An introduction to Jazz
As the name suggests, this
course is an introduction to playing jazz guitar for
those who either want to just get started in jazz
guitar, and don't know how, or have already tried but
have become frustrated in making headway.
course gently introduces you to the three main aspects
of jazz guitar:Comping, Soloing and Chord-melody arrangement.
provide you with the foundations to tackle:
Jazzing up a blues, rock
classic, country, folk or other songs.
Performing jazz standards.
Accompanying/comping: chord substitutions and extensions
Soloing: scales, arpeggios and modes.
Chord-melody arrangement: playing the tune and your own
chords at the same time.
Jazz Weekend you need to be able to:
Play a blues solo, even a
Play a Major Scale,
without open strings
Use open chords and basic
barre chords reasonably fluently
Work out a melody either
from standard notation (no matter how slowly), or by ear.
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