time, I’ve learned a lot about jazz, harmony and arrangements.

  8. David Roberts (verified owner)

    I purchased the Complete Chord Melody Course out of curiosity. It covers the same information you can find in many books and websites. Once you get past the intro chord collections and start using the material you have learned, the benefits of following the course shine through. What I like the most is the layout and the ease of access to previous lessons. This makes it so easy to practice material and revisit earlier concepts.
    Explanations are brief but informative and the layman’s approach really will help those who are less academic. Overall this is a great course for beginners to intermediate level players as it gives you the nuts and bolts to move ahead with your own arrangements. Highly recommended.
    David Roberts
    Classical /Jazz Guitarist
    Music Educator
    Australia

  9. James Fisher (verified owner)

    Excellent in organization. While I’m familiar with most of the concepts presented, this course takes them and organizes the material in a way that I can methodically create a shell and expand from there. The ideas and concepts I’ve learned over the years as a guitar hobbyist are ceasing to exist in a vacuum and are now catalogued in this coarse. And of coarse any ideas I have of my own can be incorporated in this process as well.

  10. David Swanepoel (verified owner)

    Dirk, your courses are the best as far as I am concerned. Well organized and orchestrated. Thanks for loving Jazz and Jazz musicians!

  11. Patrick Alphonse

    I love your approach, it really breaks down a complex subject!

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