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  • Stepping Stones - The Basics of Jazz Guitar

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    A series of 9 newly created Video lessons only available in this bundle. The lessons include the following topics:

    1. The Major Scale
    2. The Harmonic Minor Scale
    3. The Melodic Minor Scale
    4. The Diminished Scale
    5. The Whole Tone Scale
    6. Modes
    7. Chords
    8. Ear Training
    9. Tun...

  • The Artists Bundle

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    Lessons inspired by the great masters who performed them. Including Benson, Martino and Grant Green.

  • The Essential Lesson Bundle

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    A great series of lessons designed to give you a strong set of fundamental skills.

  • Comping Lessons Bundle

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    Six fantastic lessons designed to take your comping to the next level. Discounted to 10.00 per lesson.

  • Joe Pass Solo Guitar Style - Topic Driven

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    Spend an hour with me as I go through the standard tune the Days of Wine and Roses while discussing some of the things that Joe Pass routinely did on tunes. Dominant Approach, Chromatic Approach, diminished movement, and playing in time are just some of the topics covered. The 14 page PDF include...

  • Playing Outside - Topic Driven

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    By request, an hour long lesson on playing outside! The 23 page PDF is full of both melodic and chordal examples of some of my methods of playing outside. Those methods include reharmonization, intervallic playing and complete manipulation of the given harmony. For those of you interested in some...

  • Slash Chord Harmony - Topic Driven

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    In this video, I discuss every possibility of major triads over alternate bass notes. Examples would be E/Bb or D/Bb. For those of you who have trouble understanding how to treat these types of chords, this lesson is for you. A great PDF with full explanations of all of the theory is included in ...

  • Killer Comping - Topic Driven

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    I received a great email from a fellow guitar player who thought that the comping I was doing with Larry Coryell on the Have You Met Miss Jones video was killer! In this lesson I go through some of the techniques that I use when accompanying one person. Lots of information that I'm sure you'll en...

  • Static Chord Blues Playing - Topic Driven

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    In this lesson I demonstrate how to use blues language mixed in with linear playing on a static G7 chord. It began as a purely blues lesson but morphed into a lesson on ways of improvising on a simple one chord groove. I touch on many topics including pentatonics, blues, triad pairs, diminished a...

  • Harmonizing Solos - Topic Driven

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    A great lesson on harmonizing your single lines with chords while improvising. The included PDF contains two "etudes" to get you going. I used Blues and Four on Six as examples.

  • An Insiders Look at Voicings and Comping - Topic Driven

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    In this lesson I systematically show you how to generate all of the inversions for any 4 part chord. Nothing has done more for my chordal fretboard knowledge and comping than this method has. I have also transcribed three choruses of comping on "The Days of Wine and Roses" and recorded the audio ...

  • Soloing Without Accompaniment - Topic Driven

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    In this lesson I use the tune It Could Happen to You to demonstrate how to solo when you are the only instrument. This happens all of the time when accompanying a singer or horn player in a duet situation. A great lesson with a fully transcribed two chorus example.

  • Soloing Using the Melody - Topic Driven

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    Who needs chord scale relationships?! In this lesson I show you how to use the overall shape of the melody to create interesting improvisations. I also talk about guide tone lines as well as some eye opening tips on how to look at your chord progressions in a completely different way. You're goin...

  • Dominant Chord Study - Topic Driven

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    In this lesson I discuss the two types of dominant chords we deal with in jazz tunes, resolving and non resolving. I keep the discussion two the modes of melodic minor but discuss various reharmonizations, and give you 7 pages of melodic and chordal examples. Another essential lesson for understa...

  • Comping on Turnarounds - Topic Driven

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    A very often requested topic! In this 40 minute lesson I show you my techniques of bringing the boring I-VI-II-V to life! Topics include the "one note method", the "chromatic scale method" tritone subs and III for I. I also discuss turnarounds in minor as well as the turnaround to the ii-7 chord.

  • Re-Targeting II-V's - Topic Driven

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    Learn how I take II-V's from different key areas and superimpose them over traditional II-V's. Pretty cool:) A lot of this material I learned from the Bill Evans arrangement of "I Hear a Rhapsody" but it sounds amazing on any tune! All examples presented in both tab and notation. Another must hav...

  • Modern Comping Techniques - Topic Driven

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    In this lesson I demonstrate how to generate 3 part voicings in 4ths and 5ths in all of it's inversions. I also show you how to fully harmonize the "So What" chord. Two transcribed sections of the lesson explain comping in a modal situation and using these structures in a guitar trio setting.

