Learn to play jazz riffs, chord and rhythms Learning how to play jazz guitar is no cakewalk but then that's what attracts most of us to the style to begin with. Jazz guitar is indeed challenging, however it's also extremely rewarding because the form allows you the ultimate freedom of expression as a musician. But before you can exercise that freedom, you have to put your time in listening to jazz, watching video jazz guitar lessons, and learning the requisite theory, chords, rhythms and vocabulary.
Alex Skolnick is world-renowned for creating an unprecedented blend of metal and traditional jazz. On his first-ever instructional program, Alex shares his perspectives and secrets for conquering jazz guitar. Using basic blues progressions, he guides you through jazz concepts and demonstrates how to follow progressions by targeting chord tones, triads, embellishments, modes and jazz patterns.
Jazz is one of the most challenging and satisfying styles of music you can play on the guitar. This video lesson presents a very clear and thorough introduction to jazz guitar. You will study all the licks, chords, scales and theory that you will need to know to get started.
Orrin’s commentary (from his new liner notes): “I began constructing the 1960 definitive presentation of [Wes] Montgomery by recognizing the need to keep things as clear-cut and uncomplicated as possible. There were at least three unique aspects to his performing style: he played with his thumb, never using a pick… and his solos almost invariably included two elements routinely referred to as ‘impossible’—his use of octaves and of pianistic block chords. Self-taught (his first ‘lesson’ had involved heavy listening to Charlie Christian records) and never able to read music notation of any kind, he somehow possessed an unfailing command of the blues and of ballad tempo and was an impressive composer.”
Joe Pass is one of jazz guitar's all-time masters. He demonstrates legendary techniques that will be of value to rock guitarists as well as jazz purists. Joe covers chord melody, chord substitutions, leading tones, chromatic chords, voice movements, and many more special excercises, all with the unique Joe Pass twist. A chance to study with a jazz guitar legend!
Charlie's extraordinary technique and unique arrangements have influenced guitarists everywhere.
The Ultimate Beginner Series has helped thousands of aspiring musicians take their first steps towards experiencing the fun of playing music. Now you can experience both Step 1 and Step 2 together for the first time on DVD. Ultimate Beginner Series: Acoustic Guitar Basics On your Acoustic Guitar Basics DVD, you will learn how to tune up quickly and accurately, how to change strings, how to play the most popular chords, how to create variety in your rhythm playing, how to create melodies around chords using hammer-ons and pull-offs, how to play in any key using the capo or barre chords, and much more.
Seven clear, precise lessons in developing exciting chordal harmonies. This course will ultimately lead to your own original harmonic style.