Join Jake for his first Mike’s Master Class, “Making the Changes – Translating the Jazz Language on Guitar”.  Jake will cover substitute changes, inside/outside playing and chromatics.  This class is 2 hours long.

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Making The Changes - Translating the Jazz Language on Guitar
Making The Changes – Translating the Jazz Language on Guitar 01:47:00

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  1. 5

    The best and the most practical approach I’ve even seen. Part I is about how to create long jazz lines by connecting target tone with embellishment note, plus the concept of 4 note cell is already worth the price. Part II is all about substitution, a little bit too difficult for me, but very intuitive and inspiring.

  2. Great


    Great for getting the bebop language happening

  3. 5

    Great lesson from Jake. He´s a great player, and teacher. The great thing about his lesson he goes straight to the point in a very simple way, very easy to understand. This lesson is very inspiring.

  4. 5

    Please make more video’s like this!!, with more exercises and ideas of how to practice such as connecting the dots.

  5. 5

    Jake confirms what Hal Galper said in his xcellent book "FORWARD MOTION" on targettin chordal notes on 1 n 3 beat of e bar to create nice lines in your solo…He solved e mystery of playin over a static Cmi7 by injectin a dose of "wat u hear Harmonically for e moment"..dats wat George Benson xplain in his DVD..PAR XCELLENT…GREAT JOB….

  6. 5

    Jake is a great player and an excellent teacher. He takes the material, which can be quite complex, and breaks it down to manageable chunks. I have been playing jazz for 12 years and I still found many, many things in this class that I enjoyed and learned from. Check it out!

  7. 5

    A lot of bang for the buck! I am finding these lessons to be very similar in quality to one-on-one lessons, and for the $30, this lesson delivers the equivalent of at least two to three lessons in content. Jake’s approach to developing improvisational skill is very methodical and helpful. I look forward to his other offerings.

  8. 5

    Jakes masterclass is in a word, fantastic. It is jam packed with information , communicated in excellent fashion , and full of really good examples of all the ideas and concepts that he presents. This class covers all the material essential to taking your playing to the highest level. I spent a long time transcribing examples to each of the concepts that he presented here. It was the next best thing to going to New York and taking 8 or 10 private lessons with him. What I love about Jake’s style is his ability to combine the traditional approach of the blues language and all the modern sounds together. He is truly one of the great players of today with an effortless right hand. There is so much to be learned from this masterclass and would highly recommend it to anyone.
    Allen Ayers May 12 2007

  9. 5

    A fascinating masterclass were Jake demonstrates how to get to the essence of jazz improvisation. No scales, no licks (though he seems to know a lot of them). In my opinion, Jake shows a path to become a real improviser and find one’s own voice. Those who know Jimmy Bruno’s approach ("No Nonsense Jazz Guitar")will love this material.

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