  • 4 Modes of Melodic Minor - Topic Driven

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    In this lesson, I show you the modes of melodic minor I use most often. These modes unlock some of the most common chords we find in traditional and modern harmony. There are many transcribed lines in both notation and tab as well as some insight as to how to use the triad pairs derived from thes...

  • Pentatonics - Topic Driven

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    In this lesson I show you how to use 4 different pentatonic scales on everything from modal tunes in minor to advanced jazz harmony. The pentatonics derived from melodic minor can be used on all harmony constructed from melodic minor! This would include altered dominants, major 7#5 chords, susb9 ...

  • The Augmented Scale - Topic Driven

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    In this lesson I use Wayne Shorter's JuJu to discuss the augmented scale. The included pdf contains numerous examples of lines derived from this powerful hexatonic scale. There is also a discussion on how to use these ideas on six different chord types. I also use the more common standard "A Trai...

  • Comping on the Blues - Topic Driven

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    This entire 40 minute lesson deals with some of my methods for creating interesting comping on the blues. I discuss tritones, back-cycling voicings in 4ths, countdown changes and using melody as the most import feature of a well played accompaniment.

  • Linear Turnaround Secrets - Topic Driven

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    Linear Turnaround Secrets. In this lesson I demonstrate how to use basic dom7b9 language to create interesting lines over turnarounds. I then apply the material to "rhythm changes".

  • The Diminished Scale - Topic Driven

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    Grab a cup of coffee and begin a journey into the depths of the diminished scale! This lesson has everything, analysis, chords, scales, triads, lines, different methods of usage and most importantly, how to use the diminished scale melodically rather than with patterns. The most information packe...

  • Comping on Sandu - Topic Driven

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    I love this lesson. Great examples abound along with a 3 chorus etude that you can play along with. Topics include harmonizing ascending and descending bass lines, chromaticism, turnarounds, three note voicings and much more. These concepts are ideal for Sandu but will work on any blues!

  • Giant Steps as a Substitution - Topic Driven

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    In this lesson I use John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" and "Countdown" as substitutions on Blues, Rhythm Changes and Miles Mode ( a modal tune in B minor). There is lots of transcribed material in tab and notation as well as a discussion on how to use this idea in other situations. This is one of the...

  • Comping on Rhythm Changes - Essential

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    In this 45 minute lesson, I go through the entire form of rhythm changes and discuss ways of creating interesting voicings and drastically improve your comping. I've included a 5 page PDF and a midi file that you can use to practice the one chorus etude I have provided. A really fantastic lesson ...

  • Walking Bass Lines - Topic Driven

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    In this 30 minute lesson I show you several different methods I use to create walking bass lines while comping. The 5 page PDF contains 4 choruses of blues and 1 chorus of rhythm changes, completely transcribed in notation and tab. A great lesson on balance, swing and time feel!

  • Intros and Endings - Topic Driven

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    In this lesson I discuss ways of creating intros and endings. Although I have provided plenty of transcribed examples, the main focus of the lesson is to teach you to be able to create interesting intros and endings on any tune. I also discuss some of the most common (quick and easy) endings that...

  • Sunny (Pat Martino) - Tune Based

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    One of my favorite Pat Martino tracks! This lesson is all about 16th notes and the challenge of creating lengthy compelling lines on a very basic chord progression. Included are fantastic notated examples for you to practice and learn from. I describe how guitarists like Pat and Joe Pass see the ...

  • How to Play Ballads (Misty) - Topic Driven

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    In this lesson I discuss how to conceptualize ballads, and how to avoid the major pitfalls that frequently occur when playing at very slow tempos. I discuss the rhythmic components as well negotiating such a "large" quarter note. This lessons includes many examples in both notation and tab and fe...

  • Witchcraft - Tune Based

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    In this lesson I walk you through the tune and discuss all of the harmony as well as some potential reharmonizations. Topics include the biii diminished chord, the I diminished chord, chromatic II-V's, turnarounds and much more. The fully notated PDF comes with great chordal and linear examples.

  • Alone Together - Tune Based

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    In this lesson I show you simple but effective ways of creating variation on turnarounds in minor and how to approach this tune modally as well as functionally. I discuss the harmony utilizing basic theoretic principles as well as more advanced concepts like the augmented scale, diminished scale ...

