Jazzifying Your Chords and Progressions


Chords With a Jazz Twist

Jazz players think about music very differently than other players, and chords are no different. They have specific ways of playing 7th chords that we’ll show you today!


The Ultimate Jazz Progression – ii V I

If there’s one lesson to learn when it comes to jazz guitar, this might be it. ii V I’s are all over the place in jazz and define the harmony for thousands of songs.


The Circle Progression – King of Chord Changes

The most powerful progression in all music – the circle progression. Today we’ll learn all about it and how to use it.


Play It All With Root 4 Melody Chords

In smaller jazz combos, it’s important for every member to step it up to fill out the space. For guitar players, sometimes it means playing chords and the melody together. We’ll show you how!


Ugly-Beautiful Chord Soloing

We’ve got a super cool trick to make you play with swing and swagger of Brian Setzer! It all uses minor 7 b5′s so it sounds a little off, but still awesome!


The Jazz Toolkit – Diminished Leading Chords

Creating interesting sounding but powerful jazz progressions is easy. Today we’ll show you a simple trick to create some outside the box harmonies.


Jazz Progressions – Tritone Substitutions

To make those classic jazz progressions, often players employ a neat trick called tritone substitutions. We’ll break it down and make it super simple!


Change Keys Using a ii V I

Changing keys is a great way to add some excitement to your song. We’ll show you a cool jazz trick to make the transition seamless!

Boppin Jazz Lead


7th Chord Arpeggios

Arpeggios are simply when you play the notes of a chord one at a time. They are great for soloing and a must know for every jazz player. Today we’ll show you the four main shapes!


Jazz Soloing Made Easy With Chord Tones

Soloing doesn’t have to difficult! We’ll show you a super simple way to construct a solo using chord tones that will make even a jazz newbie sound awesome!


The Bebop Scale

The bebop scale is one of the secrets behind playing those fluid, smooth jazz lines we often associate with the style. Today we’ll show you where it comes from!


Out of the Box Soloing

Jazz is known for having some out there sounds and changes, and this can be awkward to solo over. In this lesson we’ll break down an example and show how to play lead over it.