Wave Premium Study Guide

Master an Essential Bossa Nova Jazz Standard

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The best way to learn jazz is to learn to play jazz standards.

This is because songs teach you musical concepts and your favorite tunes at the same time.

With this approach, you learn essential jazz concepts and a song to play for yourself, friends, or at a jam session at the same time.

That's a massive win-win in the practice room.


While working on standards is essential, it's hard to know where to start when learning tunes.

This is where the Wave Premium Study Guide comes into play.

Everything you need to master your favorite tunes is found in this essential, fun, and engaging study guide.

Chords, voice leading, soloing concepts, authentic Brazilian rhythms, and more are all ready for you to grab your guitar and dive in.

What You Learn with the Wave Premium Study Guide

  • Harmonic Analysis
  • Transcription Exercises
  • Guide Tones for Comping
  • Bossa Comping Pattern 1
  • Bossa Comping Pattern 2
  • Chromatic Ornaments
  • Guide Tones for Soloing
  • Arpeggios for Soloing
  • Scales for Soloing
  • Soloing Study - Stan Getz Lines
  • Chord Study - Melodic Comping
  • Transcription Answer
  • Extended Arpeggios
  • Dim7 Lines
  • Short ii V Vocabulary
  • Pentatonic Scales for Soloing
  • Joe Pass Style Solo
  • Tritone Subs Over Wave
  • Voice Leading Comping
  • Voice Leading Soloing
  • Bb7-A7alt Soloing Shortcut
  • Piano Style Soloing
  • Matt's Favorite Wave Warm Up
  • And More!

What You Get With the Wave Premium Study Guide

  • All Expanded Study Guide Lessons, Audio, and Backing Tracks.
  • 5 Video Lessons with Downloadable PDFs and Backing Tracks.
  • Bonus Soloing Warm Up Video Lesson.
  • Easy to Understand Concepts and Exercises.
  • And Much More!

Note: To avoid copyright issues, the melody is not included in these eBooks.


This course, along with our past and new courses, is included in our Jazz Standards Membership Program!

New course every month - $12/month!

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"Just went through videos for the first time. This a great format. For me it is much more effective than just the study guide! Way to go!!! Very nice to have the track and pdf right there to practice after viewing lesson."

- Frank

Course Curriculum

"Have been playing guitar for 40 years and when I play jazz it would be something that I would mimic from other artist. Matt’s study guides break everything down and analyze in away that is easy to understand. Using ideas from the guides I feel my playing is getting more original and it’s more fun than just copying licks from recordings. If I have questions or need help Matt has always been in touch. A great venue for learning jazz guitar."

- Charlie

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Can I download the files for each chapter?
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 course 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.
How long should I practice each chapter?
Work on each chapter for at least 1 week. When you feel comfortable with the material, it's not perfect but you're doing well, you can move on to the next chapter. If you don't feel ready after 1 month on a chapter, move forward anyway and see how you do with that new material.