Minor Jazz Blues Study Guide

Step-by-step course to playing minor jazz blues songs with confidence and without spending all your time practicing.


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“The minor jazz blues sounds so sweet. Coltrane on Mr. P.C.? I mean come on, so cool. Yet when I play it sounds NOTHING like my favorite players. Total drag!”


The biggest problem players face when learning minor jazz blues (that keeps your practicing at a standstill and not experiencing results) is:


Learning how to kind of play minor jazz blues but never getting to a point where you really dig in and outline the changes with confidence.


Sound familiar? Learning minor jazz blues can be a challenging experience, especially if you don’t have an organized proven learning method to guide you.


Have you had any of these common jazz guitar learning experiences?


You know what real jazz guitar should sound like, but you have no clue how to create those sounds on your guitar.


You’ve tried learning authentic jazz guitar, but the exercises are SOOOOO boring and you see zero results in your playing.


You’re short on time and end up wasting it all searching for lessons or what to practice next. You mess around but never really learn solid skills in your studies.


Over the past 25 years, I've played over 2500 gigs, taught over 8000 private lessons, and given workshops all over the world to guitarists of all levels.


I’ve found that many online courses and teachers overcomplicate minor jazz blues, making it difficult to learn with boring exercises that produce exactly zero results.


This is 100% not the case with the Minor Jazz Blues Study Guide.


In this course, I walk you step-by-step through my proven learning method guaranteed to teach you authentic minor jazz blues skills and concepts.


With the Minor Jazz Blues Study Guide, you benefit from my 25+ years of teaching and performing experience, so you know exactly what to practice for immediate results.

 

3 Ways This Course Expands Your Playing:


1. Nail Every Chord in Your Minor Jazz Blues Solos - Stop skating over the changes and hoping for the best in your solos. I will teach you exactly how to outline every chord change in your solos and how to be super creative when improvising.

2. Play the Exact Chords that Jazz Guitarists Use When Comping- Learn the secret sauce that jazz guitarists use to transform chords everyone uses into those cool chord runs you hear on your favorite records.

3. Sound Like a Real Jazz Guitarist Today - There’s nothing more frustrating than playing all the “correct” notes but never sounding like a real jazz guitarist. This course teaches you how to turn old, boring lines and chords into killer jazz guitar solos and comping.

"Matt’s courses have given me many skills and tools to apply in my guitar playing…"


"His superb lessons are fun, engaging and concepts are very well explained and demonstrated. I am a more confident and skilled guitarist because of Matt’s lessons!"

- Kathleen

Here's a Sneak Peek

Learn how to use this course, why you should learn this material, and how to get the most out of your practice time with these lessons.

How many bars are in a minor blues? What’s that funny chord in bar 4? What common variations are there for these chords? Answers to these questions and more are in this chapter.

Learn the 2 most important notes you can ever use in your comping for minor blues or any jazz standard.

In this chapter you learn drop 2 chords all over the fretboard with solid voice leading as you dig into comping and chord soloing in your studies.

Drop it like it’s hot! Remove roots from chords to free up your fingers, add more colors, and make playing jazz chords sooooo much easier.

Add a modern touch to your comping and chord soloing by learning these essential 3 and 4-note chords.

Take your minor blues for a walk as you dig into half time and full walking basslines. The 3rd exercise in this chapter teaches you the “insider” skill that bassists use to create killer runs in their basslines.

The best place to get started when soloing over a minor blues is to use the blues scale. Here you learn 1, 2, and 3-octave blues scales that will have you flying across the fretboard in no time.

Taking your solos to the next level, in this chapter you learn Dorian, Harmonic Minor, Natural Minor, and more.

Learn exact fingerings for every arpeggio in the minor blues from the root to the b7 AND from the root to the 13th.

Essential jazz slang that makes your solos sound like a hip cat and not a damp squib.

Study the lines of one of jazz’s greatest improvisors as you level up your minor blues solos in this chapter.

Jim was one of the finest chord players in jazz guitar history. Here, you pull back the curtains and learn some of Jim’s hippest minor blues chord shapes.

Build your ears and test your skills as you learn a full minor blues solo by ear.

This is my favorite way to solo over bars 1-4 of any minor blues tune. Come check out the secret sauce I use to create killer lines over those bars.

Take your solos and comping a level higher as you bring in this essential minor blues sub to your jams.

Learn the easiest and most common way to add melodic tension to your solos by combining 2 scales, pentatonics, or arpeggios in your lines.

Steal a trick from McCoy Tyner and Lenny Breau as you create super engaging comping lines and chord soloing phrases on the fretboard.

Make your guitar sound like a piano with this fun and surprisingly easy workout.

I show you how to best review this material and how to take this material forward in your playing. The next best step in your blues development is in this chapter.

 

How to Get the Most from this Course:


1. Follow the curriculum order - Start with the introduction, learn how the course works, then jump in and practice the chapters in order. All lessons are presented in sequential order to make practicing fun and easy.

2. Practice at your own pace - As you finish any section, click “complete and continue” to mark your progress. Then, play at your own pace. You have lifetime access to this course, so there’s no rush at all. Take your time and work at the best pace to fit your schedule.

3. Coaching from Matt - As you work through this course, post questions in the comment boxes below any exercise or in the chat bubble in the bottom right of any screen if you get stuck. I’m happy to answer your questions and give constructive, positive feedback. You can also post an unlisted YouTube video in the comments for feedback on your playing.

 

How YOU Benefit from Matt’s Teaching Method

This is how Matt's proven teaching method makes you the best guitarist you can be.

