Chord Melody Essentials – Volume 1

A 3-Step System for Creating Call and Response Chord Melodies on Guitar

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“I Love Chord Melody, But Have No Idea Where To Start!”

The biggest problem guitarists face when learning chord melody (that keeps your wheels spinning and not seeing results) is:

The frustrated feeling of loving chord melody, but not knowing where to start or feeling like you’ll never be good enough to play chord melodies.

Sound familiar? Learning chord melody can be a frustrating experience, especially if you don’t get to have a structured, proven learning method to work from.

Have you had any of these common chord melody learning experiences?

You listen to your favorite guitarists playing chord melodies and you get super motivated to practice. But, when you pick up your guitar, you have no clue where to even begin with chord melody.

You buy books of chord melodies, spend weeks and months learning one arrangement, kind of, and you still have no idea how to build a chord melody of your own.

You’ve gone to a teacher or bought a course that tell you that you have to learn a million chords, basslines, inversions, substitutions, and grow 2 new fingers before you even think about trying chord melody.

Over the past 25 years I've played over 2500 gigs (the majority solo, duo, and trio), taught over 8000 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 chord melody, making it seem too difficult to learn, and build frustration rather than enjoyment in the practice room.

This is definitely not the case with Chord Melody Volume 1.

In this course I walk you step-by-step through proven methods guaranteed to build chord melody confidence, get you playing chord melodies quickly, and provide enjoyment in the practice room.

With Chord Melody Volume 1, you benefit from my 2 decades of teaching and performing experience, so you know exactly what to work on for immediate results.


3 Ways This Course Expands Your Playing:

1. Demystifies Chord Melody - When you hear a pro guitarist play a chord melody it sounds like magic, like something impossible to play. With this course, you pull back the curtains and discover the secret to quickly and easily playing chord melody.

2. Builds a Rock-Solid Chord Melody Foundation - Chord melody has layers and levels to explore over time. Chord Melody Volume 1 creates at rock-solid foundation that you build for years to come. Without a strong foundation, your chord melody progress stops before you even get started.

3. Learn to Build Your Own Chord Melodies - With this 3-step process you learn how to create your own chord melodies, even on the spot. Playing your own chord melodies, especially in real time, is an awesome experience. This course gives you this experience in the practice room.

"You will definitely enjoy his teaching and benefit from it like me and many others have!"

"Everyone’s journey to playing or learning jazz is different. For me, there always seemed to be another scale/arpeggio/drop chord to learn before I was good enough to play jazz. So, for years my practice was to go through all the above then play what I call ‘fake jazz,’ playing through a random I VI II V or a blues and that was it.

I was also led to believe that jazz is exclusive, that only with a special ‘upbringing’ i.e. going to prestigious college etc. could I play jazz. It came to a point where I wasn’t moving forward in my playing and it became frustrating for me.

So one day I decided to email Dr Matt and ask for lessons to see if my lack of progress was due to me not knowing enough chords or scales, but his respond to me was “You know enough already to play a tune, I want you to record a full song project this month!”

That was exactly what I needed at that point; to play through a tune with what I had, as opposed to learning new things all the time. I have been really thankful to him for bringing that out for me. All these in hindsight seems so obvious, but Dr Matt could see through that and that’s why I’m grateful for him.

If you are like me, don’t hesitate to check out Dr Matt’s courses. He’s extremely knowledgeable, patient and kind. You will definitely enjoy his teaching and benefit from it like me and many others have!"

- Seth

Here's A Sneak Peek

Get started on the right foot as you learn about different types of chord melody, how to create chord melodies, and discover the two-hand piano method of chord melody. Everything you need to set yourself up for success in this course is here.

In this first playing chapter you learn how to play the melody used for this chord melody course. You also learn the best way to play a melody for the piano style chord melody approach.

This chapter teaches you the “left hand of the piano” chords that you use to create your chord melody. Everything you need to add chords to a melody is here.

Here, you learn how to create authentic jazz fills that you can use to spice up your chord melody. With the melody, guide tones, and now fills, you’re ready to create an engaging chord melody over any song you learn.

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. In this chapter you perform a full jam-session style arrangement of the tune from this course. You play the chord melody, comp behind a soloist, solo, and complete the performance with a chord melody. Jam session fun!

Here, I show you the best way to go back and review this course material or how to go forward in your playing depending on your comfort level. The best next step in your guitar journey is in this video.