  • Chega De Saudade - Tune Based

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    What an amazing tune! I cover many topics including the dominant 7 built of the II, both ways of looking at a diminished chord, the harmonic minor and altered sounds on dominant chords and tons more. 22 pages of linear and chordal example are included on the PDF.

  • There Will Never Be Another You - Tune Based

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    One of the most important standard tunes, There Will Never be Another You contains almost all of the common chord progressions found in jazz tunes. I walk you through the tune from beginning to end and discuss chord scale relationships as well as give you pages of comping examples. The 18 page PD...

  • Autumn Leaves - Tune Based

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    In this fantastic lesson I discuss the major and minor II-V as well as Lydian b7, the tritone substitution, chromatic II-V's, and provide a fully transcribed chorus of comping. The total PDF size is 13 pages in both notation and tab!

  • Love For Sale - Tune Based

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    What an amazing lesson. I fulfilled users requests to show the comping to my solo on the final performance of the lesson.14 pages of amazing chordal and linear material packed into this 1 hour lesson. You are going to love it!

  • Blues in F - Tune Based

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    Here it is:) A full transcription of my improvised solo on F blues. I also added a 15 minute intro segment to provide an overview of the chord scale relationships and reharmonization techniques used. Am amazing lesson!!

  • Along Came Betty - Tune Based

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    Man, chromatic II-V's, the "Benny Golson" progression, a beautiful melody and minor ii-V's! A challenging tune but I've broken it down for you! Many chordal and linear examples on the 15 page PDF.

  • Giant Steps - Tune Based

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    In this lesson I begin with a thorough explanation of the tune and it's unusual harmony. Included in the PDF are 13 pages of lines and comping examples. This lesson will teach you how to master this must know chord progression!

  • Yesterdays - Tune Based

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    One of my favorite minor tunes! There are some great opportunities for reharmonization as well as a chance to work on your dominant cycle progression. Great examples of comping and improvising are included in the 10 page PDF.

  • Mr. PC - Tune Based

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    In this 40 minute lesson I take a step by step look at C minor blues. Topics include comping, line playing, dominant approach, Oliver Nelson chord progression and much more. Includes 9 page PDF in notation and tab.

  • Fee Fi Fo Fum (Wayne Shorter) - Tune Based

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    What a great lesson on navigating through modern harmony! Although there is plenty of conventional chord movement, there are a few tricky spots where your knowledge of diatonic 7th chords and secondary dominants is not that useful. Learn how I divide the neck and gain fluidity when moving through...

  • If I Should Lose You - Tune Based

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    A great lesson on one of my favorite tunes. Although a fairly basic song, the diminished approach chords can be a little tricky. I discuss two different ways of dealing with the diminished chord and talk about turnarounds and lydian b7.

  • Airegin (Sonny Rollins) - Tune Based

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    In this lesson I look at one of Sonny Rollins's most popular tunes. Airegin is part minor blues and part major II-V madness! I show you how to use the dominant approach to keep the static minor harmony moving and how to overcome the temptation of just using sequenced ideas on the chromatic II-V's...

  • Minor League (Grant Green) - Tune Based

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    In this lesson I take a look at Duke Pearson's tune Minor League. I love this tune, the melody is so well constructed! The lesson features 12 pages of amazing hard bop language with a fully transcribed 6 chorus solo! Great comping examples as well in this amazing PDF document. Take command of you...

  • My Favorite Things - Tune Based

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    In this lesson I discuss one of the most popular jazz waltzes. I cover modal playing and the use of pentatonics on both Major and Minor chords. Triad pairs are also discussed in regards to modal playing. Great linear and chordal examples in this 30 minute lesson. 10 page PDF included in both nota...

  • Donna Lee - Tune Based

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    In this lesson I take a close look at Charlie Parker's classic bebop head Donna Lee. I explore the ways that he would delay resolutions of his bebop lines in order to make them sound less "practiced". This lesson features 10 pages of notated examples featuring the augmented scale, diminished scal...

  • Isn't She Lovely - Tune Based

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    A great lesson on one of Stevie Wonder's most famous tunes. I use the Bireli Lagréne and Sylvain Luc arrangement as the basis of the lesson. Great chordal and linear examples on the PDF! Really awesome lesson!

  • Dolphin Dance - Tune Based

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    One of the great Herbie Hancock tunes. In this 50 minute lesson, I take a detailed look at each segment of the harmony. This is a great chance to work on your modal playing as there isn't much in the way of traditional ii-V language. I discuss derived pentatonics, major triads from the diminished...

