In this Summertime lesson, you:
- Comp behind Matt's solo.
- Solo as Matt comps for you.
- Learn new chords and soloing devices.
- Tap into your fretboard creativity.
- And more...
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Full Jazz Jam Session Course Listing
This course covers 5 full jam session tunes. Complete with PDF, Mp3 downloads, and video lessons. View the full course contents below.
How This Course Works
Discover how this course works and how to get the most out of this material in your playing.
Bb Blues Jam
You can't have a jam session without a good ole' blues tune! Learn rootless chords and blues vocabulary as you solo, comp, and trade 4s in this jam.
Summertime, and the jamming is easy... One of my all-time favorite tunes to jam on and one that continues to open new areas of exploration after 2 decades of playing this standard.
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Autumn Leaves Jam
One of the most popular jam session tunes, Autumn Leaves is essential learning for every jazz guitarist. Learn to comp and solo over this must-know jazz tune.
Blue Bossa Jam
Learn to play an authentic bossa groove on guitar, then rip a solo over Matt's comping as you take a trip to Brazil in this jam.
A classic jazz jam-session tune. Trade choruses with Matt as you comp and solo over this Pat-Martino-inspired track.
Where to go Next?
Get feedback and a personalized recommendation of the next best step for you to take in your playing.
What You Learn With Jazz Jam Session Volume 1
5 Jazz Standards
Learn 5 essential jazz standards as you get jam-session ready in this course.
- Bb Blues
- Blue Bossa
- Autumn Leaves
- Much more…
Jam Session Etiquette
Discover the ins and outs of jazz jam sessions with these 5 real-life sessions.
- Hand signals.
- Visual signals.
- Trading 4s.
- Real-life count ins.
- Much more…
Build and expand your jazz foundation and have fun in the process.
- Classic chord shapes.
- Popular chord changes.
- Scales for soloing.
- Vocabulary from Matt’s playing.
- Much more…
Easy-to-Follow Lessons for Every Learning Style
The step-by-step guidance you need, with the personal attention you deserve.
Jazz Jam Session Volume 1 is for you if...
Ready to Jam
...you’ve checked out jazz and are ready to play full songs, but don’t know where to start.
- Play real jazz songs.
- Challenge your playing.
- Boost your jazz confidence.
Jazz Jam Vets
...you’re a jam session vet looking to keep your skills sharp and have fun in the practice room.
- Keep your jazz skills sharp.
- Learn by playing with Matt.
- Get 5 tunes under your belt.
New to Jazz Guitar
...you’ve never tried jazz guitar before, but you’re ready and just need that first push to get going.
- Play real jazz chords.
- Improvise with confidence.
- Express your creativity.
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What You Get With Jazz Jam Session Volume 1
Multimedia lessons to make it easy to play no matter where you are in your development.
- Video jams.
- Audio jams.
- 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…
Jam 5 jazz standards and learn new material as you dig into the building blocks for each tune.
- Chord charts.
- Suggested comping material.
- Soloing devices.
- Much more…
Matt's Jazz Jam Story
Back in high school, I fell in love with jazz. I practiced all day, every day, and made noticeable progress. But…I always felt like something was missing when I played standards.
Luckily, I was invited to jam with a local jazz band. It was in those jams that I learned directly from experienced players. My playing took off and I never looked back.
This is why I created the Jazz Jam Session series: to give you the same experience of learning by jamming, playing with an experienced jazz cat, and enjoying taking chances on the guitar.
I know you’re going to love these jams 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.
- 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?
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?
Jazz Jam Session Vol. 1 gives you the tools you need to sound like a real jazz guitarist over standards. You learn to solo, comp, trade 4s, and trade choruses by playing with Matt. Everything you need to play 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 All-time favorite standards.
- Easy-to-play jazz chords.
- Jazz soloing devices for every level.
- A jazz jam session in your living room.
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