In this Yesterdays lesson, you:
- Learn Wes Montgomery chord shapes.
- Comp over a Yesterdays jam track.
- Explore jazz rhythms and picking.
- Add Wes chromatic chords.
- And more...
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Full Yesterdays Course Listing
This study guide covers every essential element of Yesterdays. Complete with PDF, Mp3 downloads, and video lessons. View the full course contents below.
Learn the ins and outs of Yesterdays including the key, form, progression, and more.
Wes Montgomery Chords
Learn the exact chords Wes used over Yesterdays, and other similar standards, as you expand your jazz comping vocabulary.
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Solo Guitar Chords
Don't have a jam partner or a full band to play with? No problem, these chords are excellent for solo comping and jamming in duo and other bassless situations.
Blues Scales for Soloing
While it's not a 12-bar blues tune, Yesterdays is has a very bluesy vibe. Because of this, the blues scale is an essential part of any Yesterdays solo.
Coltrane Soloing Patterns
Make soloing over Yesterdays easy with these 5 classic John Coltrane soloing patterns for fast moving chord changes.
Learn a full chorus of Yesterdays by ear. Level up your ear training and soloing voabulary at the same time.
Wes Montgomery Solo
Play a full solo over Yesterdays using classic Wes Montgomery vocabulary as you learn from the master in your practice room.
What You Learn With the Yesterdays Study Guide
Sound like a real jazz guitarist in your solos with easy vocabulary.
- Easy scale shapes.
- Arpeggios for every chord.
- Classic jazz lines.
- Matt's inside soloing tips.
- Much more…
The exact chords you need to comp with confidence.
- Wes style chords.
- Solo guitar chords.
- Chromatic devices.
- Rhythm and picking patterns.
- Much more…
Jazz Jam Skills
Solidify your jazz foundation through creativity.
- Learn solos by ear.
- 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.
The Yesterdays Study Guide is for you if...
Wes Mongtomery Fan
...you love listening to Wes Montgomery and are ready to study his playing style.
- Wes chords and techniques.
- Wes soloing devices.
- Full Yesterdays Wes solo.
Jazz Guitar Vets
...you’re a jazz guitar vet looking to sharpen your skills and have fun in the practice room.
- Reinforce jazz fundamentals.
- Explore new jazz concepts.
- Get a new tune under your belt.
New to Jazz Guitar
...you’ve new jazz guitar and are 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 Yesterdays Story
Yesterdays is one of the first jazz standards I ever learned, and Wes’ solo is one of the first jazz guitar solos I ever played along with a record.
I loved playing that solo with Wes. His lines were silky smooth, and I stole every phrase to use in my own improvisations. You can still hear those lines in my playing.
Because Yesterdays has a special place in my heart, and Wes is still one of my favorite players, I’ve put together this study guide to give you that same positive learning experience.
I know you’ll love learning this tune and studying Wes’ concepts as much as I did, and still do. Grab your guitar and let’s go play!
What You Get With the Yesterdays Study Guide
Multimedia lessons to make it easy to play no matter where you are in your development.
- Video lessons.
- Mp3 Audio downloads.
- 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 Yesterdays and learn new material as you dig into essential jazz building blocks.
- Chord diagrams.
- Scale and arpeggios.
- Soloing vocabulary.
- Much more…
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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
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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?
Yesterdays 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 Wes Montgomery concepts and techniques. Everything you need to play Yesterdays 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?
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