Introduction to Jazz Blues Guitar Volume 1
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!