Full Easy Jazz Chords Course Listing

This course covers every essential element for shell chord comping. Complete with PDFs, Mp3 downloads, and a live workshop. View the full course contents below.

Jazz Chord Workshop

60-minute workshop & replay where I pull back the curtains and show you how I think about and approach these classic jazz chords on the fretboard.

m7 Shell Chords

Learn the ins and outs of m7 shell chords with creative workouts for all levels.

7th Shell Chords

Learn essential shapes for 7th shell chords with creative workouts for every level of guitarist.

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Maj7 Shell Chords

Discover easy to play maj7 shell chords with creative workouts for all levels.

Dim7 Shell Chords

Learn the easiest shapes for dim7 shell chords with creative workouts for every level of experience.

Major ii V I Chords

Take shell chords to major ii-V-I jams as you learn by applying chords directly to real world jazz progressions

Minor ii V I Chords

Take shell chords to minor ii-V-I jams as you learn by applying chords directly to real world jazz progressions

Jazz Chord Studies

Apply your new found chord knowledge and skill set to real jazz standards as you solidify these shapes and level up your jazz jamming skills.

What You Learn With Easy Jazz Chords


Shell Chords

Sound like a real jazz guitarist with easy 3-note chords.

  • Shapes for each jazz chord type.
  • Major & minor ii-V-I's.
  • Classic jazz comping vocab.
  • Matt's insider comping tips.
  • Much more…

Comping Concepts

The exact chord concpets you need to comp with confidence.

  • Freddie Green style chords.
  • Easy ii-V-I chords.
  • Creative comping devices.
  • Rhythm and picking patterns.
  • Much more…

Jazz Jam Skills

Solidify your jazz foundation through creativity.

  • Learn by jamming real tunes.
  • Comp essential jazz progressions.
  • Multiple jam tracks/tempos.
  • Always keep the form.
  • Much more…

Matt's Shell Chords Story

When I first began playing jazz guitar, I loved the sound of comping over standards. In fact, I loved chords and comping more than soloing.

During this period of development, I explored every type of jazz chords I could find. Drop 2, Drop 3, Drop 2 & 4, closed, 4th chords, rootless chords. You name it, I learned it.

But, while I enjoy playing those more advanced jazz chords, theres's something about shell chords that I'll always love. Their sound, the groove you get with shells over tune, & the they're easy to play as well.

This is what you learn with Easy Jazz Guitar chords. Essential, easy to play chords that you'll love to learn and play as much as I do.

Easy Jazz Chords is for you if...


Jazz Chord Fan

...you love jazz comping and are ready to study this playing style.

  • Easy to play jazz chords.
  • Essential & creative comping concepts.
  • Learn by playing standards.

Jazz Guitar Vets

...you’re a jazz guitar vet looking to sharpen your skills and have fun in the practice room.

  • Reinforce jazz fundamentals.
  • Explore new chord concepts.
  • Level up your swing feel.

New to Jazz Guitar

...you’ve new jazz guitar and are ready to dive in and get started the right way.

  • Play real jazz chords.
  • Comp with confidence.
  • Jam over classic jazz tunes.

What Yesterdays Students Are Sayin'

"These courses are great, I hope there are more in the future!" - Ian H.
"You've done a great job here. So much content, so many exercises. Very happy Matt!" - Don M.
"Your materials got me thorugh difficult times these past few months. The easy to access guides allowed me to fit guitar into some busy times and keep learning when time is short. Thank you!" - Rob J.
"I've met so many good players, teachers, unable to work with positive feedback. You seem to be a people person, makes personal connections first, then teaching from there." - Kirk S.

What You Get With Easy Jazz Chords


Interactive Lessons

Multimedia lessons to make it easy to play no matter where you are in your development.

  • Interactive workshop.
  • Mp3 Audio downloads.
  • Work online and offline.
  • Much more…


Stuck? Not to worry, Matt has you covered with best-in-class player support.

  • Support 7 days a week.
  • Get answers directly from Matt.
  • IM, email, and chat options.
  • Much more…

Supplementary Material

Comp with confidence and learn new material as you dig into essential jazz building blocks.

  • Easy to read chord diagrams.
  • ii-V-I major & minor chords.
  • Jazz chord vocabulary.
  • Much more…

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

Once you sign up, you have lifetime access to the course. Play at your own pace, there’s no deadline to finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

You have 24/7/365 lifetime access to the course.

What if I decide the course 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 course teach me?

Easy Jazz Chords gives you the tools you need to sound like a real jazz guitarist over any jazz standard. You learn to play creative, interactive, comping phrases that go beyond playing "shapes." Everything you need to play jazz chords & songs with confidence is in this course.

What type of guitar do I need for this course?

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.

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  • Easy & authentic jazz chords.
  • Comp over full jazz standards.
  • Interactive workshop & replay.
  • Learn by creating real music.

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