This lesson is designed to set you on the road to playing chordal swing and jazz guitar with the freedom of an accomplished improvisor. It can help you hold a large repertoire of chords in your head, without recourse to “chord dictionaries” or other written material, and to then learn how these chords go together into sequences commonly found in swing and jazz standards and other music of the past century and beyond.
Material covered includes:
- The simple “240 chord” exercise: 3 minutes a day to develop a great chord repertoire.
- The five stringsets for 4 note chord voicings.
- The 3 basic chord families; how they work with each other, and how the art of “chord substitution” provides an infinite amount of variability.
- The 3 most common systems of chord progression and their variations.
- How to start applying this material to actual tunes.