Jazz Chord Solos

Live Guitar Course: Examine the technique and theory behind the time honored tradition of Jazz Chord Solos.

We will begin with triads and the importance of using and seeing them across the fretboard. We will discuss the sixteen inversions of dominant chords and how they are vital in building and seeing Drop 2 voicings on the fretboard. We will learn some great options for major and minor ii V I progressions using Drop 2 voicings, triads, variations of the sixteen inversions and then create two chord solos using everything we have learned.

Jazz Chord Solos

Begins July 13th at 4pm

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Jazz Chord Solos Guitar Course

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Date Topic

Week 1

07/13/2020 at 4pm

Introduction to Triads

First, let's look at learning triads across the neck by way of the CAGED system. We will take a look at major, minor, augmented and diminished chords. We'll also touch on substituting notes for color and the use of passing tones.

Week 2

07/20/2020 at 4pm

Building a Chord Solo with Triads

This approach will help you learn to build melodies both vertically and horizontally on the neck.

Week 3

07/27/2020 at 4pm

16 Dominant Chord Inversions

This week we learn why the dominant inversions are so important and why learning these will help to build and create Drop 2 voicings for chord solos.

Week 4

08/03/2020 at 4pm

Blues Chord Solo

In this lesson, Austin teaches us a blues chord solo using triads and the 16 dominant chord inversions.

Week 5

08/10/2020 at 4pm

Essential Drop 2 Voicings

Let's look at drop 2 voicings this week. Austin focuses in on strings 1-4 and looks at drop 2's over a Major ii V I progression.

Week 6

08/17/2020 at 4pm

Essential Drop 2 Voicings, Part 2

Now we'll take a look at drop 2 voicings for the Minor ii V I progression, using strings 1-4

Week 7

08/24/2020 at 4pm

Building a Chord Solo, Part 1

This week we draw from all the knowledge we've learned so far to build a chord solo!

Week 8

08/31/2020 at 4pm

Building a Chord Solo, Part 2

We end the course by learning to build another chord solo, using all the techniques and concepts we've learned in the course!

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