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Introduction to Jazz Blues Guitar Volume 1


Introduction to Jazz Blues Guitar v1
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eBook (printable) | 195 pages | tabs, notation, audio & backing tracks | Instant delivery by email |
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Have you ever been to a jam session where someone calls a jazz blues tune and you found yourself fumbling through the chords, or falling back on your rock-blues pentatonic licks when it came time to solo?

Have you ever listened to the great jazz blues solos of Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass or others and thought "I would love to do that. But where do I start?"

If you know that you need to improve your jazz blues chord and soloing chops, but don't know where to turn next, then our Introduction to Jazz Blues Guitar Volume 1 is the right learning tool for you.

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What will you learn?

  • Play licks and solos in the style of your favorite players such as Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell and more.
  • How to play chords and chord licks in the style of Freddie Green, Joe Pass, Lenny Breau and Ed Bickert.
  • Play all of the must-know variations of the jazz blues chord progression, from the basic blues changes all the way to the full-on jazz blues chords and everything in between.
  • Play all of the scales in multiple fingerings needed to outline any chord in the jazz blues progression, including pentatonic and blues scales, Mixolydian modes, bebop scales and the 7b9b13 Scale.
  • All arpeggios for each chord in the jazz blues, as well as commonly used bebop arpeggio vocabulary taken from the solos of jazz giants such as Charlie Parker and John Coltrane.
  • And much more...

When you buy Introduction to Jazz Blues Guitar v1, you get:

  • 7 Chapters (195 pages) full of must-know jazz blues chords, licks, progressions, scales and arpeggios.
  • Detailed explanation of every concept in the program laid out in easy to follow and understand language.
  • Musical examples in both tab and notation to accompany every concept and technique in the program.
  • Over 115 audio examples to accompany the tab and notation.
  • Backing tracks, so you can practice the material in a realistic way.
  • Tips on how to practice and take each concept further in the practice room.
  • Literally enough material to keep any beginner or intermediate guitarist busy for months or even years.


Don't put off taking your playing to the next level any longer, pick up your copy of Introduction to Jazz Blues Guitar today:

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Comments (64)

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Kai Ole Schultz

This fabulous book is like a hidden gem to me: among all the great books I bought over the years from Jazzguitar.be, this has been overlooked by me for quite some time. But now, as I rediscovered it in my collection, I really really enjoy working with it. All material is laid out clearly in front of me and I love the small steps the book presents. This is really great stuff. And the best: Dirk and Matt are extremely supportive and give their best to make us customers happy. Thanks a lot for your work.

Gianluca Natali

I find this book very useful, despite english is not my mother tongue I find it very understandable.

Good for who has a certain knowlwdge yet.


Very good material written by a gifted educator. Easy to understand and follow by beginners and self studying individuals. I appreciate the indications for listening too - perhaps a bit too many pictures.


Started with volume one last week. Is very clear, good explanantions but the link to the short tutorial about the chord notation in Jazz on page 10 is not working, that's a pity.... I will recommend this course to others


After I worked through "Jazz Guitar Chords" which I really appreciate, I have begun to work with "Jazz Blues Guitar 1", another book which gives me a lot of input to improve my technique. I also love your free available contributions like “Essential Jazz Chord Exercises”. Thank you very much!

David Tardio

Like all of the other books I have purchased from you, Jazz Blues Guitar is an incredibly thorough book that is guaranteed to improve any player at any level. From chord choices to licks to chord melody ideas, this book will provide years of important study for anyone. I recommend it very highly.

Darren coen

Excellent straight forward explanations. Useful licks in basic scales to show how to capitilize on applying for instance blues scale but over jazz progression .


A really clear and useful explanation from the best jazz guitar teacher on the web! Buy it if you want to add some jazz into your blues or, as well, start studying jazz from his early steps...


Comprehensive books with everything you need to start up your jazz playing and refrein your blues playing outside the boring boxes . Much more than a beginner course...

Steve Garlick
Clear and concise, this book is helping to add a jazz flavour to my blues rock orientation. The recorded examples are great and useable. Recommend this one.
The best purchase I have made that is music related. I come from a blues rock background (anything that Clapton played), listened and practiced for years the Delta Blues, the Chicago Blues. But I always found I was stuck in licks and pentatonic patterns, just like the description says. I felt that I needed to express myself with a different sound. This book is exactly what I needed. It't the Jazz approach to Blues, and it will keep you busy for years, if you use it well. It's nicely explained, there are enough audio samples to keep you busy, and I feel that I am slowly improving my improvisation skills. Buy it!! :-)



This is the place to start. I’ve played guitar for a long time, but started in jazz very recently. After dabbling a bit with other courses, I’ve found that this is a fantastic “starter kit”. It has given me the essential skills to survive in my first jazz jams. I am now heading on (chords, arpeggios……), but this is the foundation. Highly, highly recommended.

Oscar Costa

Libro muy bien estructurado. Todos los recursos presentes:Escalas; Arpegios; Acordes y ritmos en el punto de partida para desarrollar un buen toque blues.

An excellent step to step approach to go through back to the basics then to the sky :). It helped me to structured my mind and play. Well designed for PC screen reading, but maybe just think for the Vol 2 ... to minimize ink usage for people who want to print it. :)
A nice way to approach the Blues, for a straight blues player like me it opened a lot of perspectives
Very good book, definitely worth buying.
Robert Peveler

I really enjoyed working through this - lots that was new to me and a great way to start approaching this vast topic. Covers ground different from most other beginner lessons. My only slight gripe - intended to be helpful - is the inclusion of the long scale patterns over the V7b9 chord in the blues improvising - this chord is never held for long enough to play a long pattern, so would be useful to replace with something that fits in the space available!


Gaddi Alberto

Love your eBook! Classic Dirk! Clear instructions, recommend this to everyone who wants to take it up to another level in music!

Very clear and practical book. Enjoyed working on it and saw improvements on my playing right from the beginning. Thank you!
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