Learn the Art of Improvisation via Skype Jazz Guitar Lessons. Study the great jazz standards as well as modern compositions, learn how to improvise fluently, accompany other musicians and also play solo chord arrangements. You can now study worldwide from any country and without ever leaving the comfort of your own home. Skype video calls are completely free and all you need to begin studying jazz guitar is a webcam, a broadband connection and of course your guitar. Discounted lesson packages are also now available for longer term musical study.
Find out more details below about my Skype Jazz Guitar Lessons.
(btw – If you aren’t a jazz player, but would still like Skype guitar lessons, please send me an e-mail via the Contact page, as I do also teach other styles of electric guitar playing)
Skype Jazz Guitar Lessons - Details
General Lesson Information
I conduct all my Skype jazz guitar lessons in a very friendly and supportive manner. These guitar lessons are all designed to help you progress quickly and within a proven and effective program of musical study.
All the Skype jazz guitar lessons are of one hour’s duration and are fully supported by clear printed PDF notes and MP3 backing tracks.
(see below for two examples)
I also offer email support (between lessons) if you have any questions relating directly to the lesson material we’ve discussed.
You will need a good (and stable) broadband internet connection and the free Skype software to connect with me. You can obtain it here: Skype
Once you have signed up for a lesson (or a package of Skype jazz guitar lessons) we will exchange Skype contact details in advance of the first session. I also request that students commit to either weekly or fortnightly lessons if they are on a (discounted) package deal.
I will arrange a time and day for our Skype jazz guitar lessons in advance with you. I will also maintain this day/time for you whenever possible, however please note that I teach a large number of regular students and I may not always be able to keep to exactly the same day and time during busy periods.
You are also welcome to record entire Skype guitar lessons (Skype now has an in-built recording facility) provided this is only for personal use.
Please also read the full terms and conditions for my Skype guitar lessons in the PDF lower down on this page.
Unfortunately, I don’t teach complete beginners currently, so some prior knowledge of basic chord forms, scales and arpeggios would be helpful for you to gain the maximum benefit from these lessons.
In some cases, I may also ask for a brief recording of your playing before we begin lessons.
As regards equipment for Skype jazz guitar lessons, I would recommend you having an amplifier available for you to play through (during the lesson) and if possible, a means by which to play along with an MP3 backing track. This could be an MP3 player or even a smartphone.
I have indicated some areas of potential study below for jazz guitar students (of different levels of ability) should you wish to have an idea in advance of what might be covered in the Skype guitar lessons. Depending on an individual’s existing playing standard, this list can however be easily modified.
If you have any questions about the Skype jazz guitar lessons, please feel free to contact me via the Contact page. I’ll be happy to answer any queries you might have about my Skype guitar lessons.
Skype Jazz Guitar Lessons - Areas of Study
Beginner Jazz Guitarists
Intermediate Jazz Guitarists
Advanced Jazz Guitarists
Beginner topics may include:
- Easy Jazz Standards
- The II V I progressions
- Drop 2 and 3 chord forms
- Jazz rhythm and time-feel
- Basic scales and arpeggios
- Chord melody essentials
- Learning songs
- Learning the fingerboard
- Jazz blues progressions
- Chord extensions and alterations
- Understanding Jazz chord symbols
- Guide tone playing
- Basics of chord substitution
- Chord/Scale theory
Intermediate topics may include:
- More Jazz Standards
- Turnarounds and Cycles
- More extended and altered chords
- Time-feel, swing and groove
- Symmetrical scales
- Approach notes and chromatics
- Jazz language and vocabulary
- Using modes correctly
- The Bebop scales
- Pentatonic scales in Jazz
- Fixed note groupings
- Solo guitar and chord melody playing
- Chord on chord substitutions
- Quartal Harmony
Advanced topics may include:
- Advanced Jazz Repertoire
- Coltrane Cycles
- Modern voicings for the II V I
- Triads over Bass Notes
- Advanced rhythmic concepts
- Alternative scales for improvisation
- Transcription analysis
- Using motifs in soloing
- Advanced chord melody playing
- Using clusters and set intervals
- Advanced chord substitution
- Triad pairs and hexatonics
- Transcription analysis/projects
- Playing outside of the harmony
Skype Jazz Guitar Lessons - Packages and Pricing 2020
Skype Jazz Guitar Lessons - Terms and Conditions 2020
Attached below is a PDF copy of my current (2020) terms and conditions for Skype Jazz Guitar Lessons. Please read this document carefully before purchasing any lesson packages as it represents the full terms conditions regarding all my online music teaching. I will only accept students who have read and accepted these terms and conditions first. Click the text below to read the T & C PDF file.