Alone Together Study Guide

Step-by-step course to playing Alone Together with authenticity and without spending all your time practicing.


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Fully engaging multimedia lessons provide endless learning & enjoyment.

Download and jam to all the audio examples and backings tracks for each course.

Courses are filmed to give you the best experience in the practice room.

Have a question or need help? Matt will provide feedback to you 7 days a week.

Matt’s proven practice strategies are guaranteed to increase the level of your playing.

 

“When I listen to Jim Hall or Ed Bickert play Alone Together it sounds so effortless and creative. When I play, I get lost in the form and skate over the chord changes. I’m ready to play this tune with confidence and solid vocabulary!”


This is why you’re stuck and not seeing results:


Dipping your toes into Alone Together, or other odd-form standards, but never solidifying the chord progression or form in your playing.


Sound familiar? Learning to play Alone Together can be a challenging experience, especially if you don’t have an organized, proven method of study to guide you.


Have you had any of these common Alone Together learning experiences?


You start to learn the song but get lost and confused with the progression. Wait, are there 14 bars in the first section? What?!


You can solo over Alone Together with the minor blues scale but haven’t explored modes, guide tones, outlines, or arpeggios over this tune.


You have a handful of go-to chord shapes that you use for every chord change, you’re tired of playing the same old chords.


Over the past 25 years, I've played over 2500 gigs, taught over 8000 private lessons, and given workshops all over the world to guitarists of all levels.


I’ve found that many online courses and teachers overcomplicate jazz standards, making it difficult to learn with boring exercises that produce exactly zero results.


This is 100% not the case with the Alone Together Study Guide.


In this course, I walk you step-by-step through my proven learning method guaranteed to teach you authentic Alone Together skills and concepts.


With the Alone Together Study Guide, you benefit from my over 25 years of jazz guitar experience, so you know exactly what to practice for immediate results.

 

3 Ways the Alone Together Study Guide Improves Your Playing:


1. Solo and Comp Over This Odd-Form Standard With Confidence - Not only do you learn essential soloing and chord vocabulary, you build your skills and confidence when outlining this odd-form standard.

2. Develop Rock Solid Minor ii-V-I Vocabulary - Build your short and long minor ii-V-I soloing chops with these fun and essential workouts for jazz guitar.

3. Learn a Full Ed Bickert Chord/Single Note Solo - Dig into Ed’s signature soloing, rhythmic, and chordal approach to jazz guitar as you learn a Bickert inspired solo over Alone Together.

"Matt’s courses have given me many skills and tools to apply in my guitar playing…"


"His superb lessons are fun, engaging and concepts are very well explained and demonstrated. I am a more confident and skilled guitarist because of Matt’s lessons!"

- Kathleen

Here's a Sneak Peek

How many bars are in Alone Together? What’s are those funny-sounding chords in bar 9? What is going on in the A sections? Answers to these questions and more are in this chapter.

Learn the two most important notes in jazz guitar as you outline the chord progression with these fun and inventive chords.

Add new color to your comping over Alone Together as you dig into these easy to play and essential jazz chord shapes.

Alone Together isn’t a blues song, but the blues is an essential part of any solid Alone Together solo. Dig into blues scale skills and techniques as you level up your Alone Together improvisations.

Know the exact modes and arpeggio shapes to authentically outline every chord change in Alone Together when soloing.

No more guessing where you are in the tune, what chord you’re soloing over, or where you are within any section. Nail the form every time with these fun and creative workouts.

Build your minor ii-V-I chord and soloing vocabulary as you learn this classic jazz standard.

 

How to Get the Most from the Alone Together Study Guide


1. Follow the curriculum order - Start with the introduction, learn how the course works, then jump in and practice the chapters in order. All lessons are presented in sequential order to make practicing fun and easy.

2. Practice at your own pace - As you finish any section, click “complete and continue” to mark your progress. Then, play at your own pace. You have lifetime access to this course, so there’s no rush at all. Take your time and work at the best pace to fit your schedule.

3. Coaching from Matt - As you work through this course, post questions in the comment boxes below any exercise or in the chat bubble in the bottom right of any screen if you get stuck. I’m happy to answer your questions and give constructive, positive feedback. You can also post an unlisted YouTube video in the comments for feedback on your playing.

 

How YOU Benefit from Matt’s Teaching Method

This is how Matt's proven teaching method makes you the best guitarist you can be.

 

Who is this Course For?


This course is for guitarists looking to increase your jazz guitar skills by learning the exact concepts legendary players use on this tune.


It's for guitarists who:

  • Love jazz guitar but haven’t studied Alone Together.
  • Are ready to improve their odd-form jazz standard skills now.
  • Have tried playing Alone Together but never sounded “authentic.”
  • Want to stop wasting time with boring exercises that go nowhere.
  • Want to learn how jazz greats build solos and comp on Alone Together.


I've been studying, teaching, and playing Alone Together for 25 years and I still find new ways to play this exciting standard.

I want to share with you everything I've learned about how to play authentic jazz guitar so you can reach your musical goals quickly.

 

Who is this Course NOT For?


