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10 eBooks (printable pdfs) + online | tabs, notation, audio & backing tracks | Instant delivery by email | Works on all devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, Apple, Linux, and Android.

Do you want to learn how to play jazz guitar or improve your playing in a way that is:

  • Fast & Effective: because of my experience as a jazz guitar teacher, player and webmaster of this website, I know why most guitar players get stuck and what you need to become a better guitarist.
  • Fun & Easy: all the hard work has been done for you, you just need to follow the lessons and absorb the material.

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What will you learn?

  • You'll learn everything you need to become the jazz guitar player you want to be: theory, chords, chord inversions, scales, phrasing, styles, licks, tricks, ...
  • How to improvise: I'll give you the tools and knowledge you need so you can improvise over any chord progression with ease and play in a jazzy, bluesy style.
  • How to play jazz chords & rhythms and how to add variety to them.
  • You'll learn how to play classic jazz songs like All The Things You Are, Autumn Leaves, All Blues, Stella by Starlight, Take The A Train, ... but also songs in other styles, like Night in Tunesia and Girl From Ipanema.
  • You'll learn how to play like Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Jim Hall & many more. You'll discover how they think, what defines their style and how you can play like them.


Learn how to play in the style of
Wes Montgomery

You'll also learn little tricks like:

  • How to minorize dominant chords like Wes Montgomery liked to do...
  • How to jazzify your sound instantly...
  • How to use scales you already know, like the blues scale, in a different way and make killer lines...
  • How to jazzify an ordinary blues and how to play jazz blues. You'll learn how and where to add jazz chords and ideas to a blues progression...
  • How and when to substitute chords...
  • Many more practical tips that will make your life as a jazz guitarist easier...

The Issues of Volume 1

  • Issue 1 - Four on Six: learn how to play Wes Montgomery's composition Four on Six, how to improvise over the changes, which scales and arpeggios Wes uses and many more tips.
  • Issue 2 - Sonic Shapes: how to use chords and other shapes to improvise over chord changes. You'll learn how to use chord shapes as a visual aid for improvising, how to use diminished chord shapes to play over dominant chords and how to use Howard Robert's sonic shapes.
  • Issue 3 - All Blues: learn how to play a nice arrangement of Miles Davis' composition All Blues + many tips on how to solo over the changes.
  • Issue 4 - Blue Bossa: in this lesson you'll get this fun-to-play bossa nova standard under your fingers in no time. The harmony is not difficult and the theme is simple, but sounds great. Blue Bossa is often played at jams, so it's a good idea to add it to your repertoire.
  • Issue 5 - Don't Get Around Much Anymore: in this issue you'll learn a solo arrangement of Don't Get Around Much Anymore, a classic written by Duke Ellington who recorded it in 1940. Because we use walking bass in the arrangement, I thought it might be a good idea to have a look at how walking bass works as well.
  • Issue 6 - Unit 7: Unit 7 is a great jazz standard composed by bass player Sam Jones. The most famous version of Unit 7 is on Wes Montgomery's album "Smokin' at the Half Note". In this lesson we also talk about an harmonic technique used by Wes Montgomery: the minorization of dominant chords.
  • Issue 7 - Inversions: in this issue we're going to have a look at chord inversions. A good grasp of inversions is one of those things many guitarists lack. Inversions can be daunting at first, but they seem a lot more complex than they really are.
  • Issue 8 - How Insensitive: in this issue you'll learn how to play Antonio Carlos Jobim's bossa nova classic How Insensitive. We'll also have a look at the harmony and some popular bossa nova intros.
  • Issue 9 - Jazz Guitar Theory: in this lesson you'll get a healthy dose of theory: swing feel, syncopation and a guide to using intervals in your playing + many practical examples.
  • Issue 10 - Jazz Blues Soloing Ideas: In this lesson, you will explore four different ways that you can use techniques from Wes Montgommery, Kenny Burrell and Miles Davis to organize your ideas as you improvise over jazz blues tunes.

Who are these lessons for?

  • Anyone who's interested in jazz guitar playing.
  • Beginners who need a firm grip of the basics. It doesn't matter if you can read notes or not because all material has audio examples and is written in guitar tabs as well as traditional note script.
  • Medium players that want to expand their skills and learn new tricks.
  • Advanced players who need fresh ideas.

Please, don't subscribe if:

  • You just started playing guitar and you are still learning chords like C and Am. These lessons will be too hard for you...
  • You expect a magic solution that makes you a killer jazz guitar player without practicing. Such thing doesn't exist, you will need to practice, but my lessons will make the process easier and faster for you. I guarantee that if you follow my lessons and practice regularly, you will become a great player.

What do you get?

For the low price of $29.99 you get:

  • 10 online jazz guitar lessons with audio and backing tracks (instant delivery by email).
  • 10 Printer-friendly pdfs (+ downloadable audio and backing tracks).
  • You can ask questions and get answers in the comment section.
  • You have a say in what future lessons are about.
  • No questions asked, 30-day 100% money back guarantee!

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Comments (16)

5/5 (15)

Great lessons!

garland houser

Your lessons are great and inspiring. I'd love to learn some Earl Klugh stuff.


As someone who has bought tons of instructional material, I would say these lessons are among the very best out of everything that I have bought. Just enough discussion to get an understanding and then immediately into a performance piece. Many of these arrangements (I also bought volume 2) of these tunes are now part of my repertoire. This is by far my favourite presentation of material too - sheet music and tab with a sound file above it to click to hear it and a play along track for the tune too. You guys really got these right.


Just started. Easy to follow and the backing tracks help everything make sense. I like the presentation. I find that it encourages one to "explore" around the lessons. Helps to find your own groove. Great job!

Rob McPherson

I just purchased volume 1 of the Gazette this week, so I'm not too familiar with it yet. But the combination of the free chord dictionary and 10 lessons, which appear to be very well structured and laid out should provide me with a good winter's worth of work.I'm a real beginner where jazz is concerned,and I was looking for the more conventional step 1, step 2 type format, but 'thinking outside the box' is ok too.

Prys Lewis

Loved it. Variety of styles, materials and levels of difficulty and everything explained and put in context.. Kept me coming back for more ... in fact am still revisiting lessons for fun.

Lawrence Abbott

Does the lessons teach you the entire songs? or just how to analyze and use the theory implemented in each piece? I would assume both, but just wondering.

Matt and Dirk

Yes Lawrence we teach both.


TNX for this lessons!

Fulvio from Italy

Very good lessons and excellent topics, there is something for everyone, for every taste and playing ability. As stated before by other posters, I'd also like a single zip file for each lesson with all the stuff (PDF, mp3, etc.)

Joel Powell

Great material. Covers a wide range of topics - all great topics.




All your materials are top shelf! Nice graphics, too. Very thorough and comprehensive.

Brinsley Brooks

Keep up the great work Dirk and team. I guess my day job keeps me from devoting as much time as I should, but I enjoy returning to this tutorial whenever I'm free. Its certainly one of the better and more current tutorials that I've used and it has certainly helped my playing and knowledge. Thanks guys

Richard Agostini

Great info, fingers and soul love the work and the creative steps it made.

Amit Roy

These books are really very very useful.

Frank Oterholt

Thank you Dirk!

I have followed Your 10 Wes-style-lessons, and they have made me a better guitarist, now With my New Gibson Les Paul Gold top 1957 mod. It's a marvelous guitar!!! May be I should try George Benson now?? Do you have a link where I could order New lessons? I am very very satiesfied With Your teaching!!!

Best regards from Frank Oterholt, Norway.


Thanks Frank. You can visit our eStore to see all of our other jazz guitar eBooks and courses:


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