Jazz Guitar with Jane

In this lesson series, you will be exploring the world of Jazz guitar with Jane Miller.

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Jane Miller explains everything you need to know about Jazz guitar. Assuming some prior theory knowledge, Jane jumps right into the information that will get you playing in no time.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Interview with Jane Miller

This exciting interview takes a close look at the playing and teaching of Jane Miller. Learn about her influences, some jazz recommendations, and her musical experience.

Length: 43:05 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Lesson 2

Introductory Lesson

Jane Miller talks about her new jazz series and provides a couple quick tips to get you started.

Length: 9:03 Difficulty: 1.0 Member Only
Lesson 3

Hand Warm-ups

Jane Miller explains the importance of hand stretches and warm-up exercises.

Length: 4:06 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Lesson 4

Jazz and Blues

Jane explains the chord changes used in a 12 bar jazz style blues.

Length: 17:30 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 5

Soloing Over the Blues

Jane Miller shares some fun ideas about soloing over a 12 bar blues.

Length: 22:08 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 6

The ii-V-I Progression

Jane talks more about the ii-V-I progression and how to work it into your jazz playing.

Length: 7:25 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 7

Tensions on Chords

Jane Miller shares some valuable thoughts regarding chord tensions.

Length: 20:10 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 8

Melodic Minor Scales

Jane provides an introductory lesson on the melodic minor scale.

Length: 2:44 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 9

Melodic Minor Scales Application

Jane explains how the melodic minor scale and its corresponding modes are used in jazz melodies.

Length: 18:09 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 10

Movable Chord Forms

Jane takes a look at movable chord forms played on the treble strings.

Length: 20:39 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 11

Movable Chord Forms Continued

Jane Miller expands on her discussion of movable chord forms and how they apply to jazz.

Length: 19:18 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 12

Groove & Rhythm

Jane Miller shares a wonderful lesson about the importance of rhythm.

Length: 7:58 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 13

Rhythm Part 2

Jane Miller explores more rhythm and groove with another lesson using the metronome.

Length: 7:40 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 14

Rhythm Part 3

Jane Miller continues her discussion on rhythm and using a metronome.

Length: 6:15 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 15

Daily Practice

Jane Miller concludes her discussion on metronomes and forming daily practice routines.

Length: 10:27 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 16

Right Hand Techniques

Jane Miller dives into her first lesson on right hand techniques.

Length: 3:58 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 17

Right Hand Part 2

Jane Miller dives right into part 2 of her Right Hand Techniques mini-series.

Length: 5:00 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 18

Right Hand Part 3

Jane Miller talks about fingerstyle playing exclusively in the third installment of Right Hand Techniques.

Length: 18:05 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 19

Drop 2 Voicings

Jane Miller explores drop 2 voicings in this lesson.

Length: 18:06 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 20

Bargain Chord

Jane Miller talks about a "bargain chord" in this lesson. Learn what a bargain chord is and how it can be applied to your playing.

Length: 15:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 21

Chord Solos

Jane Miller talks about chord solos in part one of this fascinating mini-series.

Length: 18:43 Difficulty: 2.5 Free Sample Lesson from this Series!
Lesson 22

Chord Solos Part 2

Jane Miller explores another aspect of chord solos in part two of this fun topic.

Length: 6:27 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 23

Chord Solos Part 3

Jane Miller concludes her discussion on chord solos.

Length: 13:59 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 24

Latin Grooves

Jane Miller explores some common Latin vamps in this lesson.

Length: 10:49 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 25

Repertoire Practice

Jane Miller shares her insights on the topic of practice versus repertoire practice.

Length: 7:39 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Lesson 26

Song Demonstrations: Bedtime Story

Jane Miller plays an original song called "Bedtime Story" that showcases techniques discussed in earlier lessons such as the use of open strings and Bossa Nova comping.

Length: 4:19 Difficulty: 1.0 Member Only
Lesson 27

Song Demonstrations: Free Alongside Ship

Jane demonstrates another original song called "Free Alongside Ship" that uses techniques learned in previous lessons.

Length: 3:00 Difficulty: 1.0 Member Only
Lesson 28

The Other Room

Jane Miller shares an original tuned called "The Other Room." Similar to songs taught in the past few lessons, "The Other Room" showcases techniques that Jane taught earlier in the series. See if you can catch them while watching.

Length: 4:55 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 29

Diminished Chords & Scales

Jane Miller takes a look at diminished chords in this lesson. She also touches on diminished scales and their relationship with diminished and dominant chords.

Length: 11:36 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 30

Diminished Chords: Inversions

Jane Miller continues her discussion on diminished chords. In this lesson, she touches on their inversions and how they can be used in chord progressions.

Length: 11:43 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 31

Diminished Scales

Jane Miller changes gears and talks about diminished scales that go along with the diminished chords you learned.

Length: 12:48 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 32

Substitutions

Jane Miller touches on making diminished 7th chords a substitution for dominant 7th chords.

Length: 15:38 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 33

Diminished Scales Continued

Jane Miller returns to the subject of diminished scales. This time she explains how they fit in with the chord substitutions you learned about in the last lesson.

Length: 14:28 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 34

Arpeggios

Jane Miller starts explaining arpeggios. In continuation of the last couple of lessons, she starts with diminished 7th chord arpeggios.

Length: 10:07 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 35

Arpeggios Part 2

Jane Miller continues her discussion on arpeggios in this lesson. This time around, she focuses on major 7th chord arpeggios.

