Jazz for the Curious Guitarist
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Jazz for the Curious Guitarist

Complete jazz guitar lessons course! Beginner jazz guitar. Music & jazz theory for guitar. Rhythm & solo jazz guitar.
4.5 (220 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
5,583 students enrolled
Created by Dan Dresnok
Last updated 2/2019
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This course includes
  • 11.5 hours on-demand video
  • 43 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to play jazz guitar!
  • Learn how to play & construct any chord that exists.

  • Learn all of the relative modes throughout the fretboard.

  • Learn how to solo using every arpeggio!
  • Extensive music theory to allow you to teach yourself.
  • Guitar basics for beginners or as a refresher.
  • Multiple advanced scales & soloing techniques!
  • Chord progressions & practice jam examples.
  • Use tablature and learn to read music.
  • Learn about altered theory!
Requirements
  • This course is for everyone - including complete beginners!
  • You only need a guitar - any guitar with six strings.
  • We will start at the very beginning.
Description

What Students are saying:

  • 5 stars, "This is an awesome jazz guitar class.  It's simple but you can learn the bones of jazz and it won't make you frustrated."  -Ike H.


  • 5 stars, "This course has totally changed how I see, hear, and play music. If you are a self learner, Dan gives you all the tools necessary to master jazz guitar. He has a very relaxing and calm vibe that I looked forward to before each video."  -Clifford M.


  • 5 stars, "Solid, useful, practical info presented in an engaging, progressive way. Very likable, unpretentious instructor."  -Will O.


  • 5 stars, "I am impressed with the instructor's method. Things are becoming clearer."  -Benjamin C.

  • 5 stars, "Very clear, precise and easy to follow and understand. I definitely recommend - 5 Stars!"  -Brandon J.


Welcome to Jazz for the Curious Guitarist!  If you are ready to finally learn how to play real jazz guitar, then this course is for you.  I will take you from the very beginning to show you the basics of guitar playing through to a high level of jazz in which you'll have knowledge of all chords that exist, basic & advanced scales & arpeggios, rhythm, and music & guitar theory.

I start the course assuming that you don't play guitar at all.  I assume you are a complete beginner.  The first section of the course is all about teaching you the guitar basics to get you ready for the jazz lessons.  Every lesson video in this course has PDF attachments in the additional resources tabs.  Some lessons have multiple attachments.

The next five sections are the jazz lessons.  They are: Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, & Expert sections.  The lessons are cumulative (each lesson builds on the previous lesson.)  We will work extensively on chords, scales, arpeggios, rhythm, music theory, and various jazz concepts.

Any kind of six-string guitar will work well for this course - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, or classical guitar. 

It's well-known that many of the best guitarists in the world are jazz guitarists, so we have a lot of work to do, but I will get you there as quickly as I can!  I know exactly what you need to learn.  I know exactly how to teach you.  

I'm excited that you're here!  The world needs more jazz guitar players. 

This is going to be a lot of fun!  Let's begin.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn jazz guitar.
  • Complete beginner guitar players.
  • Intermediate guitar players.
  • Advanced guitarists.
Course content
Expand all 40 lectures 11:40:05
+ Guitar Basics
8 lectures 02:28:29

Welcome to the course!  Here, we'll discuss the sections of the course and ways to navigate so that you'll get the most out of your experience here.

Preview 06:48

Learn the string names, how to read tab (tablature), and how to find any note on your guitar.

Preview 19:13

Learn all of your open chords including major, minor, 7th, and minor 7th.

Open Chords
14:51

Learn your major & minor barre chords each in two different positions.

Barre Chords - Basic
18:54

Learn your major & minor arpeggios throughout the fretboard.

Arpeggios - Basic
23:07

Learn to count all rhythms in both duple & triple time and learn to tap, strum, and pick using this new skill.

Rhythm Study
28:42

The the most popular scale in jazz - and the world.

Major Scale in C
18:06

Learn the guitar techniques that will make your playing special, such as hammer ons, pull offs, slides, bends, and vibrato.

Techniques
18:48
+ Jazz Beginner
6 lectures 02:13:50

Learn multiple positions of dominant 7, minor 7, major 7, m7b5, and diminished 7th chords.