How to Get the Most from This Course

1. Follow the curriculum - Start with the intro chapter, learn how the course is laid out, then dive in and work the chapters in order. All material is presented in sequential order to make practicing fun and easy to follow.

2. Practice at your own pace - As you finish a section, click “complete and continue” to mark your progress. Then, learn at your own pace. You have lifetime access to the course, so no rush, take your time and work with the best pace for your schedule.

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


Who is this Program For?

This course is for guitarists looking to demystify chord melodies and learn the secret to building your own awesome chord melodies.

It's for guitarists who:

  • Struggle to learn chord melody arrangements and arranging.

  • Love listening to chord melodies but don’t know where to start learning them.

  • Want to pull back the curtain to learn how legendary players build chord melodies.

  • Don’t want to spend years learning chords, scales, subs, picking patterns, etc. before playing chord melody on guitar.

I’ve played chord melody on hundreds, if not thousands, of gigs for over 20 years in coffee shops, jazz clubs, concert hall stages, and everything in between.

I want to share with you everything I’ve learned about how to play chord melody and level up your jazz guitar skills at the same time.

Who is this Program NOT For?

As your Chord Melody 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

  • Lifetime Access to Chord Melody Course ($20 Value)
  • Easy Guitar Comping eBook ($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!


    Easy Guitar Comping eBook $20 Yours Free! $20

    When you purchase Chord Melody Volume 1, you not only get the full multimedia course, you also get my best-selling Easy Jazz Comping eBook.

    In this eBook you learn:

    • Chord Colors
    • Comping Rhythms
    • Picking Patterns
    • Chord Ornaments
    • Adding Outside Chords
    • Technique Studies
    • Comping Studies
    • Full Chord Dictionary
    • And more!

    Don’t wait, grab your copy of Chord Melody Volume 1 before it’s too late and take advantage of this awesome bonus offer.


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

    If you have the desire to learn chord melody, then you can reach your guitar goals with my Chord Melody Volume 1 course.

    And, I don’t want you to have to spend a fortune to find chord melody happiness in the practice room.

    I’ve made Chord Melody Volume 1 affordable for anyone who wants to ditch the frustration of learning chord melody on your own.

    You won’t pay
    $740, $540, $240 or even $100 like some other overpriced courses you see online…

    You’re about to gain immediate access to a Proven Chord Melody 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 of a few minutes in a lesson, you get access to a full, organized, and fun chord melody course.

    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 chord melody course and reach your musical goals.


    How This Course Transforms Your Playing

    1. Make Chord Melodies Fun - Learning chord melody arrangements is incredibly intimidating for many players, I know that was my experience when I was learning. They sound complex, full of crazy chords and lines, and sound like magic in the hands of Joe Pass or others.

    Chord Melody Volume 1 teaches you a chord melody arrangement that any beginner jazz guitarist can play. This makes learning chord melodies fun, meaning you practice more, you get better, you have more fun in the practice room.

    2. Learn How Jazz Legends Build Chord Melodies - When you hear a legend like Lenny Breau, Ted Greene, or Joe Pass play a chord melody, it sounds like 5 guitars are playing or the recording is overdubbed, it’s that good.

    But, while these players are technical wizards, they were masters at making easy concepts sound complex. As Joe Pass once said, when asked what chords he plays, “The easy ones.” This course teaches you the easy path to chord melody.

    3. Gives You a Full Song to Play for Friends or Family…or the Dog. - One of the biggest complaints I hear from jazz guitarists is, “I know tons of scales and chords, but when someone asks me to play a song, I got nothing.

    It’s so frustrating!” Chord Melody Volume 1 not only teaches you chord melody concepts, but you learn a full song that you can play for friends, family, or just your cat or dog. Never be stuck when someone asks you, “Can you play us a song?” or “Woof, bark, woof?”


    What You Get With Chord Melody – Quick List

    Whew, that was a lot to take in! Here’s a quick recap of what you get when you enroll in Chord Melody Volume 1

  • Lifetime Access to Chord Melody Course ($20 Value)
  • Easy Guitar Comping eBook ($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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    Course Curriculum

      Chapter 2 - Melody
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      Chapter 3 - Guide Tones
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      Chapter 4 - Fills
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      Chapter 5 - Creative Challenge
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      Chapter 6 - Outroduction
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      Chapter 7 - What's Next?
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    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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