Jazz Guitar Basics

Bill Bridges

Beginner

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Bill Bridges invites you to discover his jazz guitar lesson for beginners.

Jazz Guitar Basics

Bill Bridges is a consummate guitarist covering many styles and has arranged and orchestrated for many artists including Bowfire. Actually, he has composed several beautiful pieces for Bowfire such as Aire and Lazy Ray.

Bill Bridges has travelled the world playing and writing all styles of music from jazz to classical and is one of the most sought-after arrangers of symphonic music in Canada. Here, he will give you a full jazz guitar lesson for beginners who want to get the basic techniques of jazz. 

 

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The main concepts taught

Beat and Rhythm

Chords

Solo Blues

Minor and Melodic Scales

Finger and Hand Techniques

Program proposed by Bill Bridges

Welcome to the wonderful world of guitar. This method of study is for people who want to learn how to play jazz guitar. This guitar class is between theory, harmony, improvisation and composition applied to jazz style. You will discover all the guitar techniques and notions related to jazz guitar. 

 

ChapterDetailed Notions

Basic Jazz Theory Learning

Your teacher Bill Bridges introduces you the course.

Notions of beat and rhythm, chords, scales will be addressed, as well as all the necessary knowledge for the good understanding of this jazz guitar lesson.

Fingering and Basic skills

In this second chapter, you will learn the techniques related to fingers and hands. Therefore you will see the tuning pick, the hand picking, the chord and barre chord practicing.

Discover also the different types of tones such as the halftone, the octave, the bending, the vibrato, and muting.

Bill will also teach you rhythm techniques like the tri-tone and root and rhythm changes. He will give examples on bossa nova, samba and rock rhythm music pieces.

Later on this jazz guitar lesson, you will discover the harmonic minor and melodic minor scales and disminished chords.

Jam Session

In this Jam session, you will have the opportunity to practice more. You will deepen your technique in playing solo blues and doing rhythm changes.

ChapterDetailed Notions

Basic Jazz Theory Learning

Your teacher Bill Bridges introduces you the course.

Notions of beat and rhythm, chords, scales will be addressed, as well as all the necessary knowledge for the good understanding of this jazz guitar lesson.

Fingering and Basic skills

In this second chapter, you will learn the techniques related to fingers and hands. Therefore you will see the tuning pick, the hand picking, the chord and barre chord practicing.

Discover also the different types of tones such as the halftone, the octave, the bending, the vibrato, and muting.

Bill will also teach you rhythm techniques like the tri-tone and root and rhythm changes. He will give examples on bossa nova, samba and rock rhythm music pieces.

Later on this jazz guitar lesson, you will discover the harmonic minor and melodic minor scales and disminished chords.

Jam Session

In this Jam session, you will have the opportunity to practice more. You will deepen your technique in playing solo blues and doing rhythm changes.

A word from our teachers

"This course is ideal for jazz guitar beginners, and focuses on the basics of jazz guitar. Learning an instrument takes patience and it’s wise to study everything slowly and practice to the size delegate, repeating more time. We should always work slowly and increase the speed of things gradually, play clearly and smoothly."