Alex Skolnick is world-renowned for creating an unprecedented blend of metal and traditional jazz. On his first-ever instructional program, Alex shares his perspectives and secrets for conquering jazz Guitar. Using basic blues progressions, he guides you through jazz concepts and demonstrates how to follow progressions by targeting chord tones, triads, embellishments, modes and jazz patterns.
Learn to apply techniques like upper chord extensions, chromaticism, jazz licks, and to add Bossa Nova, swing, 6/8 time and waltz rhythmic styles to your skill set. Alex reveals how he transforms rock songs like the Scorpions' Still Loving You into a jazz composition, as well as his approach to classic standards such as Autumn Leaves. Jazz, rock and metal guitaritsts will find that this program details jazz theory and concepts which will increase your music vocabulary, repertoire and overall fluency.