Guitar Lessons

Jazz Lessons

Learn jazz from the basics - or dive directly into walking bass lines, alterations, chromaticisms and substitutions.


  • 80's Smooth Jazz

    by Guido Bungenstock

    A cool 80's Smooth Jazz song

    Tags: Lee Ritenour, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, thumb picking, dynamics, soft touch, light picking, 5ths, 4ths, double stops
  • Two Fingers 12 Bar Blues

    by Javier Aviles

    Blues rhythm VI - II - V - I - in the key of A7. For beginner acoustic players.

    Tags: simplified, beginner friendly, easy fingering, simple chords, two strings only, jazz blues, acoustic
  • Jazz Blues

    by Guido Bungenstock

    Jazz Blues example with various phrasing techniques

    Tags: Repeating Licks, Blues, jazz, Steve Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, G Major
  • A Princely Etude

    by Chris Harrington

    In this etude we use the harmony from 'Someday My Prince Will Come' to strengthen our upstroke picking.

    Tags: jazz, picking, chords, Martin Taylor, Julian Lage, Bb Major, Walt Disney, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Chord Melody, Chord progression, Rhythm, Arpeggios, Swing, Jazz Standard, Soundtrack, Someday My Prince Will Come
  • Spread Voicings Etude

    by Chris Harrington

    Open/spread voicings on guitar. Create open and expansive chord voicings and fuel your creativity.

    Tags: Julian Lage, acoustic, etude, fingerpicking, fingerstyle, F major, Spread Voicings, Open Voicings, Chord Voicings, stretching
  • Tastes of Harmonic Major

    by Chris Harrington

    A Gypsy Jazz inspired piece that looks at playing with the harmonic major scale, a wonderful synthetic scale.

    Tags: Django Reinhardt, Django, gypsy jazz, jazz, harmonic major, synthetic scales, C harmonic major, C major, C Ionian b13, alternate picking, bebop, manouche guitar
  • All Bluesy Solo

    by Chris Shofner

    George Benson meets James Burton.

    Tags: George benson, james burton, all blues, hollow body, 335, G major, G pentatonic major, triple stops, chord melody, miles davis, hybrid picking, 9/8
  • Quartal Harmony

    by Chris Harrington

    Let's take a look at chords stacked in 4ths. Made famous by the late great jazz pianist Bill Evans

    Tags: chords, 4ths, jazz, fingerstyle, wes montgomery, bill evans, quartal harmony, D dorian, fingerpicking, voicings, miles davis, modal, improvisation, harmonization, jazz improvisation, jazz concepts, John Scofield, intervals, chord shapes, chord voicings, jazz vamp, modes, dorian mode, jamming, kind of blue
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Golden Oldies

  • Jazz Swing Lead Lesson

    by Muris Varajic

    It's time to play solos over a jazzy swing backing track.

    Tags: beginner jazz, beginner swing, thumb, fingerstyle, D major, phrases, phrasing, soloing, motif, following the chords, outsides, neighbour notes, passing notes
  • Interval Series - Tritone with Dom7 Chords

    by Pedja Simovic

    This lesson demonstrates usage of Tritone with Dominant 7th chords.

    Tags: Dominant chords, Tritone, Augmented 4th, Diminished 5th, double stops, harmonic intervals, comping, blues, blues chords
  • Jazzy Blues Phrasing

    by Piotr Kaczor

    We'll focus on phrasing, a very important thing which gives flavour to our playing. To build phrases we are going to use vibrato, glissando, arpeggios, full and micro bends, dynamic picking.

    Tags: vibrato, glissando, arpeggios, full and micro bends, dynamic picking, Bb major, Bb major pentatonic, phrases, jazz blues licks
  • Gipsy Jazz

    by Vasilije Vukmirovic

    Short etude containing few typical gipsy jazz phrases and techniques.

    Tags: django, gipsy swing, swing, E Harmonic Minor, sweep picking, economy picking, trills, following the chords, picking, downstrokes, fast arpeggio
  • Jazz Manouche

    by Jad Diab

    An introduction to Jazz manouche. It contains lot of phrases that are typical of the style, and can teach you theory that can be helpful when improving or composing.

    Tags: Jazz manouche, arpeggios, triads, Django Reindhart, nylon strings, picking, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, jazz phrases, jazz improvisation, following the chords, Angello Debarre, Stochelo Rosenberg, Biréli Lagrène, Horizontal arpeggios, Diminished arpeggios played over dominant chords, Bitonal arpeggios, Chromatism
  • Jazz Notes 1: Building Chords

    by Jerry Arcidiacono

    Basic Jazz concepts. An important feature of Jazz is its more complex chord voicings and we will start by looking at different ways of voicing chords from the major scale.

    Tags: voicings, jazz chords, fingerstyle, voicing chords, major scale, tonality, Bb major, major chords, minor 7th chords, dominant chords
  • Jazz Blues Solo

    by Stephane Lucarelli

    Here's a Jazz Blues solo for you to learn with some typical bebop phrasing!

    Tags: Jazz solo, bebop phrasing, Blues Jazz, blues phrasing, improvisation, bebop, Bb Mixolydian, Bb Major, Eb Mixolydian, Bb blues, Bb pentatonic minor
  • Jazz Comping (Jazz/Blues)

    by Ramiro Delforte

    In this lesson we will explore the world of the Jazz Comping.

    Tags: Bb blues, dominant arpeggios, 12 bars blues, chord progression, harmony, comping, jazz rhythm, jazz groove, jazz chords, chords, traditional jazz, jazz standard,
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