As your Alone Together guide, my job is to keep this course positive, encouraging, and welcoming for EVERY guitarist who joins. That’s why this course isn’t for you if…

  • You’re looking for a “Guitar God quick” fix. There’s no such thing as an overnight guitarist. This program is about building a long-term relationship with the guitar that leads with enjoyment and real growth – not hype or impossible promises.

  • You’re not a team player. This isn’t American Idol for guitar, it’s not a competition. The MWG Community is a safe environment for new and experienced guitarists to support and learn from each other. This is for team players who encourage growth in their fellow guitarists – not trolls who heckle their peers.

  • You’re a negative Nelly. If you like to complain, tear down, or argue with other guitarists just for the sake of it, this program isn’t for you. We’re about encouragement, welcoming new players, and positive, constructive feedback. No negative energy or comments allowed in this program.

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What You Get - Breakdown with Price


  • Lifetime Access to Alone Together Guide ($30 Value)
  • Matt’s Proven Practice Strategy to reach your guitar goals. ($200 Value)
  • Feedback and Coaching from Matt 7 days a week. ($500 Value)
  • And More!

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    The Total Value of This Course and Bonuses Is Over $730


    If you have the desire to learn jazz guitar, then you can reach your musical goals with the Alone Together Study Guide.


    And, I don’t want you to have to spend a fortune to find jazz guitar happiness in your practicing.


    I’ve made the Alone Together Study Guide affordable for anyone who wants to ditch the frustration of learning jazz ballads on your own.


    You won’t pay $730, $330, $230 or even $130 like some other overpriced courses you see online…


    You’re about to gain immediate access to a proven Alone Together learning method that levels up your playing today.


    And, all you pay for this premium step-by-step course and coaching is $15, this week only.


    This small investment in yourself is the same amount as you paying for 10 minutes of a private guitar lesson.


    Instead, you get a full multimedia Alone Together course that levels up your playing and helps you quickly reach your jazz guitar goals.


    In return for this massive discount, I’d really appreciate your honest and constructive feedback so I can keep making my courses more successful for you and everyone in the MWG community.


    Other than that, all I ask for is your full commitment and positive attitude so you can get the most out of this Alone Together course and reach your guitar goals.

     

    How The Alone Together Study Guide Transforms Your Playing


    1. Develop Creative Comping Skills with Classic Jazz Vocabulary - Learning chord shapes is the beginning, not the end, of your jazz comping studies. Learn the next steps to turn those chords into musical phrases in this course.


    2. Play Jazz Guitar Solos that Bring Out Your Unique Musical Voice - Learning how to play jazz guitar means studying the history of this wonderful music. And it means bringing out your own musical personality in your solos. This course guides you through learning classic vocabulary into finding your artistic voice on guitar.


    3. Grow Your Confidence with Jazz Standards - When learning Alone Together, you develop strong minor and major ii-V-I skills and vocabulary. This builds your confidence with these essential jazz progressions and makes playing any jazz standard that much easier.


     

    What You Get with the Alone Together Study Guide – Quick List


    Whew, that was a lot to take in! Here’s a quick recap of what you get when you enroll in Alone Together.


  • Lifetime Access to Alone Together Study Guide ($30 Value)
  • Matt’s Proven Practice Strategy to reach your guitar goals. ($200 Value)
  • Feedback and Coaching from Matt 7 days a week. ($500 Value)
  • And More!

  • Zero Risk 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

    To make sure you have ZERO risk, you’re protected by a 30-day 100% satisfaction guarantee.


    If you’re not happy with this course for any reason, simply send Matt an email ([email protected]) or instant message, and he’ll refund your money.


    No questions asked. No hassle. No waiting.


    We guarantee that if you play these exercises you will reach your musical goals and have fun in the practice room.


    If not, we’ll make it right…right away!

     

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    Course Curriculum


      Chapter 1 - Live Workshop
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      Chapter 2 - Harmonic Analysis
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      Chapter 3 - Guide Tones
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      Chapter 4 - Drop 2 Chords
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      Chapter 5 - Rootless Chords
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      Chapter 6 - Pentatonic Scales
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      Chapter 7 - Modes
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      Chapter 8 - Arpeggios
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      Chapter 9 - Ed Bickert Solo
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      Chapter 10 - Form Workout
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      Chapter 11 - Bm7 E7 Gm7 C7 Fmaj7 Outlines
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      Chapter 12 - Short Minor ii V I Chords
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      Chapter 13 - Short Minor ii V I Outlines
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      Chapter 14 - Bb7 A7alt Dm7 Chords
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      Where to Go Next?
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    Still Feeling Undecided?


    When does this course start and finish?

    This course starts now and never ends! It’s a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.


    What if I am unhappy with the course?

    If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact Matt by email [email protected] in the first 30 days of your purchase and you will receive a full refund.


    Can I download the files for each course?

    You can download all PDFs, audio examples, and backing tracks to practice offline. The videos are only viewed on the page.


    What if I have a question about the courses or about music?

    You can post all questions related to the course in the comments section of any section. I aim to answer all questions within 24 hours of posting. Also, you can use the instant messenger on the bottom right of page to ask questions or you can email me at [email protected].


    What if I don’t know where to go next after finishing this course

    No worries, use our success paths and follow the step-by-step guides to learning what you want to work on – getting started, jazz guitar, blues guitar, guitar technique, lead guitar, rhythm guitar and much more!

     

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