I liked it, its nice to have more than just shred on this site, although im not bashing shred, go vai!
Great lesson Ben !!!
i can't wait to start practice this one.
i'm really happy to see some jazz in here, and i'm anxious to see more.
Oooh really awesome!!
I started things off slow, but hopefully it gives some insight into the construction aswell.
Any questions dont hesitate to pm me!
Wow that's something. I'm very interested in learning jazz, don't know squat and that piece was a superb start.
And that guitar... MAN! I'd like an AT too someday, it's got such a clear tone.
love it u know ur stuff well man. keep it up
Thanks for the kind words guys, i really appreciate it.
Yup the AT300 is a great guitar, very good for jazz suprisingly, and great for fusion!
Great lesson Ben, love it, and can't wait to try it - really appreciated the explanation on spelling out the changes.
Anyone who needs a little help with the chords for a scale can bepop over to the theory board and check out my lesson on it here:
To all you budding jazzers/fusioners out there i recommend taking a look at Andrews great theory board, in conjunction with learning the lessons on this site as it goes hand in hand with the topics i will be covering
Awesome lesson thats exactly what we need here!! I was always afraid of playin jazz, but this makes me confident to master it one day
I think your 2nd video tab is wrong, but maybe its just me...but great lesson
This lesson rule!
Gmc is going better every week
Great lesson man!
Hopefully you can develop some cool ideas over the backing track and post them in the forum?!
Thanks Sean, i like you lessons too! You have a really smooth tone too
Ill check the tab too, i normally write in notation so i wouldnt be suprised if theres a little amiss!
Andrew, very too of you to link to the corresponding theory lesson. And it's a great lesson too, I will go through it holding a guitar when I have time. It's very well written!
nice to see some jazz in here, something new!!.... nice first lesson ben!.. keep it up!!
A guitarist who has shred and jazz under his belt, has all he needs. i had been thinking about using another site just for the jazz lessons, and do all my shredding here, now all of my interests are on one site!! thanx benhowell, thanx gmc. great lesson, cant wait to see the next one.
Great first lesson. Jazz is something new for me but I'm eager to learn some it.
Ending note on the first tab should be 7th fret instead of 8th, i think?
Hi Ben great lesson and tasty playing! Some nice Jazzerizin' goin' on there . David
Thanks very much. I appreciated the kind words.
its so cool that this site even has jazz
haha thanks so much for this lession ben, you teaching jazz + miles davis's take 5 have made me want to become a jazz guitarist, other than metal haha thanks alot i can't wait for more
Thanks zenitSpb and Smikey.
If you have jazz and rock under your belt, you might turn out like Scott Hendereson, or John Scofield, which can be no bad thing!
A new lesson should be up reasonably soon, so keep those eyes peeled, though there are some great new lessons out now!
On the mixing it up subject as u mentioned Ben, I would suggest Robben Ford who plays a great mix of Jazz tinged Blues. Great player to pick up stuff from in that area.
Robben Ford is one of my all time favourites!
I love his unique phrasing, and his jazz repetoire. And lets not forget his TONE!
I would love to do a lesson on him so perhaps i will sometime soon!
P.s. liked you Pink Floyd Solo
Nice job ben. I am a jazz guitarist myself and I really liked the lesson. Maybe you coudld put a Kurt (Rosenwinkel) lesson in in the style of. This is primarily a rock site so I commend you for stepping up there and doin some jazz.
Excellent lesson, and smooooth tone ~
Hello atomix1337 and sngraff,
Thankyou very much!
Im actually using a telecaster now, and its got that great 'woody' hollow tone that makes jazz guitar so recognisable, im just working on a follow up lesson soon.
loved this ben...plz plz more of these..iam in jazz band and need to learn more jazz licks!
Awesome man, very beautiful lesson, your a Jazz Master!
I love this Jazz lesson, hopefully you will do another one someday!
Just rediscovered this lesson, great licks! I'm on it!
I could kill for that guitar you have there man just got into A. T.
Cool licks, just noticed you're from Bath i go there for college almost every day
Nice lesson, nice guitar!
Very nice lesson Ben, almost as nice as that Andy Timmon's guitar..... Keep up the good work!!
I love this lesson. I use these licks all the time!
You couldnt have nailed it more perfectly:D!!! good job mate;)