Watch the Building a Personal online guitar lesson by Christopher Woitach from Jazz Textures
Often, the first step in expanding our chord vocabulary is to look for sources of chords, books, videos, the Internet. This is a good and useful step, as there are many great resources out there.
Here are some of my favorites:
"Chord Chemistry", Ted Greene. Every jazz guitarist must own this. Period.
"Modern Chord Progressions", Ted Greene. See above.
"The Advancing Guitarist", Mick Goodrick. This book covers all kinds of ground, very useful, very mind expanding - must have.
"Mr. Good Chords Almanac of Voice Leading", Mick Goodrick. Multiple volumes, great stuff.
"Exploring Jazz Guitar", Jim Hall. This book covers many aspects of jazz guitar, excellent. I took lessons for about a year from Jim Hall, great teacher, wonderful, smart person. One of my heroes, for sure.
I also suggest www.tedgreene.com
- Ted's longtime partner, Barbara Franklin, has put together a wonderful site dedicated to his memory that includes pages and pages of his amazing lessons, you could spend years working on all this great stuff!