Easy Jazz Guitar Chord Progressions
I’ve tried many times to start to learn jazz guitar and each time I quit because I lacked a foundation and the explanations without basic data were too complex for me to grasp and to advance. I was incredibly lucky (and the correspondence with other subscribers from Play Jazz Guitar only confirmed my opinion) to find Matt’s books in a net because they provide all step by step explanations any newbie needs. This particular book covers the matter of the main jazz progressions which you can find in every jazz standard. It breaks down a complex progressions into an easy to absorb passages as well as introduce you to the most easy and economic fingering to advance easily with your routine. You can use this book as a manual when you learn a new jazz standard or you can use this book to analyze more advanced tunes when you become more experienced guitarist.The clear conclusion is this (read my lips): as for now Matt is a BEST jazz guitar educator in the world for any newbie bar none! If you happened to stumbled across this page consider it as your personal luck!
Do you look at a lead sheet and think “how the heck do great Jazz players make this sound so good?” Do you know basic music theory and some Jazz chords, but you are not sure what techniques people use to actually make it sound like jazz? If so, then this book can help you. If your theory is solid then you will be able to read this and everything will make sense. Otherwise you need to refer to some of Matt’s books or other material on the web because the book does assume some background.
Here are some of the things I really liked about this book:
1. There is a clear explanation of why each progression is important and where it is used.
2. The format for each progression is consistent. You will learn how the progression is formed, different variations for playing it and techniques for soloing over the it.
3. There are great exercises which will help you gradually build the skills to play these fluidly, and know when to play them. It is up to you to figure out how to play them in each key.
If you are a beginner you will get a lot of practical knowledge, but you have a new experience with it after you get more theory under your belt. If you are an intermediate or advanced player, and are pretty familiar with the theory, you will love this book.
Learning to play Jazz on guitar always seemed nearly impossible to me: I had no clue what was going on in the music I listend to.
Enter Matt Warnock. Matt has written so many great books about learning to play jazz guitar and this Easy Guide to Jazz Progressions is no exception. Combining chords, arpeggios, licks and lines it offers a wide variety of tools for me to learn, study and practice.
I’ve started to work on the Easy Guide to Jazz Progressions in combination with the Easy Guide to Arpeggios – another book that I can highly recommend. Both books together (and some looks into the Standards Guides) give me enough material to work on for the next hundred years to come. I never thought that learning could be so much fun – demanding, struggling, but great fun. Thank you, Matt.
the easy jazz chord progression is an essential ebook that every serious jazz player must have.Matt explain clearly for ,all level,the different progressions in jazz.I suggest for all guitar player not only jazz.Also I suggest to join his facebook group to learn to play the guitar,is so effective and fun.Thanks Matt