  • Secret Love - Tune Based

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    This is an amazing lesson! I planned to do a half an hour lesson on Secret Love but ended discussing some of my more modern ways of playing over static harmony. I speak about turnarounds and chromatic II-V's but also spend a large amount of time showing you ways to deal with the F-7 chord that ca...

  • Inner Urge - Tune Based

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    A monster of a tune by Joe Henderson. In this lesson I talk about triad pairs, melodic minor, pentatonic b6 and the minor 6 pentatonic. The PDF contains great examples of all the topics mentioned. A really great lesson on a modern modal tune.

  • Groovin' High (Dizzy Gillespie) - Tune Based

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    An amazing lesson. Turnarounds, the I diminished, chromatic II-V's, tons of linear and chordal examples. You will love the 50 minute lesson on Dizzy Gillespie's amazing tune Groovin' High.

  • Have You Met Miss Jones - Tune Based

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    In this video I look at several ways of dealing with the #I Diminished chord and how to create interesting variations on the A section harmony. The bridge is very interesting with key centers based on an augmented triad.I show you effective ways of practicing this challenging section of the tune.

  • Cherokee - Tune Based

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    In this lesson I walk you through each step of the harmony and provide both linear and chordal examples in notation and tab. Topics include the I diminished chord, tri-tone subs, chromaticism, and the augmented and diminished scales. Chord lovers will enjoy the one chorus etude provided!

  • Invitation - Tune Based

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    In this lesson I discuss a modal approach to playing these chord changes. I show you how to weave the the bridge section by connecting chord scales in a stepwise manner. Other topics include the diminished scale, tritone subs, triad pairs and voicings in 4ths. Included are 15 pages of PDF materia...

  • You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To - Tune Based

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    In this 40 minute lesson, I discuss this wonderful Cole Porter classic in great detail. I teach you numerous substitutions, look at minor ii-v's, talk about triadic playing and give many chordal and linear examples in both notation and tab. The 11 page PDF will guide you through the video lesson ...

  • Wave - Tune Based

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    In this lesson I discuss in great detail one of the most popular bossa nova's ever played. There are several parts of the tune that can be quite tricky, I simplify those by demonstrating ways of dealing with the diminished chord and the different types of dominant chords that are found within thi...

  • How High the Moon - Tune Based

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    In this lesson I discuss traditional and modern approaches to the standard tune How High the Moon. Many topics including delaying the V7 resolution to the I, triad pairs, diminished I chords and the tritone scale are covered in depth. This lesson has something for everyone! Many examples includin...

  • How Insensitive - Tune Based

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    In this lesson I break down all of the harmony section by section. I discuss the bIII and bII diminished chords in detail and give you 12 pages of transcribed lines to practice. Other topics include triad pairs and the tri-tone substitution. Another information packed lesson!

  • Just Friends - Tune Based

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    In this 30 minute lesson I break down Just Friends chord by chord while paying special attention to the bIII diminished chord. Most of us use the Ab-7 Db7 change, but the diminished can be a lot of fun. Tons of chordal and linear examples including a 9 page PDF in notation and tab.

  • Weekend in LA (Benson) - Tune Based

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    This is an amazing lesson! I cover a huge amount of material all transcribed in notation and tab. Subjects include playing melodically, playing over static harmony ie: A-7/D, and also, some great chordal examples. I teach you how to anticipate chord changes to give your ideas a less scholastic so...

  • All The Things You Are - Tune Based

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    This lesson is all about chords and comping! The 15 page PDF contains many examples and also includes a 2 chorus etude that you can play along with me. I cover many techniques of substitution as well as show you efficient ways of using chromaticism, pedal points, the tritone sub and the I diminis...

  • Bye Bye Blackbird - Tune Based

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    In this lesson I walk you through all of the changes to this great tune. Included is the most thorough PDF I have created. It contains an equal amount of both linear and chordal examples. I discuss turnarounds in major and to the II chord, tri-tone substitutions, the diminished chord and much more.

  • Summertime - Tune Based

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    In this lesson I discuss one of the most common standard standard tunes "Summertime". I walk you through many interesting substitutions and have include the most exhaustive pdf material to date. Enjoy the lesson!

  • Blues for Alice - Tune Based

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    A fantastic lessons for jazz guitarists of all levels. I take you through Bird's chord progression and then show you how to utilize melodic fragments from the melody to build vocabulary. I fully discuss retargeting II-V material on the last 4 measures of the blues, this is sure to inspire you to ...

