Jam of the Week

Live Guitar Course: Improve Your Playing with New Material

One of the best things you can do as a musician is consistently take on new material. When doing so, you take on new ideas and improve your playing by either learning a specific part or maybe even coming up with your own. That’s why during Jam of the Week, I’ll not only give you beginner, intermediate and advanced parts that could work over the progression so that everyone has something to play regardless of what level you’re at, but I’ll also explain how l arrived at the parts as well as give you ideas for other ways to interpret the progression so you’ll know what to do at your next jam session! Just in case jam sessions are ever a thing again ;)

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Week 1

04/23/2020 at 8pm

One Chord Rock Jam

For week one of “Jam of the Week”, I figured we’d ease in with a one chord rocking jam with sort of a Rage Against the Machine/Black Keys vibe from my course “Riffs Rule”. Technically one chord isn’t a progression, but you have to start somewhere and there’s a lot of fun things you can do with just one chord!

Week 2

04/30/2020 at 8pm

Two Chord Reggae Jam

Week two? Perfect time for a two chord Reggae jam. Although there’s only two chords at a relaxed tempo, that just means it leaves you a lot of space to work with!

Week 3

05/07/2020 at 8pm

Alabamin' Lakes Revisited

This week we’ll take on a progression similar to last week’s (just with a IV chord and up a whole step) from another track I created for “Riffs Rule” in the vain of the Alabama Shakes/Lake Street Dive.

Week 4

05/14/2020 at 8pm

Classic Funk Jam

It doesn’t matter whether you call it a “ii-V” or a “i-IV”, this basic funk progression demoed in a track from my last course, “Jazz Beginnings,” is essential for anyone who wants to jam with others. This week we’ll talk about some 7th chord voicings and just let you rip with your favorite pentatonic positions with a hidden note.

Week 5

05/21/2020 at 8pm

Country Jam

Week five’s Jam of the Week is a jam in the key of country from the same pentatonic lick pack that week two’s track came from. Not too many surprises to the progression, but it does have a flat major 3 chord which is always a great choice when wanting a simple progression to sound a little more gritty.

Week 6

05/28/2020 at 8pm

Americana Jam

One part Americana, one part rock, this week’s jam has three chords, so you better bring the truth!

Week 7

06/04/2020 at 8pm

Straight Chillin'

Yet another track from my last pentatonic lick pack, this week we’ll deal with a soulful track composed with 7th chords and figure out creative ways to voice them using just triads!

Week 8

06/11/2020 at 8pm

Swingin' a Blues

This week’s jam is the most common progression you’ll ever encounter. Also taken from my last course, “Jazz Beginnings”, “The Get Down” is a swinging Blues in G with plenty of room to stretch out and have fun!

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