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Morten Faerestrand Jazz Guitar Lessons

Jazz Guitar Lessons With Morten Faerestrand

YOU LEARN

✓ Scales/Chords/Arpeggios
✓ Fingerboard knowledge
✓ Essential jazz vocabulary
✓ Technique
✓ Jazz standards
✓ Advanced comping
✓ Artist studies
✓ Advanced soloing concepts

FEATURES

🎥 Multiple-angle camera productions
🎶 Interactive sheet music
🔊 Backing tracks
🎸 New lessons added regularly

BASICS

THE “BASICS” section will teach you all the fundamental skills you need, step by step, to fully prepare you to go wherever you want with your playing.

ADVANCED

THE “ADVANCED” section is where you really get in depth of things, and start finding your own voice on the guitar.

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FREE LESSONS

Wondering if these lessons are for you? Here are some free lessons you can check out before you decide to sign up:


BASICS

Pentatonics 1 – Position Playing
Scales
Introduction the the scale, and the traditional way of learning it on guitar.

Pentatonics 2 – 2+3 Concept
Scales
The 2+3, or diagonal approach. More musical and practical approach to pentatonics, cover the entire neck with only 2 different scale fingerings.

Arpeggios 101
Arpeggios
Basic explanation of what arpeggios are, and how they are built.


Fast Turning With Half Sweeps
Technique
Introduction and drills to the half sweep approach.

Jazz Chords Voice Leading
Part 1 of the “Jazz Chords Voice Leading” Course, where you will learn to build chords from the ground the “jazz way”, and eventually be able to comp any jazz song directly from reading the sheet music.

ADVANCED

Scott Henderson on “Got A Match”
Artist Studies
Scott Henderson soloing on Chick Corea Electric band’s “Got A Match”

Peace
Jazz Standards
Learn how to solo on the beautiful jazz standard “Piece”

Revelation
Artist Studies
Cool jazzy blues licks by Robben Ford on the song “Revelation”.


Billie’s Bounce
Artist Studies
First chorus of George Benson’s classic solo on “Billie’s Bounce”. Very melodical, bluesy, and cool, and some incredible licks!

Kenny Garrett Licks From “Pursuance”
Great lick from Kenny Garrett that is easy to learn and use, but still very cool.

Essential Jazz Vocabulary 3
Essential Jazz Vocabulary
The simple way of playing the Maj 7 arpeggio diagonally, and then how to use it to create some juicy jazz licks.


Recent Lesson Additions to MortensLessons.com

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New lessons are regularly added to the site, here are the latest ones:

Diagonal Altered 1
Introduction to the concept, learn the basic one octave at the time approach to the altered scale.

Diagonal Altered 2
Get a lot of melodic ideas to get you started, using both arpeggios and scales. Also using the arpeggio up – scale down approach.

Diagonal Altered 3
More melodic ideas. Also learn how to spice up your playing on regular minor chords too, not just dominants, using the very same approach as to altered.

Jazz Comping For Beginners, part 1-10
Chords
Introduction to the jazz way of playing chords, basic jazz comping rhythm, comping alone vs. with rhythm section, and 6 jazz standards.

Soloing On “Blue In Green”
Jazz Standards
In this lesson you learn an etude on the chords of “Blue In Green”, made famous of Miles Davis. The etude is built mainly from arpeggios and scales, and is a more musical way to build a harmonic foundation for your soloing.

All Of You
Jazz Standards
Analysis and melodic examples

John Scofield on “Groove Elation”
Artist Studies
One round of John Scofield’s solo on “Groove Elation” (12 bar blues form). Learn a couple of his super-cool signature melodic devices, really easy to start using in your own soloing!

Alone Together 3
Advanced Comping
Several walking bass variations for the beginning minor 1-2-5 in “Alone Together”, playing chords and walking bass line at the same time.

Pat Martino on “Blue Bossa”
Artist Studies
Classic jazz guitar vocabulary by Pat Martino, scale options for “Blue Bossa”, and how to get that “bright” tonality sound.

All Strings Scale Pattern With Chromatics
Advanced Soloing Concepts
Pattern you can use to make a long line, or as part of other lines.

Alone Together 1
Advanced Comping
Comping the standard “Alone Together” alone in 1-3 feel, most basic version.

Alone Together 2
Advanced Comping
Comping the standard “Alone Together” alone in 1-3 feel, adding on a syncopated chord figure.

Essential Jazz Vocabulary 7
Essential Jazz Vocabulary
Using one melodic device to create both an altered tonality and a lydian dominant tonality.

Arpeggios On Altered Chords
Advanced Soloing Concepts
Here are some nice arpeggio shapes built from the altered tonality.

Scale Pattern On Altered Chords
Advanced Soloing Concepts
Here’s a pretty “chopsy” pattern that uses the altered tonality.

Autumn Leaves
Jazz Standards
DynamicBackingTrack and solo transcription of Autumn Leaves.

Developing Speed 1
Basics, Technique
Introduction to my concept of developing strong technique for soloing, while relating everything we play to the groove.

Kenny Kirkland from “Bring On The Night” (Sting)
Artist Studies
Study of Kenny Kirkland’s solo from the opening track to Sting’s double live CD “Bring On The Night”.

Economy Picking
Basics, Technique
Introduction to the economy picking technique, and some scales and patterns using the technique.

Pentatonics 1 – Position Playing
Basics, Scales
Introduction the the scale, and the traditional way of learning it on guitar.

Pentatonics 2 – 2+3 Concept
Basics, Scales
The 2+3, or diagonal approach. More musical and practical approach to pentatonics, cover the entire neck with only 2 different scale fingerings.

Pentatonics 3 – Root On Each String
Basics, Scales
Another important concept to be able to tie together any position of the pentatonic scale seamlessly.

Scott Henderson on “Got A Match”
Artist Studies
Scott Henderson soloing on Chick Corea Electric band’s “Got A Match”

Larry Carlton on “Room 335″
Artist Studies
The hippest playing from Larry Carlton’s hit tune “Room 335”
Days Of Wine And Roses
Learn to solo on the famous jazz standard Days Of Wine And Roses using the Arpeggio Up – Scale Down concept.

I Could Write A Book
Jazz Standards
Arpeggio up/Scale down is a common concept, and a more musical way of learning to play on changes than just running up and down scales. In this lesson we’re working on the jazz standard I Could Write A Book.

Robben Ford on Revelation
Artist Studies
Cool jazzy blues licks by Robben Ford on the song “Revelation”.

A Child Is Born
Jazz Standards
Harmonic breakdown for soloing tonalities.

Blue Bossa
Jazz Standards
Soloing options for “Blue Bossa”.

Maj 7 – From 1
Arpeggios Drilling
Maj 7 arpeggios from the root, starting on strings 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Maj 7 – from 7
Maj 7 arpeggios from the 7th, starting on strings 1, 2, 3 and 4.

m7 – From 1
Arpeggios Drilling
Minor 7 arpeggios from the root, starting on strings 1, 2, 3 and 4.

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