Online Guitar Courses
Video Course Series: Jazz Comping Mastery
I recently teamed up with a company that sells online guitar courses called Move Forward Guitar. I'm creating a five-part video course series for them on jazz guitar harmony and chord structure. The lesson series, called Jazz Comping Mastery, is a thorough version of a method that I've been teaching and refining for years. It walks through how to learn, practice, and internalize every type of 7th chord all over the guitar, including how to play chord melodies.
In addition to creating these courses with Move Forward Guitar, I also do a monthly YouTube Live Guitar Lesson Q&A with them.
Course #1: Essential Inversion Vocabulary
The first course in the series is done and available for anyone to purchase online. It's called Jazz Comping Mastery 1: Essential Inversion Vocabulary.
To learn more on exactly what this course is about, to watch the trailer, or to preview some of the lessons for free click HERE or on the button below.
COURSE #2: SUPERIMPOSING CHORDS (PART 1)
TITLE:Jazz Comping Mastery 2: Superimposing Chords (Part 1)
ABOUT:Using only the exact chord shapes learned in the first course, I show how we can interpret chords with extensions and alterations such as 9, b9, b5, and #5 chords.
EXPECTED LAUNCH:Late 2018
COURSE #3: ADVANCED INVERSION VOCABULARY
TITLE:Jazz Comping Mastery 3: Advanced Inversion Vocabulary
ABOUT:Course #1 covered the five basic types of 7th chords: Major 7, Dominant 7, Minor 7, Half-Diminished, and Diminished 7
In this course we cover the rest of the chord shapes that we'll ever need, learning more advanced chord types with alterations such as Major 7 #11 and Dominant 7 sus4.
COURSE #4: SUPERIMPOSING CHORDS (PART 2)
TITLE:Jazz Comping Mastery 4: Superimposing Chords (Part 2)
ABOUT:Almost every chord shape can be interpreted as multiple types of chords depending on what the root is. In this course we use the exact chord shapes we learned in Course #3 to complete our understanding of how to interpret any chord type imaginable.
COURSE #5: CHORD MELODIES
TITLE:Jazz Comping Mastery 5: Chord Melodies
ABOUT:Everything in this video course series is fun and useful on its own, but getting to play chord melodies is the exciting grand finale! Chord melody playing is a much sought after style of jazz guitar where one harmonizes each note of a melodic line with a chord, famously done by guitar masters like Wes Montgomery.
After learning all the chord forms from Courses 1-4, creating chord melodies is a simple, natural, and logical next step. In this course I show exactly how to create chord melodies in a systematic way for any melody or tune.
Once understanding how to play chord melodies through this process, creating solo guitar arrangements of jazz tunes becomes accessible as well.
FUTURE ONLINE VIDEO COURSES FOR GUITAR
I'm looking forward to creating more instructional video courses after I complete this series. Some of them include Fundamentals of Guitar Technique, Ear Training for Guitarists, Intro to Guitar Improvisation, Practical Theory for Classical Guitarists, and many more. If there are any particular topics that you'd like to see courses for, please let me know.