Watch the Jazz Harmony Handbook online guitar lesson by Frank Potenza from Jazz Harmony Handbook

Hi, I'm Frank Potenza and welcome to the Jazz Harmony Handbook.

In this course, we'll be expanding our concept of interpreting jazz harmony on the guitar. We'll examine four fundamental forms – major and minor blues, circle changes and rhythm changes, starting with shell voicings and progressing into the use of extensions, passing diminished chords, tritone substitution, backcycling, diminished chord substitution, minor II/V’s and more.

I'll give you a performance at the end of each section, where I'll demonstrate how I'd approach harmonizing the changes with evolving complexity. Each example in the course comes with a lead sheet, tab, notation, and a live band jam track to best support each application. Alright, grab your guitar and let's play some jazz guitar harmony.