Fred Sokolow – Playing and Understanding Jazz Guitar
Oct 16 2015
Jazz is one of the most challenging and satisfying styles of music you can play on the guitar. This video lesson presents a very clear and thorough introduction to jazz guitar. You will study all the licks, chords, scales and theory that you will need to know to get started. In this 75 minute lesson, Fred Sokolow shows you:
Chord construction and chord types, including inversions and diminished chords Scalewise progressions and how to use them Circle-of-fifths progressions and how to play and recognize them Chord comping, chord soloing and playing single-note solos to standards like I Got Rhythm, Honeysuckle Rose and Watch What Happens How to improvise solos using scales and chord-based licks How to solo over II-V-I standard changes.
Playing and Understanding Jazz Guitar – great intro to jazz guitar: easy, relaxed instruction, clear explanations of scalewise chord progression, chord construction, and soloing (improvising using either single note or chord based approaches). There are some good tunes to learn and practice with good chord diagrams and tab.
If you know your chords well and understand basic music theory and simple chord progressions, this is an excellent DVD. It’s definitely not for beginners but it’s not as advanced as the Joe Pass and Tuck Andress lessons (which are excellent but very advanced).
Running time: 75 min
Video: MPEG2 6621 kbps 720×480, NTSC, 4:3, 29 fps
Audio: AC-3, 192 kbit/sec, 2 ch, 48 KHz
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 4 Gb