Live Workshop: May 4th, 2021

Free Chapter Lessson - Comping

Spain Comping Preview

In this preview lesson, you:

  • Learn essential samba chord shapes.
  • Comp over a full jam track.
  • Explore samba rhythms and picking.
  • Play extended jazz chords.

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Full Spain Course Listing

This study guide covers every essential element of Spain. Complete with Live Workshop, PDF, Mp3 downloads, and video lessons. View the full course contents below.

Live Workshop - May 4th 9am PST

Learn new skills and interact with Matt and the MWG community in this interactive workshop.

The Breakdown

Learn the ins and outs of Spain including the key, form, progression, and more.

Solo Guitar Intro

Set up the tune with a solo guitar intro for all levels. Explore a Joe Pass style intro as you expand your vocabulary and arranging skills with this workout.


Expand your samba guitar vocabulary and comp over Spain with authentic comping concepts with these creative and fun workouts.

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Build your jazz guitar soloing skill set, level up your jazz vocabulary, and solo over Spain with confidence using these creative workouts.

Solo Guitar Outro

Wrap up the tune with a solo guitar outro that's a blast to play and will wow your friends and bandmates at your next jam session.

Chick Corea Challenge Solo

Learn a full chorus of a Chick style solo over Spain. Level up your technique and soloing voabulary at the same time.

Jam Session

Jam Spain with Matt as you learn directly from his 25 years of jazz experience in an interactive, virtual jam session.

What You Learn With the Spain Study Guide


Soloing Devices

Sound like a real jazz guitarist in your solos with easy vocabulary.

  • Easy scale shapes.
  • Chord outlines for all levels.
  • Classic jazz lines.
  • Matt's inside soloing tips.
  • Much more…

Comping Concepts

The exact chords you need to comp with confidence.

  • Easy to play jazz chords.
  • Samba guitar rhythms.
  • Chromatic devices.
  • Rhythm and picking patterns.
  • Much more…

Jazz Jam Skills

Solidify your jazz foundation through creativity.

  • Chick Corea soloing concepts.
  • Jam along with Matt.
  • Multiple jam tracks/tempos.
  • 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.

This Spain Study Guide is for you if...


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

  • Chords and comping techniques.
  • Easy jazz soloing devices.
  • Full Spain performance.

Jazz Guitar Vets’re a jazz vet looking to sharpen your skills on a new tune.

  • Reinforce jazz fundamentals.
  • Explore new jazz concepts.
  • Get a new tune under your belt.

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

  • Play real jazz chords.
  • Improvise with confidence.
  • Jam over a classic jazz tune.

Matt's Spain Story

Spain is a tune I fell in love with after hearing Chick Corea play it on his Light as a Feather album. Once I heard the opening line, I knew I needed to learn this tune.

After stealing as many of Chick’s ideas on the tune as I could, I then heard the Jim Hall version, which opened my ears and mind to many new possibilities on this tune.

Over the years Spain has become one of my favorite tunes to play on gigs and jam sessions. And I’ve played it the world over.

Because this is a tune I've loved playing for 2 decades, I’ve put together this study guide to give you that same positive jamming experience in your playing.

I know you’ll love learning and playing Spain as much as I did, and still do. Grab your guitar, dial in your favorite tone, and let’s go play!

What You Get With the Spain Study Guide


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 jamming 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 No Greater Love and learn new material and essential jazz building blocks.

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

What Spain 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?

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?

Spain gives you the tools you need to sound like a real jazz guitarist over this classic standard. You learn to solo, comp, and dive into essential jazz concepts and techniques. Everything you need to play this tune 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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  • Authentic jazz soloing concepts.
  • Easy to play samba chords.
  • Jazz soloing vocab for every level.
  • Learn by playing with Matt.

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