Watch the SECTION 1: Key Concepts online guitar lesson by Paul Brown from Smooth Jazz Handbook

In Section one we are going to cover 12 concepts that I think will really help get to the core of what smooth jazz is and how I approach it. Things like the difference between jazz and smooth jazz, the use of restraint, how less is more and really thinking like a producer. We're going to discuss approaching melody like you're telling a story and you can sing the melody. You'll see how important it is in smooth jazz to continue a melody and when you get to a solo section and to have a beginning, a middle and an end. We're going to have some fun with this and get to the nuts and bolts of smooth jazz.