Step by Step Courses for Guitar

42 step-by-step courses for guitar players of all levels.

The II – V – I Chord Progression and Connecting the Fretboard

The II V I chord progression is the most common chord progression in Jazz. In order to improvise as a Jazz guitarist you will need to be able to play and play over II V I chord changes in every key.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 6
Teacher: Lloyd English

Altered Chords and Scales

This courses takes a look at altered chords and scales and how you can use those sounds in your own playing.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 10
Teacher: Lloyd English

Just Friends – Chord Melody and Soloing

If you are learning to play jazz guitar, Just Friends is a jazz standard you'll need to learn. This course will help you in creating a chord melody for Just Friends and will also introduce some soloing concepts and ideas.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 9
Teacher: Lloyd English

Harmonic and Melodic Intervals

Soloing with scales and arpeggios is great, but can become stale as your interval leaps can largely remain the same. This course will not only give you some new technical study, but a wealth of new soloing sounds by using harmonic and melodic intervals.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 8
Teacher: Lloyd English

Gypsy Jazz Style Rhythm Playing

This course is a solid introduction for the player that is interested in playing gypsy jazz style chord changes and rhythms. These same chord voicings and rhythms can be applied to traditional jazz guitar playing as well.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 8
Teacher: Aaron Watson

Rhythm Changes for Jazz Guitar

The term rhythm changes refers to the chord changes which originally appeared in George Gershwin's I've Got Rhythm. Hundreds of Jazz standards have used those same changes which are an extremely common improvisational vehicle.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 7
Teacher: Lloyd English

Advanced Jazz Guitar Concepts and Techniques

Introduces guitarists to a progressively polyphonic view of the instrument as the lap piano. Special emphasis on how to build repertoire and play the guitar as a solo instrument or in combos.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 8
Teacher: Lloyd English