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In this ii-V-I lesson, you:

  1. Easy & cool shapes.
  2. Fun to play variations.
  3. Create chord soloing phrases.
  4. Tap into your fretboard creativity.
  5. And more...

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What You Learn


4 Positions

The most important major 2-5-1 positions that skyrocket your playing.

  • 4 easy-to-play chord positions.
  • Think of 2-5-1’s as “one chord.”
  • Open up your entire fretboard.
  • Much more…

Endless Variations

Take the four positions and expand them for infinite variations, all in the middle of a jam session!

  • Add color notes.
  • Add extensions.
  • All in real time while jamming!
  • Much more…

What Legends Play

Learn chords from pro players. No wasted time on chords you never use or are too hard to play.

  • Chords from real jazz records.
  • Use every shape you learn.
  • Stop wasting your practice time.
  • Much more…

Easy-to-Follow Lessons for Every Learning Style

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

Major ii V I Comping is for you if...


New to Jazz’ve checked out jazz and are ready to play, but don’t know where to start.

  • Play authentic jazz chords.
  • Easy to play variations.
  • Boost your jazz confidence.

Jazz Chord Vets’re a jazz vet looking to keep your skills sharp and have fun in the practice room.

  • Expanded chord vocab.
  • Learn by jamming in real time.
  • Comp over entire fretboard.

Stuck in a Rut’ve tried jazz guitar, but ran into a roadblock you can't get over.

  • Creative workouts.
  • Demos from Matt for every position.
  • Fun for all levels.

What Major ii V I Comping Students Are Sayin'

"I must say I really improved my fretboard visualization and comping vocabulary in the past few weeks ! Merci!" - Guillaume
"Really love this concept. Just like you said it all just drops into place." - Antonio M.
"Really loved experimenting with the shapes as well and seeing what alterations I came up with. Very Cool . Great lesson Matt and topic." - Colin G.
"Thank you for making the complex extremely simple and accessible to the novice player. I love this sound but felt that this was only for the pro; however, you've explained the approach and how to connect chords and ideas in a way that the very novice person can use it straight away. I am so pleased. Thanks." - Mef E.

What You Get With Major ii V I Chords


Interactive Lessons

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

  • Video workouts & demos.
  • Mp3 backing tracks.
  • 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

Take your chords to the next level with step-by-step lessons.

  • Chord charts.
  • Essential jazz chord concepts.
  • Chord soloing devices.
  • Much more…

Matt's Jazz Comping Story

Back in high school, I fell in love with jazz chords. I practiced comping all day, every day, and made noticeable progress. But…I always felt like something was missing when I jammed tunes.

Then, my fortunes changed when I began transcribing comping phrases by Jim Hall, Ed Bickert, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery and more legendary players.

Immediately I realized that it wasn't just the shapes they played that made them sound so good, it was how they connected and varied those shapes that made them legendary chordsmiths.

This is why I created Major ii V I comping: to give you the same experience of learning the exact shapes, positions, and connectors your favorite players use in their chord work.

I know you’re going to love these chords as much as I did back in the day. Grab your guitar and let’s go play!

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.

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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?

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?

Major ii V I Comping gives you the tools you need to sound like a real jazz guitarist over standards. You learn to comp, chord solo, and create endless chord variations in your playing. Everything you need to comp over jazz tunes 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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  • 5 essential ii-V-I chord positions.
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  • Play authentic chord solos.

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