Guitar Lessons

Jazz Lessons

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


  • 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
  • Etude No.1 - Melodic Independence

    by Chris Harrington

    Solo guitar with a focus on melodic independence. Allowing the melody to be unaffected by what is happening in the accompaniment. Expect some stretches.

    Tags: acoustic, fingerstyle, Julian Lage, G Harmonic Major, IONIAN b13, melody, accompaniment, chords, voicings, inversions, extended chords, etude, independence etude, independence exercise, modern jazz, soul, melodic lines, arpeggiated chords, fingerpicking
  • La Pompe Rhythm - Django Reinhardt

    by Chris Harrington

    In this lesson we take a look at the unique style of la pompe, which gives gypsy jazz its great drive and energy

    Tags: django reinhardt, gypsy jazz, manouche, la pompe, C major, G major, percussive strumming, swing, chord voicings, chords, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, gypsy jazz phrasing, alternate picking
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