  • Four on Six - Tune Based

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    A great lesson on the classic Wes Montgomery tune Four on Six. 13 pages of transcribed chordal and linear examples. I walk you through the entire tune from beginning to end. PDF in notation and tab.

  • Beatrice - Tune Based

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    I love this tune! In this lesson I discuss several ways of dealing with Major 7th chords including triad pairs, pentatonics and the relative minor. Many examples have been transcribed including a 6 chorus solo.

  • This Masquerade (Benson) - Tune Based

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    An amazing lesson! I utilized a new camera which allows me to get close ups of my guitar neck, it looks great in HD! The PDF comes with over 15 pages of great lines. Blues, II-V's, dorian lines, lydian b7, this lesson is fantastic!

  • Moanin' - Tune Based

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    The Bobby Timmons classic hard bop tune. Tons of linear material on the pdf.

  • You Don't Know What Love Is - Tune Based

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    One of my favorite tunes to play. In this lesson, I take an in depth look at the tune from beginning to end discuss topics like the tritone substitution, the I diminished chord, chromaticism, chord scale relationships and much more. I also have notated many comping ideas in the included 10 page P...

  • Sugar - Tune Based

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    In this lesson I show you how to utilize hip blues language over typical jazz chord changes. I also dig harmonically deeper and show you interesting ways of dealing with this soulful tune.

  • Affirmation - Tune Based

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    What an awesome lesson! I have transcribed dozens of killing George Benson smooth/groove/blues style lines. I also show you ways of incorporating more traditional jazz harmonic approaches to this deceptively simple tune.

  • The Girl from Ipanema - Tune Based

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    One of the most important Bossa Novas to have in your repertoire! I go through the tune in it's entirety and discuss some very nice reharmonizations, dominant approach, and the augmented scale. A large amount of transcribed chordal and linear material as well as full transcription of my performan...

  • The Song is You - Tune Based

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    If the diminished chord has been giving you trouble, you must check out this lesson! I show you how to use the diminished scale on diminished chords and the auxiliary diminished scale on dominants. I discuss ways of making diminished ideas sound less like patterns and more like melodies. I also d...

  • Cisco (Pat Martino) - Tune Based

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    This lesson has everything! Altered dominants, diminished lines, augmented scale lines and blues. I've also included the bebop scale and how to utilize the major triads in the diminished scale. 11 pages of transcribed examples in notation and tab!

  • Stella by Starlight - Tune Based

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    In this lesson I go through ways of dealing with this amazing tune. Topics include reharmonization, chromatic substitution, the Major7#5 chord, hip voicings and the diminished scale. Much more included in the fully transcribed PDF in notation and tab. This is one of best PDF's I've put together t...

  • Barry's Basics - Essential

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    In this lesson I describe my method of looking at the guitar and show you what I believe is a unique and beneficial way of developing a deep understanding of the instrument and its application to jazz. Topics include:

    Creating Drop 2's
    Creating Drop 3's
    Understanding extensions and their a...

  • The Secret Jazz Chord - Essential

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    Without question the idea of the "Secret Jazz Chord" has helped me more than anything to gain fretboard mastery and harmonic confidence. The basis of the idea is simple, I explain it thoroughly by breaking it down into three steps. This is an update to a previous lesson I had done but felt compel...

  • Major II-V's - Essential

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    In this essential lesson, I discuss the major II-V utilizing both chordal and linear examples. I have provided the exercises that gave me a great foundation during my earlier years. This material became apparent to me during the period of my life when I was transcribing a lot of Charlie Parker so...

  • Barry's Scale Syllabus - Essential

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    In this lesson, I systematically go through the modes I use most often when improvising. They would include major, dorian, mixolydian, locrian, locrian#2, phrygian augmented, diminished, lydian b7 and the altered scale. There is much more in the 45 minute lesson. Includes 12 pages of musical exam...

  • Time Feel - Essential

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    In this lesson I show you some exercises and methods of developing good time feel. I discuss articulation, shaping phrases with volume and the very the important concept of laying back. I also spend time analyzing where the 8th notes line up by using Ableton live. This is demonstrated at varying ...

  • The Right Hand - Essental

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    In this lesson I discuss in length my thought process and physiology of the picking hand. I discuss my use of a metronome and at the end of the lesson I give you a lengthy birds eye view of my picking hand. I've also included a transcription of me playing Cherokee. One of the most requested lesso...

  • The Guide to Transcription - Essential

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    This is a must have lesson! I had a request to demonstrate turning transcribed material into musical solos. The lesson does that but it also contains the methodology I use to transform a single line into many permutations and how to use that line over more than one chord type. I have transcribed ...

