An in-depth analysis of modern jazz guitar single-note soloing techniques.


Modern Jazz Guitar Complete Series

“Well-structured, detailed course with many inspiring examples. Lots of material to chew on, including many concepts I hadn’t seen covered in any other guitar instructional videos. I recommend it!”

“These classes are loaded with useful concepts that can open up new doors in a musicians development.”

Modern Jazz Guitar Part 2, Melody, covers:

  • in-depth analysis of modern jazz guitar single-note soloing techniques
  • examination of a standard chord progression (chord changes from “All the Things You Are”) and brief overview of basic chord/scale analysis techniques and common substitute sounds
  • practical 2-notes-per-string arpeggio fingerings for increased range when outlining chord tones and substitute sounds
  • use of three-part-4th or suspended triad structures for generating new melodic material, with exercises for gaining fluency
  • use of four-part-4th or 7sus4 chord structures for generating new melodic material, with exercises for gaining fluency
  • other multiple interval structures, with exercises applied to major, melodic minor, and diminished scales, plus ideas for generating your own licks and patterns from the material
  • arpeggio and melodic patterns using odd-numbered groupings of notes, with exercises for gaining fluency taken diatonically through the major scale
  • examples of triad pairs and discussion of uses
  • in-depth exploration of the augmented scale, including scale fingerings and intervallic patterns for gaining fluency
  • discussion of three-note and four-note chords contained within the augmented scale with examples of licks generated from these structures, as well as ideas for generating your own material
  • in-depth discussion of the harmonic major scale, with examples of the basic harmonies with their upper extensions and the harmonies they create
  • multiple exercises that take material from previous examples and convert them to harmonic major, with ideas and suggestions for musical application
  • discussion of pentatonic scales, including major, minor (1,2,b3,5,6), and pentatonic b6, with suggestions for ways to use them
  • multiple etudes using “All the Things” chord changes that demonstrate the musical application of all the material discussed
  • examples of licks and patterns in the style of several modern jazz guitarists including Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jonathan Kreisberg, Ben Monder, and John Stowell
  • backing MP3 play-along tracks used in the video for all examples and etudes included
  • running time: 119 minutes
  • includes 28 pages of written examples and exercises

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Class Content

Modern Jazz Guitar - Part II
Modern Jazz Guitar – Part II 01:59:00

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  1. 5

    Tom is one of the finest educators/guitarists going. His courses are pure gold and offer a lifetimes worth of study. What an absolute treasure trove…. these lessons are just awesome. The care taken in assembling the copious supplemental material is the icing on the cake. For a self-directed, motivated learner – these lessons are the equivalent of a first class music school education. But there is no hand-holding here: put in the time and you’ll get results. But if you’re unwilling to do that, don’t waste your time. This is serious knowledge for tbe serious student.

  2. 5

    After finishing the jazz harmony series i started with this series and i have to say that this series is a must. Tom works clear and systematic. All players would benefit from these classes. I thought i had knowledge, i thought i could play, boy was i wrong. The Jazz guitar harmony and modern series both have helpd me immproved far beyond i could have expected. Tom doesnt do magic! but he has changed the way i approuch things and how i look at my freatboard. This specific class i had fun with. The arpeggios, the 4 part 4 triads etc. are an amazing addition to my vocabulary. I didnt know what to do with the Augmented and the Harmonic major, these parts where not enough for me due to me not having any knowledge of them. I skipped the last 2 pages but i really loved the sound of both so ill be looking in to both much more, maybe do the Harmonic major class Tom has.

    On a side note:
    My former teacher would have split 1 class of tom in 15 or more lessons at a??30,- each. Here you get so much for so little. So yes its a quite dry video and to the point, but you dont want it any other way. I need it to be systematic and to the point.

  3. 5

    Tom explains everything in detail, leaves nothing out. Super well organized. AWESOME! Thank you so much!!

  4. 3

    Sorry Tom, but this was poorly recorded. Poor video and can hardly hear the audio. Also, too many assumptions. I am finding these classes are interesting however, incomplete. There should be absolutely no assumptions on my previous knowledge of chord inversions and scales etc.. This is what you are here for. Do not leave nothing out. Much has been left out, assuming that I am supposed to know this or that. sorry Tom.

  5. 5

    Well-structured, detailed course with many inspiring examples. Lots of material to chew on, including many concepts I hadn’t seen covered in any other guitar instructional videos. I recommend it!

  6. 5

    These classes are loaded with useful concepts that can open up new doors in a musicians development.

  7. 5

    Tom si a perfect teachers . Very clear, fresh , amazing, for Who wants to learn a new jazz ideas…. Hi from Italy, your new friend
    Fulvio. Great Tom

  8. 5

    i have continued to be inspired by the modern sound and Tom’s classes really show how to approach a modern sound in a way that is easy to grasp. he explains things very clearly and his approach to learning the material does not over complicate, making achieving a modern sound very graspable. thank you Tom for another fantastic class!

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