Watch the Beginning Jazz Guitar online guitar lesson by Bruce Arnold from Jazz Guitar for Beginners
Welcome to Beginning Jazz Guitar! Learning how to play jazz guitar is no cakewalk but then that's what attracts most of us to the style to begin with. Jazz guitar is indeed challenging, however it's also extremely rewarding because the form allows you the ultimate freedom of expression as a musician. But before you can exercise that freedom, you have to put your time in listening to jazz and learning the requisite theory, chords, rhythms and vocabulary.
Most beginner students realize that jazz is a complicated musical style and that they will need to develop a lot of tools to play it well. A famous jazz musician once said 'jazz can be taught in just three lessons; 1st lesson: practice for 10 years; 2nd lesson: practice and perform for 10 years; 3rd lesson: practice, perform and develop your art for 10 years. "Hopefully we can drastically shorten that 30-year cycle by leveraging some of the educational tools we have available to us today such as interactive video and online learning assets :).
Beginning Jazz Guitar takes ready advantage of today's educational technologies. "Before we had tools like the Internet, DVDs, CD-ROMs and software, it took much longer to learn because it was harder to access relevant information. I've included all of the information in this course that I consider to be important components in your early development as a jazz musician."