Beginner's Guide to Jazz Guitar

Essential Jazz Guitar Soloing and Chord Concepts

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One of the most difficult challenges when learning jazz guitar is making scales and chords sound like jazz.

This leads to practice room frustration and stops you from reaching your full potential on guitar.

The Beginner's Guide to Jazz Guitar helps you get over these roadblocks in your playing.

These fun and essential exercises teach you how to turn any chord in to a jazzy sounding progression.

As well, you learn how the greats turned scales into jazz lines in their solos.

And you learn all of this in a stress free environment as you work through these lessons at your own pace.

What You Learn in the Beginner's Guide to Jazz Guitar

  • ii V I soloing and comping concepts.
  • Essential jazz chord shapes.
  • Approach chords.
  • Jazz picking patterns
  • Major Scale patterns.
  • Jazz soloing lines and phrases.
  • And more!

What You Get With the Beginner's Guide to Jazz Guitar

  • PDFs with musical examples and practice guidelines.
  • Videos with multiple camera angles for each playing example.
  • Every video can be slowed down for easy study.
  • Backing tracks to jam online and offline.
  • Ability to ask questions and get quick, helpful answers.
  • And much more!


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"May the jazz guitar god bless you. This is the best ever beginner jazz guitar course and it's free. I've learned so much in a matter of minutes. Bravo."

- Garland

Course Curriculum

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Your Instructor

Matt Warnock
Matt Warnock

My love of guitar has allowed me to teach over 7000 jazz guitar lessons and play over 2000 gigs in 8 countries. In 2011 I launched Matt Warnock Guitar, which has become one of the top guitar learning sites online. Guitar has been in my life for 20 years, and every day Iā€™m glad I found this wondering instrument. I want to share this love of guitar with you. You never know where you'll end up.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
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.
Do I have to already play jazz to use this course?
Not at all. This course can help you if you're already on your jazz guitar journey and it can help you if this is day 1 of your exploration of jazz guitar.