Playing & Understanding Jazz Guitar (DVD)


Brand Mel Bay

Jazz is one of the most challenging and satisfying styles of music you can play on the guitar. This video lesson presents a very clear and thorough introduction to jazz guitar. You will study all the licks, chords, scales and theory that you will need to know to get started.

In this 75 minute lesson, Fred Sokolow shows you:

Chord construction and chord types, including inversions and diminished chords

Scalewise progressions and how to use them

Circle-of-fifths progressions and how to play and recognize them

Chord comping, chord soloing and playing single-note solos to standards like I Got Rhythm, Honeysuckle Rose and Watch What Happens

How to improvise solos using scales and chord-based licks

How to solo over II-V-I standard changes