Watch the Smooth Jazz Handbook online guitar lesson by Paul Brown from Smooth Jazz Handbook
Hi I'm Paul Brown, and thanks for checking out the Smooth Jazz Handbook. The roots of smooth jazz can be traced back to the late 60's when Wes Montgomery did a series of albums where he was playing pop music instrumentally. No one had really done that before and those great records laid the foundation for smooth jazz. Over time the genre evolved with great musicians like Grover Washington Jr., Bob James and George Benson. One of the things I really love about smooth jazz in the combination of elements: blues, jazz rock, pop - it's really got it all in there. I've organized the course into two sections. In section one, we're going to be taking a look at some of the key concepts of playing smooth jazz. In section two we'll work through six performance studies showcasing some of my own personal tunes. You'll get all the tab and notation, as well as all the rhythm tracks for you to play along with. But that's enough talk, let's get goin'!