Beginner's Guide to Jazz Guitar

Step-by-step course to playing jazz guitar with confidence and without spending all your time practicing.

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I would love to learn jazz guitar. But every time I try it seems impossible. I learn the “correct” notes but it’s like I’m missing something. What gives?!"

The biggest problem you face when learning jazz guitar (that keeps you stuck in a rut and not experiencing results) is:

Learning the Scale A + Chord B Approach to Jazz Guitar, which leaves you sounding “correct” but nothing like an authentic jazz guitarist.

Sound familiar? Learning jazz guitar can be a challenging experience, especially if you don’t have an organized proven learning method to work from.

Have you had any of these common jazz guitar learning experiences?

  1. You know what authentic jazz guitar is, but you haven’t the foggiest idea how to create those sounds in your playing.
  2. You’ve tried learning jazz guitar in the past, but the exercises are SOOOOO boring and you give up before making any progress in your playing.
  3. You waste all your precious guitar time searching for lessons or what to practice next.

Over the past 25 years, I've played over 2,500 gigs, taught over 8,000 private lessons, and given workshops all over the world to guitarists of all levels.

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

This is 100% not the case with the Beginner’s Guide to Jazz Guitar.

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

With the Beginner’s Guide to Jazz Guitar, you benefit from my over 25 years of jazz guitar experience, so you know exactly what to practice for immediate results.


3 Ways the Beginner’s Guide to Jazz Guitar Improves Your Playing:

1. Blow Authentic Jazz Guitar Solos – Stress Free! - Stop skating over the changes and hoping for the best in your solos. Learn exactly how to outline every chord change in your solos and be super creative when improvising.

2. Play the Exact Chords that Jazz Guitarists Use When Comping - Learn the secret sauce that jazz guitarists use to transform chords everyone uses into those cool chord runs you hear on your favorite records.

3. Sound Like a Real Jazz Guitarist Today - There’s nothing more frustrating than playing all the “correct” notes but never sounding like a real jazz guitarist. This course teaches you how to turn old, boring lines and chords into killer jazz guitar solos and comping.

"I studied with Matt for four years - he taught me everything I know about jazz…"

"How to be a well rounded musician and, more importantly, the art of musicianship on and off the stage."

- Karan


Here's a Sneak Peek

Learn how to use this course, why you should learn this material, and how to get the most out of your practice time with these lessons.

Learn how to comp with real jazz chords and concepts over the most important and popular progression in all of jazz.

Take your chords to the next level with essential picking patterns taken from the playing of Joe Pass, Jim Hall, Mike Stern, and more.

This one technique immediately turns any chord you play into a jazzy sounding phrase. Must know for every guitarist playing jazz.

Learn my favorite major scale shapes as you solo over ii-V-I backing tracks right away in this chapter.

Add an essential jazz pattern to your scale based soloing lines and phrases. Just add swing for instant jazz solos.

Turn your guitar into a piano as you play chords and single notes back to back, and together, with this fun and challenging final workout.

I show you how to best review this material and how to take this material forward in your playing. The next best step in your jazz development is in this chapter.


How to Get the Most from the Beginner’s Guide to Jazz Guitar

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 challenge, 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 designed for guitarists looking to increase your jazz guitar skills by learning the exact concepts legendary players use in their playing.

It's for guitarists who:

  • Love jazz guitar but haven’t studied jazz before.
  • Are ready to improve their jazz guitar skills now.
  • Have tried playing jazz songs but never sounded “jazzy.”
  • Want to stop wasting time with boring exercises that go nowhere.
  • Want to learn how jazz greats build solos and comp over ii-V-I’s.

I've been studying, teaching, and playing jazz guitar for 25 years all over the world.

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 jazz guitar 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 Beginner’s Guide to Jazz Guitar ($20 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!


    The Total Value of This Course and Bonuses Is Over $720

    If you have the desire to learn jazz guitar, then you can reach your musical goals with the Beginner’s Guide to Jazz Guitar.

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

    I’ve made the Beginner’s Guide to Jazz Guitar affordable for anyone who wants to ditch the struggle of learning jazz guitar on their own.

    You won’t pay $720, $220, $120 or even $50 like some other overpriced courses you see online…

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

    This course is available for FREE in the Guitar Starter Pack

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    In return for this massive discount, I’d really appreciate your honest and constructive feedback so I can keep making every course 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 jazz guitar course and reach your guitar goals.


    How The Beginner’s Guide to Jazz Guitar Transforms Your Playing

    1. Create Sophisticated Solos with Essential Vocabulary - For most of us, we begin our jazz journey by thinking “If I play scale A over chord B it’ll be jazz.” Then it’s not. This course shows you exactly how to turn scales and arpeggios into awesome sounding, authentic jazz solos.

    2. Develop Creative Chord Vocabulary - Learn the exact outside chords and devices jazz guitarists use to turn plain chords into sophisticated jazz phrases without spending all day in the woodshed.

    3. Play Jazz Guitar with Confidence - Build your confidence as you learn how to play authentic jazz solos and comping. Sound like you’re a jazz veteran with these fun and engaging exercises.


    What You Get with the Beginner’s Guide to Jazz Guitar – Quick List

    Whew, that was a lot to take in! Here’s a quick recap of what you get when you enroll in Beginner's Guide to Jazz Guitar.

  • Lifetime Access to Beginner's Guide to Jazz Guitar ($20 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!

  • This course is available for FREE in the Guitar Starter Pack

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    Course Curriculum

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    Still 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.

    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!


    This course is available for FREE in the Guitar Starter Pack

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