Jazz Standards Volume 2 Acoustic Guitar 5 Pack
Jazz Standards Volume 2 includes many of our most advanced lessons, including Charlie Parker’s Blues For Alice, Django’s Minor Swing, and pieces covered by many bands and vocalists like Fly Me To The Moon, Stella By Starlight and Footprints.
A solid base of theory and jazz chords is recommended before jumping into this set
Max Rich’s detailed explanations will take you through both the chord progressions and melodies, and even a bit of improvising along the way.
Lesson 1: Minor Swing, Jazz Guitar Lesson
This epic Django Reinhardt song is one that will challenge virtually every aspect of your playing.
Not only is it musically and harmonically complex but the techniques the gypsy jazz players employ will create a few hurdles for you to master, once you’ve got them under you fingers they will improve your playing by leaps and bounds!
Lesson 2: Blues for Alice - Jazz Guitar Lesson
Charlie Parker is known as the Godfather of jazz saxophone, and this amazing song is a great opportunity for you to catch a glimpse of how he viewed melody and harmony. In this lesson not only will you learn the chords and the sax melody but youвЂ™ll also get the inside scoop on how the two are related.
By learning how to analyze the harmony you can simplify the chord structure in your head, allowing you much more freedom t improvise and play freely.
Lesson 3: Footprints - Jazz Guitar Lesson
Footprints is one of the most commonly played and immensely popular jazz songs. Written by Wayne Shorter, it is considered a jazz waltz, meaning it’s in 3/4 time signature. In addition to that, it utilizes a blues progression with a very different and exotic turnaround.
If your looking to challenge yourself with a lesson that will advance your ability as a player while simultaneously being a ton of fun to play, than look no further!
Lesson 4: Fly Me To The Moon - Jazz Standard Guitar Lesson
A jazz standard, popularized by Frank Sinatra, Fly Me To The Moon takes simple chords you probably already know, and a fairly easy melody and combines them to offer you an amazing practice tool.
This lesson will bring you tips and tricks on playing this tune on solo guitar and offer insight into creating your own arrangements of jazz standards.
Lesson 5: Stella by Starlight - Guitar Lesson
This lesson is for you jazz players out there who are interested in expanded your knowledge base of harmony and its relationship to melody.
This tune covers a lot of ground as far as the chords are concerned, ranging from typical dominant 7 chords to complex extended chords. All of these are set against a foreground of a relatively simplistic melody, the hallmark of jazz…simple melodies and complex chords.
By the end of this lesson you’ll not only have a greater understanding and appreciation for harmony and melody but you’ll also be able to play this famous jazz standard note for note!