Body and Soul Study Guide

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


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“I thought I was making progress with jazz guitar. I can play at medium tempos and am building confidence. Then I tried to play a slow ballad, and everything fell apart. What’s going on?!“


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


Learning how to play jazz standards but never studying jazz ballads and not having a clue how to play over slow tunes.


Sound familiar? Learning jazz ballads 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 jazz ballad learning experiences?


You are confident playing at 100 bpm or faster, but when it comes time to play a slow ballad none of your chords or soloing ideas work.


When soloing over jazz ballads you rely on 8th notes, as you would with faster tempos, but that rhythm sounds boring and predictable at slow tempos.


You hear Jim Hall, Joe Pass, or Pat Metheny comp over a jazz ballad and it sounds so melodic and cool, yet when you comp it never fits.


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 ballads, making it difficult to learn with boring exercises that produce exactly zero results.


This is 100% not the case with the Body and Soul Study Guide.


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


With the Body and Soul 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 Body and Soul Study Guide Improves Your Playing:


1. Nail Every Chord in Your Body and Soul Solos - Learn the exact chord outlines your favorite players use to solo over Body and Soul, including scales, guide tones, pentatonics, arpeggios, lines, and more.

2. Discover Creative and Engaging Jazz Ballad Chord Concepts - Learn how to improvise cool-sounding chord phrases in your comping, chord melody, and chord soloing over Body and Soul.

3. Play Slow Tempo Jazz Songs With Confidence - Playing slow tempos is hard, much harder for most people than playing medium or fast tempos. This course builds your skill set and confidence with ballad tempos.

"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

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.

How many bars are in a Body and Soul? What’s that funny-sounding chord in bar 4? What is going on in the bridge? Answers to these questions and more are in this chapter.

Learn the 2 most important notes you can ever use in your comping for Body and Soul or any jazz ballad.

In this chapter, you learn drop 2 chords all over the fretboard with solid voice leading as you dig into comping and chord soloing in your studies.

In this chapter, you learn drop 3 chords all over the fretboard with solid voice leading as you dig into comping and chord soloing in your studies.

Drop it like it’s hot! Remove roots from chords to free up your fingers, add more colors, and make playing jazz chords sooooo much easier.

Learn the 2 most important notes you can ever use in your soloing for Body and Soul or any jazz ballad.

The best place to get started when soloing over Body and Soul is to use the pentatonic scale. Here you learn pentatonic scales that will have you flying across the fretboard in no time.

Learn exact fingerings for every arpeggio in Body and Soul with small shapes in one central position, making it easy to nail these chords in your solos.

Taking your solos to the next level, in this chapter you learn Dorian, Harmonic Minor, Phrygian, and more.

Essential jazz slang that makes your ballad solos sound like a hip cat and not a damp squib.

Increase your comping vocabulary, skills, and variety with this fun and challenge bassline study.

Learn a full solo over Body and Soul as you develop your vocabulary, phrasing, and solos construction skills with this study.

Build your ears and test your skills as you learn a full Body and Soul solo by ear.

Learn how to add the popular tritone sub to your comping, chord melody, and chord soloing over Body and Soul.

Take a look into the soloing side of adding this essential jazz substitution with your Body and Soul improvisations.

This is my favorite way to add tension and release over jazz ballads using an essential John Coltrane concept anyone can play.

Level up your jazz ballad solos as you discover the secret to creating engaging phrases at slow tempos.

Build your chops, endurance, creativity, and soloing vocabulary with these essential jazz ballad rhythm workouts.

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 blues development is in this chapter.

 

How to Get the Most from the Body and Soul 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 ballad skills by learning the exact concepts legendary players use on this tune.


It's for guitarists who:

  • Love jazz guitar but haven’t studied Body and Soul.
  • Are ready to improve their jazz ballad skills now.
  • Have tried playing jazz ballads 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 Body and Soul.


I’ve been playing and teaching Body and Soul for over 25 years and I still find new ways to play this exciting form.

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

 

Who is this Course NOT For?


As your Body and Soul 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 Body and Soul Study Guide ($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!

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    If you have the desire to learn jazz guitar, then you can reach your guitar goals with the Body and Soul Study Guide.


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


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


    You won’t pay $820, $220, $120 or even $30 like some other overpriced courses you see online…


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


    And, all you pay for this premium step-by-step course and coaching is $20.


    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 Body and Soul 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 Body and Soul Study Guide and reach your guitar goals.

     

    How The Body and Soul 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. Grow Your Confidence with Jazz Ballads - Jazz ballads are difficult to play, in fact when I was coming up ballads were used on stage to separate folks who could play and those that were faking it. Play jazz ballads with confidence using the material in this course.


    3. 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.


     

    What You Get with the Body and Soul 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 Body and Soul.


  • Lifetime Access to Body and Soul Study Guide ($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!

  • 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 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 - Drop 3 Chords
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      Chapter 6 - Rootless Chords
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      Chapter 7 - Guide Tones for Soloing
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      Chapter 8 - Pentatonic Scales
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      Chapter 9 - Arpeggios
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      Chapter 10 - Modes
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      Chapter 11 - Double Time Lines
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      Chapter 12 - Bassline Study
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      Chapter 13 - Soloing Study
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      Chapter 14 - Transcription
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      Chapter 15 - Tritone Sub Comping
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      Chapter 16 - Tritone Sub Soloing
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      Chapter 17 - 1235 Approach Subs
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      Chapter 18 - Ballad Phrasing Workout
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      Chapter 19 - 16th Note Workout
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      Chapter 20 - Outroduction
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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!

     

    Click the "Enroll in Course" button to play this jazz ballad with confidence before the course closes.

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