New Lessons

NEW LESSONS

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


SAMBA

Samba #1
Play-A-Long
Work on basic samba rhythm pattern for comping, lots of nice chord voicings, and a fun track to play on.

CALL AND RESPONSE

Call And Response G-Blues
Play-A-Long
This is a lot of fun, and something you’re likely to encounter when playing live. Trading solos back and forth, call and response style, is what you get to practice in this lesson on a bright shuffle groove on a simple blues in G.

I LOVE YOU

I Love You
Play-A-Long
Mellow medium swing (130 bpm) version of Cole Porter’s “I Love You”. In this lesson we cover some extended chord voicings that are tonally dense, and very cool!

HOW INSENSITIVE

How Insensitive
Play-A-Long
Lush bossa nova (114 bpm) on the chord changes of the timeless classic “How Insensitive”. You learn a basic 2 bar bossa nova comping pattern, and how to approach using this pattern even when chords change in the middle of it.

BEAUTIFUL LOVE

Beautiful Love
Play-A-Long
Medium bright (188 bpm), pretty open groove version of this timeless jazz standard. Using pedal notes, and playing walking bass from other notes than the root.

F BLUES

F-Blues
Play-A-Long
Medium slow tempoed (130 bpm) blues in the key of F. Practice tracks, some comping tips, and a few tips on using effects.

Pat Martino on “Impressions”

Pat Martino on “Impressions”
Artist Studies
Another eye-opener lesson (studying the lines of Pat Martino will do just that!). We’re picking a part four 8-bar chunks from Pat Martino’s solo on “Impressions” by John Coltrane. Incredibly useful jazz vocabulary that you can build on in your own playing.

FLUID PHRASING – TASTEFUL SWEEPS

Fluid Phrasing – Tasteful Sweeps
✨NEW MAJOR TECHNIQUE COURSE✨
This course will take you from the very basics, with the mechanics of the technique discussed in great detail, to where you start to really integrate the technique in your playing, without even thinking about it

BLUES FOR ALICE

1-Bar Licks For “Blues For Alice”
Jazz Standards
Here are 4 licks on one-bar 2-5’s that works well over the fast modulations in “Blues For Alice”, and of course on any other tune with similar changes.

Soloing On “Blues For Alice”
Jazz Standards
One full chorus of example solo on Charlie Parker’s classic “Blues For Alice”, using among other things the 1-bar licks from the previous lesson, and other scale based and arpeggio based melodic devices.

MAN IN THE MOON

Robben Ford On “Man In The Moon”
Artist Studies
Here’s a technical run trough and harmonic analysis of 4 bars of Robben Ford’s solo on “Man In The Moon”. It’s a good example of the jazzy blues style of Robben Ford, where he’s playing real fluid and elegant lines, that has a slight touch of colorful jazz notes, while still being strongly rooted in the blues.

DIAGONAL ALTERED

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

Diagonal Altered 2
Advanced Soloing Concepts
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
Advanced Soloing Concepts
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.