An ever expanding library of video guitar lessons in which Stochelo shares his approach to technique, improvisation and rhythm-guitar. If you are a student of gypsy jazz you would probably jump to the chance of having a one-on-one session with Stochelo showing you all the tricks of the trade. And now: this is a real possibility!
Enter the rich and exciting world of jazz harmony. This fascinating piano lesson from one of the greats in contemporary jazz is packed with musical insights, invaluable advice and detailed keyboard technique for players who are starting out in this idiom. All you need is a basic knowledge of the keyboard, and before long you’ll be comping evocative jazz chords and creating lush improvisations.
Jazz guitar is certainly not the easiest style of music to learn how to play, but if you’re already a rock or blues player then you already know more about playing jazz guitar than you might think you do. Jazz (like rock) is rooted in the blues. Understanding the common threads between the styles is the key to making the transition to jazz much easier and quicker. David Becker’s Transitions To Jazz identifies those common threads and shows you how to tweak what you already know into versatile jazz applications, vocabulary and dialects.
Take the ultimate jazz master class with Guitar World columnist Vic Juris and the Vic Juris: All That Jazz DVD. These video lessons teach you everything from Coltrane changes to unusual uses for the minor pentatonic scale, and they including standard notation and tab. With more than 90 minutes of lessons, All That Jazz is guaranteed to improve your jazz-playing skills.
Jazz guitar is a wide open place where innovation, interpretation and experimentation run rampant. All of the rules are meant to be broken and the music is played in the moment. One player's ceiling is another player's floor and you can study the form for years and still be nowhere. All this is why we love it so. Jazz is also a highly subjective art form where beauty clearly is in the "ears" of the beholder. There's much debate amongst players about virtually every quality of Jazz but everyone seems to agree that the best way to learn jazz guitar is to listen and study with a master.
From a guitarist's perspective, Smooth Jazz is more like instrumental rhythm and blues, funk and pop music! It is a vibrant playground of great grooves, sophisticated blues-based harmonies, and lush orchestration - in the tradition of James Brown, Tower of Power, Earth, Wind and Fire and Carlos Santana. It is where jazz, rock, pop, funk, r&b, and Latin styles all come together on the guitar Thus DVD will help you to master this style, extending your knowledge of jazz harmony, blues techniques, funk rhythm skills and a keen, lyrical sense of melody in a variety of tone and amp settings Richard Smith is a session player and recording artist who lives in Los Angeles, California. He is also a Senior Professor and Chair of theStudio/Jazz Guitar department at the University of Southern California.
Jazz guitar is mysterious and intimidating for most players - so many chords, changes, feels and then the capper; you have to improvise over all of it. There's really no shortcut for developing jazz chops, but there is an underlying structure and if you understand that structure, the chops will quickly follow. Jazz Anatomy decodes the structure of jazz guitar revealing a remarkably clear approach for comping, melodic development and improvisation.
A first of its kind, the At a Glance series pairs an instructional DVD lesson taught by a professional guitarist with a supplemental book for a comprehensive learning experience. Each book/DVD features several lessons pertaining to one topic, and the DVD lessons feature on-screen music. The lessons are loaded with valuable tips and information. Jazz Guitar – At a Glance features four lessons: Beginning Jazz Rhythm Guitar, Jazz-Blues Progressions, Beginning ii-V-I licks, and Jazz Phrasing.
At last, Mel Reeves - the country's leading writer & presenter of music tuition videos - has turned his attention to the world of jazz guitar. Whether you are a true jazz fan or simply want to add a little jazz to your armoury of guitar styles you can now learn how to play those cool chords & stunning solos. Special features: Styles, Instrumentals, Theory & Technique sections are in chapters for easy acces and learning. Using Mel's method you really can Play Jazz Guitar Now!