Types of 7th Chords
29:59

Learn how & what chords work well together in relation to the major scale notes.

Relative Chords
18:24

Learn all of the relative modes, the seven shapes of the major scale that traverse the entire fretboard.  This is a wonderful awakening for your guitar solos.

Relative Modes
19:55

We will expand on our relative chords grid by including the respective 7th chords for each scale degree.

Relative Chords with 7ths
20:47

Learn the extended 7th arpeggios to solo over any 7th chord perfectly.

Arpeggios - 7ths
20:33

Use all of your skills to solo throughout the relative C chords in this tutorial.  Modes, arpeggios, and various chord combinations are fully explored.

Jam - Relative C Chords
24:12
+ Jazz Novice
6 lectures 01:40:09

Learn the variations and positions of 6th and 9th chords.

Types of 6 and 9 Chords
19:12

We continue to expand on our relative chord grid using all extensions to the 9th degree.

Relative Chords to the 9th Extension
16:06

Learn to arpeggiate all variations of 6th and 9th arpeggios to solo over them with perfection.

Arpeggios - 6s and 9s
17:05

Learn the shapes & theory of various chord types, such as sus, add, and slash chords.

Various Types of Chords
15:25

Take a deeper look at the Nashville numbering system and a full workup of the notes for all 12 music keys.

Chord Numbering
17:27

Learn the most common chord change in jazz.

The ii V I Change
14:54
+ Jazz Intermediate
6 lectures 02:06:59

Learn how to decipher notes, scales, and chords using intervals.

Intervals
22:38

Learn the shapes of the remaining extended chords, the 6/9, 11th, and 13th variations and how they work within the relative chord grid.

Relative Chords to the 13th Extension
26:45

Learn to arpeggiate the remaining extended chords to create perfect solos over those chords.

Arpeggios - 6/9, 11, 13
17:12

Learn one of the best-kept secrets of jazz soloing - chord tones.  Also, learn about using dyads to create mini chords within your soloing.

Chord Tones & Dyads
20:04

Learn to read music the traditional way - using the standard notation staff.  I will teach you a simple method to get you reading music for the guitar immediately.

Reading Music
29:02

We will use a cool jazz concept to arrange our scale chords in an interesting way for us to practice soloing all of our arpeggios & scales/modes.

Cycling 4ths
11:18
+ Jazz Advanced
6 lectures 01:31:22

Learn all about altered chords and how & when to use them, as well as a practice jam with altered chords.

Altered Chords
21:23

Learn the arpeggios for altered chords and how to construct them in the moment.

Altered Arpeggios
17:25

Learn the whole tone (or augmented) scale and how & when to use it to solo over altered chords.

Whole Tone Scale
09:34

Learn the most versatile scale for soloing over altered chords - the 7th mode of the melodic minor scale.

Super Locrian Mode
13:23

Learn the diminished scale and how to use it, including all basic diminished theory.

Diminished Scale
15:19

Learn how to add passing diminshed 7th chords chromatically beside any other chord, as well as a great trick for passing 9b5 descending chords.

Passing Dim7 Chords
14:18
+ Jazz Expert
8 lectures 01:39:16

Learn to pass dominant & altered chords chromatically approaching any chord.

Passing Dominant Chords
19:39

Learn about tritone substitution and how to pass a secondary dominant over any chord.

Tritone Substitution & Secondary Dominants
17:36

Get a crash course in major & minor pentatonic scales, then learn how to use them in extreme ways to solo over major, minor, & dominant chords.

Advanced Pentatonics
19:42

Learn how to construct these 8-tone scales (based on the major scale) to access some interesting new tones for a jazzy sound.

Bebop Scales
10:13

Use chords, arpeggios, & scales to play through this progression of jazz chords.

Jazz Progression 1
08:31

Use chords, arpeggios, & scales to play through this progression of jazz chords.

Jazz Progression 2
12:37

Congratulations on completing this course!  Great work, well done!  I will be giving you some final thoughts on what you can do next for playing and listening to jazz.  Thank you for going through this course with me!

Honorable Mention
09:27
Bonus Lecture: Coupons
01:31