Live Workshop: May 22nd, 2021

Free Chapter Lessson - Imaj7 bIII7 iim7 V7

Imaj7 bIII7 iim7 V7 Preview

In this preview lesson, you:

  • Learn essential turnarounds.
  • Comp & solo in 12 keys.
  • Explore tritone subs.
  • Expand your harmonic knowledge.

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Full Turnarounds Course Listing

This course covers every essential element needed to build your turnaround 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 turnarounds as Matt pulls back the curtains on 25 years of jamming these esential changes and the lessons he's learned along the way.

Major Turnarounds

Build your turnaround foundation with soloing and comping workouts in all 12 major keys. Variations include tritone subs, Ladybird changes, & more.

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Minor Turnarounds

Learn to comp and solo over mionr key turnarounds with confidence as you explore essential progressions and variations in minor keys.

Other Turnarounds

Learn how to turnaround to the iim7 chord, IVmaj7 chord, and explore the backdoor turnaround in this final collection of workouts.

Jam Session

Apply your new turnaround skills to 4 jazz standards as you comp and solo in a real life, musical situation.

What You Learn With this Turnarounds Course


Essential Changes

Sound like a real jazz guitarist with easy to play turnarounds.

  • Easy chord shapes.
  • Soloing patterns for all levels.
  • Classic jazz tunes.
  • Matt's inside turnaround tips.
  • Much more…

Comping Concepts

Everything you need to comp with confidence over turnarounds.

  • 26 turnaround variations.
  • Drop 2 chords.
  • Rootless chords.
  • Drop 3 shapes.
  • Much more…

Soloing Skills

Solidify your turnarounds with single-note creativity.

  • Coltrane patterns.
  • Arpeggio workouts.
  • Matt's favorite triad outline.
  • Build turnaround confidence.
  • Much more…

This Turnarounds Course is for you if...


Frustrated Jazzer've tried learning turnarounds but are stuck and want to make real music.

  • Chords and comping techniques.
  • Easy soloing outlines.
  • Full jazz standard performances.

Jazz Guitar Vets’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.

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

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

Matt's Turnaround Story

Turnarounds are one of my favorite jazz concepts, and they're devices I've studied, played, and taught for over 25 years.

I love hearing pianists like Bill Evans or guitarists like Joe Pass use turnarounds in their comping, soloing, and chord melody phrases.

Not only will this course help you learn turnarounds, you level up your jazz comping, jam session, musicianship, and jazz soloing skills at the same time.

Because I've loved playing turnarounds 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, comping, & soloing with these turnarounds as much as I do. Grab your guitar, dial in your favorite jazz tone, and let’s go explore turnarounds!

What You Get With the Turnarounds Course


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…


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

Jam turnarounds and learn new material and essential jazz chord building blocks.

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

What Turnarounds 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



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

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 - Turnarounds gives you the tools you need to sound like a real jazz guitarist in your comping and chord soloing. You learn essential jazz harmonic concepts and techniques. Everything you need to play turnarounds 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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