Length: 9:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 36

Arpeggios Part 3

In continuation of her last lesson, Jane Miller discusses another use for major 7th arpeggios.

Length: 8:50 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 37

Arpeggios Part 4

Jane Miller gives a few more examples of using major 7th arpeggios against minor chords and explains how you can better incorporate them into your playing.

Length: 14:45 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 38

Major 6th Chords

In this lesson, Jane Miller talks about major 6th chords and their relationship with minor 7th chords.

Length: 8:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 39

Scales & Patterns

Jane Miller talks about scales & patterns in this lesson. She addresses some popular questions including how to improve the melodic element of your improvisation.

Length: 10:10 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 40

Scales & Patterns Part 2

Jane Miller revisits her last lesson and explains how to apply major scales.

Length: 7:24 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 41

Scales & Patterns Part 3

Jane Miller continues her lessons about scales & patterns with a discussion on the pentatonic scale.

Length: 14:43 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 42

Scales & Patterns Part 4

Jane Miller continues her discussion of the pentatonic scale and its patterns. She talks about how to start applying some of the lines you learned in the previous lesson.

Length: 13:36 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 43

The Whole Tone Scale

Jane Miller talks about the whole tone scale. This scale consists entirely of whole steps.

Length: 13:41 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 44

The Chromatic Scale

Now that you've learned all about the diminished and whole tone scales, Jane Miller discusses the chromatic scale.

Length: 9:21 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 45

Chromatic Scale Part 2

Jane Miller continues her discussion of the chromatic scale with a great exercise to help you practice dynamics.

Length: 6:58 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 46

Dynamics & Improvising

Jane Miller continues her discussion on dynamics in this lesson. She invites you to think about volume as a way to add feeling or catch attention while improvising.

Length: 7:01 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 47

Bass Lines

Jane Miller discusses bass lines in this lesson. She begins by explaining how you can get a bass line going by itself first. Then, she explains how to add in chord voicings.

Length: 15:53 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 48

Upper Structure Triads

Jane Miller begins a discussion on upper structure triads. In this lesson, Jane refers to the top part of a major 7th chord as well as added tensions.

Length: 12:37 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 49

Upper Structure Triads Part 2

Jane Miller continues her discussion of upper structure triads.

Length: 15:14 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 50

Upper Structure Triads Part 3

Jane Miller picks up where she left off in her last lesson and shares a great technique that will provide you with some new comping options.

Length: 4:58 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 51

Upper Structure Triads Part 4

Jane Miller concludes her discussion of upper structure triads. In this lesson, she helps you turn the E minor triad you have been using into a G major triad.

Length: 9:29 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 52

Lydian Mode

Jane Miller changes gears and focuses on the E Lydian mode in this lesson.

Length: 13:31 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 53

You Are Many Things

For the next portion of her Jazz series, Jane focuses on a tune called "You Are Many Things". She uses this song as a vehicle to talk about playing jazz melodies, chord comping, playing solo arrangements and improvising.

Length: 28:17 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 54

The Melody

In this lesson, Jane talks about playing the melody for "You Are Many Things." This includes a play along segment.

Length: 9:25 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 55

Jazz Comping

Jane Miller gives some advice on comping in the context of a jazz standard. The tune "You Are Many Things" is once again used as an example.

Length: 21:34 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 56

Advanced Comping

Jane talks about advanced comping techniques for the song "You Are Many Things." By the end of this lesson you will be able to add an implied melody while comping.

Length: 20:40 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 57

Jazz Rhythm

Jane Miller provides some tips on comping with a swing feel.

Length: 14:11 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 58

Jazz Bass Lines

In this lesson, Jane talks about applying a bass line to the tune "You Are Many Things".

Length: 16:24 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 59

Chords and Bass Line Together

Jane demonstrates how to play the chords and bass line for "You Are Many Things" at the same time.

Length: 13:28 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 60

Time Signatures

Jane Miller talks about putting a song in a different time signature when creating your own arrangement. She continues using "You are Many Things" as an example.

Length: 17:54 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 61

Chord Solo

Jane Miller continues "You are Many Things" with a lesson about putting the chords and melody together.

Length: 20:02 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 62

Chord Solo Part 2

Jane Miller continues her discussion on the chord solo for "You are Many Things."

Length: 23:15 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 63

Improvising

Jane Miller continues using the song "You Are Many Things" for a lesson on improvising.

Length: 14:24 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 64

Playing from a Lead Sheet

Jane Miller talks about playing from a lead sheet by using the song "You Are Many Things" as an example.

Length: 24:11 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 65

Playing with Backing Tracks

Jane Miller tries out different aspects of the tune "You Are Many Things" against a bass track.

Length: 8:46 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 66

Playing with Backing Tracks Part 2

In her newest lesson, Jane Miller plays against a comping backing track. This is a great track to practice your bass line and melody over.

Length: 8:29 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 67

Playing with Backing Tracks Part 3

In part three, Jane Miller plays against a backing track that has both bass and comping together.

Length: 10:44 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 68

Playing with Backing Tracks Part 4

Jane Miller is back with another "You are Many Things" backing track lesson. This time she plays against a track with just the melody.

Length: 11:51 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 69

Playing with Backing Tracks Part 5

In her newest lesson, Jane Miller explains what it means to trade fours and plays against another backing track for practice.

Length: 16:09 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 70

Playing with Backing Tracks Part 6

In Jane Miller's final lesson on playing against a backing track, she talks about the idea of leaving space. You will learn how limiting yourself will help you be more concise in your playing.

Length: 13:17 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only