New TrueFire Course: Jazzin’ the Blues Vol. 1

I launched my newest course launched last week called Jazzin’ the Blues Vol. 1. Which in this first volume, I jump start your jazzed blues skills by guiding you through 20 performance studies, each focused on a specific jazz harmonic concept.

The course is organized into 10 sets of lessons. Each set focuses on a specific jazz harmonic approach and each features two solo performance studies. I perform the soloing performance study and then break it down note-for-note explaining the underlying harmonic approach.

You’ll learn how to “jazz up your blues” by playing your way through the course — no tedious theory or boring exercises to struggle through.

All of the performance studies are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can play, loop and/or slow down the tab and notation as you work through the lessons. Plus, all of the backing tracks for you to work with on your own.

Free samples of the course are available online here with an option to purchase the full course.

Also be sure to check out my channel The Jazz Studio for performances video lessons and more.

New TrueFire Foundry Course

Excited to announce my newest Foundry course collaboration with Truefire called 30 Juicy Substitutions for a 2-5-1 Progression. This course focuses on the 2-5-1 progression (ii-V-I) which is found in thousands of jazz standards. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a jazz standard that doesn’t have a 2-5-1 progression somewhere within it. Jazz guitar players need to equip themselves with a massive vocabulary of 2-5-1 substitutions that they can call on to spice up their comping, keep their audience engaged, and provide their vocalists and other soloists in the band with other colors and textures.

Building and getting comfortable with your own 2-5-1 comping vocabulary can take years, but this course will quickly and squarely get you in the game with 30 tasty and very versatile 2-5-1 chord and substitution options.

All of the substitutions are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. All backing tracks are also included for you to work with on your own.

Jazz cat or not this is one that you definitely won’t want to miss. Be sure to check out the free samples online or purchase the full course here.



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