Who You Study & What You Learn
April 10 FREE Preview - Joe Pass
Dig into a classic Joe Pass ii-V-I line as you explore:
- Bebop patterns
- Scales + arpeggios
- Jazz phrasing
View the FREE preview lesson & workshop here.
April 17 Workshop - Wynton Kelly
Dig into a classic Wynton bluesy line as you explore:
- 6th arpeggios
- Appraoch notes
- Lydian Dominant
- Upper-structure triads
April 18 Workshop - Sonny Rollins
Explore a Sonny Rollins doubletime line as you learn about essential Sonny concepts, including:
- Augmented triads
- 4125 Pattern
- Bebop scales
- Jazz scale patterns
- Upper triads
- 2-b7-6-5-6 Pattern
- Passing notes
- 16-note phrasing
- 12357 arpeggios
- Essential jazz rhythms
April 24 Workshop - Wes Montgomery
Learn a classic Wes chord phrase and dig into some of Wes' favorite chord concepts, including:
- Rootless 9th chords
- Approach chords
- I-V-I sub concept
- Chord soloing rhythms
- Rootless 7b9 chords
- Maj7#11 over 7th chords
- 3-9 chords
- Chord soloing phrasing
April 25 Workshop - Emily Remler
Play and pull apart an essential blues phrase as you explore her favorite soloing devices, such as:
- Lydian over 7ths
- Blues notes
- Neighbor notes
- Chromatic patterns
- Chromatic 3rds
- Full range of guitar
Lessons With the Greats Schedule
|April 10th||Free Preview Workshop
Joe Pass Lick
|View the FREE preview lesson & workshop here.|
|April 17th||Wynton Kelly Lick
|Dig into Matt's favorite arpeggio & more.|
|April 18th||Sonny Rollins Lick
|Level up your chops with a classic double-time line.|
|April 24th||Wes Montgomery Lick
|Get Wes's chord soloing sound under your hands.|
|April 25th||Emily Remler Lick
|Nobody swung harder than Remler, now you can too.|
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3. Learn at Your Pace
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What You Learn With Spring Camp 2021
Learn from Licks
Break down any lick to pull out essential building blocks & concepts.
- Break down licks into concepts.
- Turn concepts into exercises.
- Identify jazz concepts by ear!
- Much more…
Everything you need to improvise using concepts taken directly from legendary jazz artists.
- Turn licks into workouts.
- Learn by soloing...every day
- Unleash your creativity.
- Much more…
Expand your jazz vocabulary with essential concepts & devices taken from real solos.
- Authentic jazz vocabulary.
- Scales & arps REAL jazzers use.
- Essential chord soloing concepts.
- Much more…
What Camp Students Are Sayin'
Standing On the Shoulders of Giants
Learning jazz guitar can seem like a big mountain to climb, and sometimes like an impossible task.
While jazz is a challenge, it’s definitely not impossible to learn & I believe that everyone can play jazz guitar with the right guidance.
Alongside expert instruction, learning from those that went before you is the best way to reach your jazz guitar goals.
Studying lines, concepts, and devices from legendary players gives you the material, confidence, and vocabulary you need to enjoy jazz guitar, every day.
This is why I created Lessons with the Greats. To show you how to learn directly from your favorite players, grow as a jazz guitarist, and make climbing that mountain easier and definitely much more enjoyable.
This Camp is for you if...
Tired of Struggling
...you’ve checked out jazz but are struggline and don't know what to do.
- Your solos sound like scales.
- Practicing is soooooo boring.
- Need a jazz confidence boost.
...you’re a jazz guitar vet looking to keep your skills sharp and have fun in the practice room.
- Keep your jazz skills sharp.
- Learn by ear in real time.
- Get 20+ jazz new concepts down.
New to Jazz
...you’ve never tried jazz before, but you’re ready and just need a push to get going.
- Authentic jazz concepts.
- Improvise with confidence.
- Express your creativity.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the camp start and finish?
Once you sign up, you have lifetime access to the camp material. Play at your own pace, there’s no deadline to finish. Live workshop dates are April 17, 18, 24, & 25, 2021.
Is the camp like a zoom call where I have to show up at a specific time/day to attend the classes?
No, it's not like a zoom call. You can attend the workshops live, all good. If you can't make it you have lifetime access to the replays so you can watch them any time, and as many times as you like.
Are students "live" with Matt, I'm worried my English won't be good enough to participate."
You are live with Matt, but in a chat room style, so you aren't on a video call with the group. You watch Matt teach live and interact with him and other campers by chat. You can write in any language, right now workshops have English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish speakers all mixed together. It's a multi-lingual, multi-cultural camp!"
How long do I have access to the camp material?
You have 24/7/365 lifetime access to the course.
What if I decide the camp isn’t for me?
I’m happy to give you a refund within the first 30 days after your purchase date, no questions asked.
What skills will this camp teach me?
Lessons with the Greats gives you the tools you need to sound like a real jazz guitarist over standards. You learn to recognize soloing concepts by ear and on paper, you then turn those concepts into endless creative workouts. Everything you need to learn directly from your favorite jazz artists and expand your jazz skill set is in this camp.
What type of guitar do I need for this camp?
You can use a nylon string, electric, or acoustic guitar for this course. Any guitar is cool, so go with what’s comfortable for you.
What do I do if I need help?
Contact Matt on the Help Page to receive expert support 7 days a week.
The MWG Experience
Benefit from Matt's lifetime of studying, performing, and teaching players of all experience levels.
- Doctorate in Jazz Performance
- 25+ Years Teaching Guitar
- 2000+ Live Performances
- 8000+ Private Lessons Taught
- 2500+ Online Lessons Published
Discover a welcoming and encouraging community of guitarists just like yourself.
- Welcoming Group of Guitarists
- Friendly, Global Community
- Encouragement From Your Peers
- Learn From Fellow Players
- Make Guitar Friends For Life
Reach your maximum potential on your own schedule with expert, personalized guidance.
- Personal Learning Pathways
- Tailored Ways to Learn
- Options for Every Learning Style
- Learn by Jamming with Matt
- Unique Performance Guidance