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.



New! Study Online Privately with Frank

I dedicate my life to teaching jazz guitar and am so excited to be working with TrueFire for over 10 years on these breakthrough ways to work with students all over the world. Whether you feel you just need a lesson to get you on track with a study plan or just want to learn a couple of new substitutions, I believe I can help you. TrueFire’s new platform makes it easy for us to communicate and work together!

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Win a Frank Vignola Signature Eastman Guitar

Celebrate the launch of Frank Vignola’s Eastman Signature Guitar by entering this free guitar giveaway courtesy of Eastman and TrueFire! The randomly-selected winner will be announced on July 17th. Follow the instructions below to enter — it’s quick, easy, and free!

Update: The giveaway period has ended. A big thank you to everyone who entered, and Eastman Guitars for their continued support! Be sure to subscribe to my email list for updates on future giveaways and more.

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