Hello Jazz Guitar World
Welcome to the new jazz guitar blog format for the jazzguitarlegend.com community. I have been working behind the scenes to build a truly unique jazz guitar learning community. Like everything new there are always challenges and things to overcome. So thank you for sticking with us as we build the community platform and help people to play jazz guitar.
When we started the site in 2011, we really just had a dream to help as many people as possible to learn jazz guitar. I have taught people for many years and felt frustrated with the limitations of teaching people one on one. The idea for jazzguitarlegend.com was born shortly after this realization. What if I could get my knowledge down on video? Maybe I could teach 10’s if not 100’s more people via the internet. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not taking credit for coming up with with idea of teaching jazz guitar online. There are many great sites out there with good content.
But what makes us different from the pack? I would have to say that the number one thing would be that jazzguitarlegend.com isn’t just a content site, it’s more than that, it is a site designed by you!
I know that sounds a bit far fetched but it’s the truth. We want to create a learning experience designed by and for the student. There is no use in building something that no one wants right? So here we are at stage one and as the site gains momentum many things will change and improve as the community evolves.
Here are few ideas that we are considering. Please feel free to comment if any of these sound interesting to you.
1. We are developing a Jazz Fundamentals course with up to 40 lessons. These will be for the people who are new to jazz guitar and want to get started straight away. They will also be for existing players who have some knowledge of jazz guitar but want to learn quickly how to play jazz guitar lines. These will feature major, minor and dominant ‘basic’ chord comps with easy to follow jazz lines (or licks, not really a fan of licks!). These will be accompanied by up to three jam along track to practice at different tempos. We are shooting 10 of these videos this weekend for release in about a month.
2. Due to some requests in the community I will be developing some masterclass lessons also. These are going to be heavy lessons for people who are wanting to learn at the higher level. To be honest this is the material that really excites me so I am looking forward to recording these.
3. As already promised we are rolling out jazz standards monthly. I hope you enjoyed the free and premium content for the lesson “Autumn Leaves” we had a really good response to this material and we are looking forward to working through the list of songs that have been provided by the community.
Thats about all for now. Thanks for taking the time to read this!
PPS: I hope you had the chance to check the recent gig video with the Alan Brown trio (audio is average but you get the idea!).
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