  • A Study in Minor II-V's - Essential

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    In this lesson I discuss the way I approach the minor II-V. I use Dizzy Gillespie's tune Woody'n You as a vehicle for all of the demonstrations. Topics include thinking of the -7b5 chord a s a minor 6, and the usage of pentatonics and the melodic minor scale. This is an eye opening lesson, the ma...

  • Line Connections (Moments Notice) - Essential

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    In this lesson I discuss my methods of connecting lines through chord changes. I show you how I visualize the linear material over chord forms and how I see the connections from one position to another. After laying the groundwork for these concepts, I use the John Coltrane tune “Moments Notice” ...

  • Chord Scale Relationships - Essential

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    In this lesson, I discuss in great length the primary chord scales I use when dissecting tunes for analysis. This lesson contains almost 8 pages of transcribed material with time stamps to help you navigate the lesson. PDF in both Notation and Tab.

  • Tension Awareness - Essential

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    I know a lot of us have problems trying to decipher which extensions to use on a given tune or chord progression. I found a surprisingly easy way to determine the "correct" extension choices in any given situation. I have used the tunes There is No Greater Love, The Days of Wine and Roses, and Al...

  • Back Cycling - Essential

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    One of the most requested lessons is here! I discuss my methods of using back cycling as a tool for comping, improvising and chord melody arrangements. This lesson contains almost 6 pages of transcribed material with time stamps to help you navigate the lesson. PDF in both Notation and Tab.

  • Five Position Study - Essential

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    In this lesson I walk you through 5 positions on the guitar and give you my favorite chord voicings on the standard tune There Will Never be Another You. I have also included a chord etude completely transcribed for you to practice the voicings. An essential lesson for all jazz guitarists.

  • But Beautiful - Chord Melody

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    This is such a great tune for a chord melody arrangement. I demonstrate a bunch of awesome reharmonization techniques, and walk you through the tune from top to bottom. A Full transcription of the arrangement is included on the PDF.

  • Body and Soul - Chord Melody

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    Join me in this 45 minute lesson as I discuss all of the methods of harmonization used in the arrangement. I discuss each and every chord and also address chord scale relationships. Include on the PDF is the full arrangement and some practice exercises for generating reharmonizations. PDF is in b...

  • Angel Eyes - Chord Melody

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    One of my favorite ballads. Turnarounds in minor, contrary motion and some nice reharm techniques. Full arrangement in notation and tab.

  • Tenderly - Chord Melody

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    This is a wonderful arrangement of the Walter Gross composition Tenderly. I have notated the entire arrangement in notation and tab and throughly discuss all of the techniques and harmonizations used from the first note to the last. I know you'll enjoy performing this on gigs and for friends and ...

  • Round Midnight - Chord Melody

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    One of the most important jazz ballads ever composed. I have taken Monk's composition and arranged it for guitar. I have made it very playable while sticking closely to Monk's original chord changes. This is one of those tunes that gets played "incorrectly" very often, I have taken the time to li...

  • Pure Imagination - Chord Melody

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    One of my favorite tunes of all time. It works so well as a chord melody. The lesson includes a discussion of all the harmonization techniques and chord voicings used. The included PDF contains the full arrangement in both standard notation and tab.

  • In a Sentimental Mood - Chord Melody

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    In this lesson I go through the arrangement from beginning to end, describing all of the techniques used. I also show you alternate techniques and how to utilize these chordal ideas any other tunes. I am teaching you how to create your own arrangements, not just memorize one from a book. I think ...

  • What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life - Chord Melody

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    Another one of my favorite ballads presented in chord melody format. Extensive use of the minor cliche and an incredible melody make this a great arrangement for your repertoire. PDF of the arrangement included with the download.

  • My Funny Valentine - Chord Melody

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    In this lesson I walk you through each measure of the tune and discuss all of the harmonization methods used for the arrangement. I love the use of open 3 note voicings and putting the minor cliche in the bass! Enjoy the preview and get the lesson with the arrangement fully notated in notation an...

  • Peace - Chord Melody

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    In honor of the amazing pianist and composer Horace Silver. Full arrangement on the included pdf in both tab and notation.

  • Darn That Dream - Chord Melody

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    In this lesson I show you all of the methods I used to create the chord melody arrangement. voicings in 4ths, counterpoint and reharmonization techniques are clearly explained. The arrangement has been fully notated in both notation and tab.