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  1. Learn m7 4th shapes.
  2. Comp over a jam track.
  3. Explore jazz rhythms.
  4. Expand your harmonic knowledge.
  5. And more...

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Full 4th Chords Course Listing

This course covers every essential element needed to build your 4th-chord foundation. Complete with Live Workshop, PDF, Mp3 downloads, and TAB/notatoin. View the full course contents below.


Live Workshop

Learn the ins and outs of 4th chords as Matt pulls back the curtains on 25 years of jamming these esential chords and the lessons he's learned along the way.

m7 4th Chords

Learn two positions of m7 4th chords, including TAB and notation, jam tracks, picking patterns, and chromatic devices to explore on your fretboard in multiple keys.


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Dominant 4th Chords

Learn two positions of dom 7 4th chords, including TAB and notation, jam tracks, picking patterns, and chromatic devices to explore on your fretboard in multiple keys.

Maj7 4th Chords

Learn two positions of maj7 4th chords, including TAB and notation, jam tracks, picking patterns, and chromatic devices to explore on your fretboard in multiple keys.

m7b5 4th Chords

Learn two positions of m7b5 4th chords, including TAB and notation, jam tracks, picking patterns, and chromatic devices to explore on your fretboard in multiple keys.

7alt 4th Chords

Learn two positions of 7alt 4th chords, including TAB and notation, jam tracks, picking patterns, and chromatic devices to explore on your fretboard in multiple keys.

Jam Sessions

Comp along with Matt as you learn directly from his 25 years of jazz experience in interactive, virtual jam sessions.

What You Learn With this 4th Chords Course

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4th Chord Shapes

Sound like a real jazz guitarist with easy to play 4th chord shapes.

  • Easy chord shapes.
  • 4th chords for all levels.
  • Classic jazz tunes.
  • Matt's inside comping tips.
  • Much more…
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Comping Concepts

The exact concepts you need to comp with confidence.

  • How to use 4th chords.
  • Where to use 4th chord shapes.
  • Chromatic concepts.
  • Rhythm and picking patterns.
  • Much more…
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Jazz Jam Skills

Solidify your jazz foundation through creativity.

  • Comp over real jazz standards.
  • Jam along with Matt.
  • Jam session ear training.
  • Always keep the form.
  • Much more…

Easy-to-Follow Lessons for Every Learning Style

The step-by-step guidance you need, with the personal attention you deserve.

The 4th Chords Course is for you if...

1

Frustrated Jazzer

...you've tried learning jazz guitar chords but are stuck and want to make real music.

  • Chords and comping techniques.
  • Easy 4th chord shapes.
  • Full jazz standard performances.
2

Jazz Guitar Vets

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

  • Reinforce jazz fundamentals.
  • Explore new jazz concepts.
  • Get new tunes under your belt.
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New to Jazz Guitar

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

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

Matt's 4th Chords Story


4th Chords are some of my favorite jazz chord shapes, and they're shapes I've studied, played, and taught for over 25 years.


I love hearing pianists like McCoy Tyner or guitarists like Lenny Breau use 4th chords in their comping, chord soloing, and chord melody phrases.


Not only will this course help you learn 4th chords, you level up your jazz comping, jam session, musicianship, and ear training skills at the same time.


Because I've loved playing 4th chords for 2 decades, I’ve put together this step-by-step course to give you that same positive experience with these essential shapes.


I know you’ll love learning and comping with 4th chords as much as I do. Grab your guitar, dial in your favorite jazz tone, and let’s go explore 4th chords on guitar!

What You Get With the 4th Chords Course

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Interactive Lessons

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

  • TAB, Notation, & Diagrams.
  • 60-Minute live workshop.
  • Learn by playing with Matt.
  • Much more…
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Support

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…
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Supplementary Material

Jam 4th chords and learn new material and essential jazz chord building blocks.

  • PDFs with TAB/Diagrams.
  • Mp3 Jam Tracks.
  • Play online or off.
  • Much more…

What 4th Chords Students Are Sayin'

"This course is great. It was just what I was looking for. It did everything you said it would! Your passion for guitar and teaching is what makes your courses so great." - Richard O.
"Wow! What a great start to this course. I'm actually playing music. It's more than I've ever achieved before." - Marcus D.
"I fell like I'm actually making progress and learning how to put stuff together into a musical form." - Bernard L.
"After years wasting my time noodling, this is finally helping me to discipline my sessions. Thanks Matt, love the way you've set out this course." - Lawrence J.

The MWG Experience

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Expertise

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
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Community

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
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Personalized

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

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?

This is a free course, so if it's not for you, leave it, all good.

What skills will this course teach me?

Jazz Essentials - 4th Chords gives you the tools you need to sound like a real jazz guitarist in your comping and chord soloing. You learn essential jazz chord concepts and techniques. Everything you need to play 4th chords 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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