Watch the Flying Solo Sampler online guitar lesson by Mimi Fox from Flying Solo

Solo jazz guitar presents the ultimate challenge for a guitarist. Not only must you master your scales, arpeggios, walking bass lines, rhythmic complexities, daring improvisational skills, and all the other aspects that go into jazz guitar playing, but then you must do it all with no one backing you up! This is a tall order indeed! One of the things that I recommend as a precurser to solo jazz guitar is playing duets with vocalists/other guitarists/sax/flute/etc/. In a dou setting, you are beginning to utilize some of the skills you will need in solo guitar playing and you will not yet be expected to hold it all "together" on your own.