Jazz Guitar Patterns & Phrases Volume 1

Price: $49

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Do you sometimes get the feeling that a lot of your guitar solos sound alike and that you keep playing the same things over and over? You’ve spent hours practicing scales and arpeggios, but your improvised solos still don’t sound like jazz?

This course is the result of transcribing solos from jazz giants such as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, Charlie Parker, and many more. While transcribing these solos, I noticed a lot of recurring patterns that are used over and over again and that form the base of the jazz guitar language.

In this course, you will learn these bite-sized and finger-friendly patterns, building blocks that are easy to memorize and reproduce in your solos.

Do you sometimes get the feeling that a lot of your guitar solos sound alike and that you keep playing the same things over and over? You’ve spent hours practicing scales and arpeggios, but your improvised solos still don’t sound like jazz?

This course is the result of transcribing solos from jazz giants such as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, Charlie Parker, and many more. While transcribing these solos, I noticed a lot of recurring patterns that are used over and over again and that form the base of the jazz guitar language.

In this course, you will learn these bite-sized and finger-friendly patterns, building blocks that are easy to memorize and reproduce in your solos.

Why Learn Patterns?

I think you’ll agree that practicing scales and arpeggios is an important part of mastering jazz guitar. These tools are an essential ingredient of the jazz guitar solo, but you need more than just scales and arpeggios to make your solos sound like jazz.

What you need to become fluent in the jazz language is jazz vocabulary. That’s why you practice licks and learn solos from the greats.

Studying licks is a great exercise, but it’s hard to get these licks into your improvised solos without sounding artificial. This is because these licks are lifted out of their context and don’t necessarily work for your style of playing.

This is where patterns come into play. Jazz patterns are bite-sized pieces of music that work as a bridge between technical material (scales and arpeggios) and vocabulary.

Imagine scales and arpeggios as the alphabet of the jazz language. Patterns are words you make with this alphabet and licks are sentences you make with these words. Together you can use them to turn your solos into stories that are interesting to listen to.

Jazz Guitar Patterns
Jazz Guitar Patterns

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19 reviews for Jazz Guitar Patterns & Phrases Volume 1

  1. Thomas J (verified owner)

    Looks great Dirk! I only just started working on the course, so I don’t know yet how it affects my playing, but I really like how you organized the material. I like the pattern approach as well, it’s something I’ve never seen in the piles of books and eBooks I bought so far.

  2. Rob (verified owner)

    Nice, just what I needed!

  3. Travis Brown (verified owner)

    I just want you to know that I absolutely love this new course. I have purchased a handful of your products, and I personally have lacked the energy to really dig into any of them. But this course is so easy to digest that I basically learn a solo, and then sit and play with the licks over other songs and it’s just an incredibly easy way to learn more jazz licks. The way the course re-injects the same licks to help you learn them and to show you different ways they can be used is pure genius.

    I’ve been looking for something like this for 30 years.

    Thanks and hopefully I’m finished with this course before you release the next one!

  4. Dan Harvey (verified owner)

    I have studied many of Dirk’s posts, so I was thrilled with this new material. I purchased the course and I can honestly say that it delivers all it promised and more. All players who want to build a jazz vocabulary and understand what they are learning should purchase this course. As always, Dirk lays out the material in a systematic and organized fashion and accompanies the written examples with excellent audio clips. In my view, this course is one of Dirk’s best.

  5. Leonid Ostapenko (verified owner)

    I have been using Dirk’s website for a long time – there are a lot of ideas, recommendations and practical tips there. Just sit down, take your guitar and work. Exactly the same can be said about his latest book. A very systematic presentation, the logic of an experienced performer, and the simplicity of presenting complex theoretical material. I sincerely recommend this book to all jazz guitarists, and I will look forward to volume 2. Dirk, thank you, and good luck in working on another masterpiece!

  6. Oscar Lombardi (verified owner)

    A fantastic course. Patterns can be learned quickly and finally my Sound is starting to be a bit Jazzy, heartfelt congratulations.

  7. Niklas Goude (verified owner)

    This course is awesome. One of the best online courses on guitar that I’ve seen so far!

    Really great arrangement. The pattern sections are spot on and really help me, as a beginner, to learn the patterns and phrases 🙂

    Thanks for a super course!

  8. Paulo Castro (verified owner)

    I like your course! Very, very good.
    The content is much better than I expected.

  9. Juan Maggiore (verified owner)

    Thank you!

  10. Guy Canuel (verified owner)

    Just to let you know that I really appreciate your site. You have a lot of content and everything is well explained. I bought your lesson Jazz Guitar Patterns and phrases volume 1 and really appreciate it. I also have Your Autumn leaves lesson. Your free lessons are also pure mint. Your site is by far the best in jazz lessons. Keep up the good work!

  11. David Goldberg (verified owner)

    This course is full of useful material, nicely organized, and easy to use.

  12. Eric Metzler (verified owner)

    Clear , concise!

  13. Eric Lalumiere (verified owner)

    Jazz soloing always felt inaccessible to me. Like some sort of alien language spoken only by those with musical college degrees. That was until now. This course is very well structured and helps to demystify how to construct effective jazz phrasing. I finally feel like I’m learning how to speak that language instead of trying to regurgitate phrases from others who have said them before me.
    I can’t thank Dirk enough for creating this. This is amazing work!

  14. Martin Davis (verified owner)

    I have looked at many resources for learning jazz. If I could choose only one, this would be it. With this course, you can learn to improvise or to improve your improvisational skills relatively quickly. There is a wealth of usable information in this course. It is like “one-stop shopping” for learning jazz improvisation.

  15. Manuel JIMENEZ (verified owner)

    Llevo un 26 % de curso, voy lento porque quiero sentar una buena base para afrontar correctamente los siguientes capítulos de forma efectiva. Esta manera de enfocar el estudio se debe a que después de haber visto por encima todas las lecciones y comprobar que 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. Enhorabuena Dirk, espero que sigas ofreciendo cursos!!!

  16. james goodman (verified owner)

    Excellent source of real jazz vocabulary. Waiting on volume 2.

  17. Xin Jazzier (verified owner)

    Find those patterns really interesting. It’s good to practice those from time to time.

  18. 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!

  19. John Pritchard (verified owner)

    I’ve had this course for 1 day and LOVE it. The concept is brilliant and just what I needed. Many other courses I’ve tried give arpeggios, scales etc and suggest that you make up phrases based on what sounds good to you. It’s like trying to learn a language, you need words rather than just an alphabet. Then you need some understanding of how the words connect and some idiomatic examples. I’m so glad I found this course. Thank you so much. I’m working through the Blues For Alice example at the beginning and have learned so much already. It’s really good fun.

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