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Jazz Basics
Jazz Basics
Jazz guitar playing is filled with tremendously rich sounding chords. Jazz uses a lot of color tones beyond the normal 3-note triad based chords, like sevenths, ninths, and thirteenths. These extra notes and extra harmony are what give Jazz guitar chords such a rich and complex sound. The 15 chords in this lesson are a few of the basic building blocks for much of Jazz guitar chord playing.

This lesson covers…

• Major Seventh Chords
• Minor Seventh Chords
• Dominant Seventh Chords
• Ninths, Elevenths, & Thirteenth Chords

These chord forms offer a good foundation into Jazz guitar chords. They give you a great musical palette to create some rich Jazz guitar sounds. Grab your guitar and let’s get started! - Steve Krenz


Steve plays a Gibson Custom L-5 CT in this lesson.



Steve Krenz
    Steve Krenz

As an instructor, Steve is best known for the top-selling guitar instruction course, Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar. He has helped thousands of students in over 95 countries across the globe to learn, improve, and master the guitar.

Steve's performing experience covers a large gamut, from playing guitar with the symphony orchestra, to jazz big bands, to performing with Grammy-winning artists like Donna Summer, Michael W. Smith, The Fifth Dimension, Israel Houghton, and Tommy Sims (producer, renowned bass player for Bruce Springsteen and co-writer of Eric Clapton's Grammy-winning song "Change the World").

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Gibson's Learn and Master Guitar Course     This Skills House Lesson was brought to you by the makers of Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar with Steve Krenz. Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar, the world's most in-depth home study course for guitar. Developed in partnership with Legacy Learning Systems, this 20-DVD course takes beginning players from the ultra-basics of guitar all the way through advanced skills training. It is truly years' worth of training in a single box, all presented in a simple step-by-step progression that anyone can follow on their path toward mastering the guitar. The Learn & Master Guitar course received the 2011 Acoustic Guitar Magazine Player’s Choice GOLD Award for outstanding guitar instructional materials. Steve is also the author of the Learn & Master Blues Guitar DVD course with Legacy Learning Systems. For more information, go here!
 


Lesson Details
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Genres:
Jazz
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