 

Who is this Course For?


This course is for guitarists looking to increase your jazz guitar skills by learning the exact concepts legendary players use on this tune.


It's for guitarists who:

  • Love jazz guitar but haven’t studied minor jazz blues.
  • Are ready to improve their jazz guitar skills now.
  • Have tried playing jazz songs but never sounded “jazzy.”
  • Want to stop wasting time with boring exercises that go nowhere.
  • Want to learn how jazz greats build solos and comp on minor jazz blues.


I’ve been playing and teaching minor jazz blues for over 25 years and I still find new ways to play this exciting form.

I want to share with you everything I’ve learned about how to play authentic minor jazz blues guitar so you can reach your musical goals quickly.

 

Who is this Course NOT For?


As your Jazz Blues guide, my job is to keep this course positive, encouraging, and welcoming for EVERY guitarist who joins. That’s why this course isn’t for you if…

  • You’re looking for a “Guitar God quick” fix. There’s no such thing as an overnight guitarist. This program is about building a long-term relationship with the guitar that leads with enjoyment and real growth – not hype or impossible promises.

  • You’re not a team player. This isn’t American Idol for guitar, it’s not a competition. The MWG Community is a safe environment for new and experienced guitarists to support and learn from each other. This is for team players who encourage growth in their fellow guitarists – not trolls who heckle their peers.

  • You’re a negative Nelly. If you like to complain, tear down, or argue with other guitarists just for the sake of it, this program isn’t for you. We’re about encouragement, welcoming new players, and positive, constructive feedback. No negative energy or comments allowed in this program.

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What You Get - Breakdown with Price


  • Lifetime Access to Minor Jazz Blues Course ($20 Value)
  • Matt’s Proven Practice Strategy to reach your guitar goals. ($200 Value)
  • Feedback and Coaching from Matt 7 days a week. ($500 Value)
  • And More!

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    The Total Value of This Course and Bonuses Is Over $720


    If you have the desire to learn jazz guitar, then you can reach your guitar goals with the Minor Jazz Blues Study Guide.


    And, I don’t want you to have to spend a fortune to find jazz guitar happiness in your practicing.


    I’ve made the Minor Jazz Blues Study Guide affordable for anyone who wants to ditch the frustration of learning jazz guitar on your own.


    You won’t pay $920, $520, $120 or even $50 like some other overpriced courses you see online…


    You’re about to gain immediate access to a proven jazz guitar learning method that levels up your playing today.


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    This small investment in yourself is the same amount as you paying for 10 minutes of a private guitar lesson.


    Instead, you get a full multimedia jazz guitar course that levels up your playing and helps you quickly reach your guitar goals.


    In return for this massive discount, I’d really appreciate your honest and constructive feedback so I can keep making my courses more successful for you and everyone in the MWG community.


    Other than that, all I ask for is your full commitment and positive attitude so you can get the most out of this Minor Jazz Blues Study Guide and reach your guitar goals.

     

    How This Course Transforms Your Playing


    1. Create Sophisticated Solos with Essential Vocabulary - For most of us, we begin our jazz journey by thinking “If I play scale A over chord B it’ll be jazz.” Then it’s not. This course shows you exactly how to turn scales and arpeggios into awesome sounding, authentic jazz solos.


    2. Develop Creative Chord Vocabulary - Learn the exact outside chords and devices jazz guitarists use to turn plain chords into sophisticated jazz phrases without spending all day in the woodshed.


    3. Play Jazz Guitar with Confidence - Build your confidence as you learn how to play authentic minor jazz blues solos and comping. Sound like you’re a jazz veteran with these fun and engaging exercises.


     

    What You Get with the Minor Jazz Blues Study Guide - Quick List


  • Lifetime Access to Minor Jazz Blues Course ($20 Value)
  • Matt’s Proven Practice Strategy to reach your guitar goals. ($200 Value)
  • Feedback and Coaching from Matt 7 days a week. ($500 Value)
  • And More!


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    Course Curriculum


      Chapter 1 - Introduction
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      Chapter 2 - Harmonic Analysis
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      Chapter 3 - Guide Tones
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      Chapter 4 - Drop 2 Chords
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      Chapter 5 - Rootless Chords
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      Chapter 6 - 4th Chords
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      Chapter 7 - Basslines
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      Chapter 8 - Blues Scales
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      Chapter 10 - Arpeggios
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      Chapter 11 - Vocabulary
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      Chapter 12 - Coltrane Solo
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      Chapter 13 - Jim Hall Comping Study
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      Chapter 14 - Transcription
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      Chapter 16 - Subs Bars 7-8
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      Chapter 19 - Piano Style Soloing
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      Chapter 20 - Outroduction
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      Minor Blues Live Workshop Replay
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      Where to Go Next?
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    Still Feeling Undecided?


    When does this course start and finish?

    This course starts now and never ends! It’s a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.


    What if I am unhappy with the course?

    If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact Matt by email [email protected] in the first 30 days of your purchase and you will receive a full refund.


    Can I download the files for each course?

    You can download all PDFs, audio examples, and backing tracks to practice offline. The videos are only viewed on the page.


    What if I have a question about the courses or about music?

    You can post all questions related to the course in the comments section of any section. I aim to answer all questions within 24 hours of posting. Also, you can use the instant messenger on the bottom right of page to ask questions or you can email me at [email protected].


    What if I don’t know where to go next after finishing this course

    No worries, use our success paths and follow the step-by-step guides to learning what you want to work on – getting started, jazz guitar, blues guitar, guitar technique, lead guitar, rhythm guitar and much more!



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