Watch the Embracing the Blues as a Foundation online guitar lesson by Fareed Haque from Soul Jazz Survival Guide
Okay, so I pretty much said what I was going to say in the video. So, well, "Like I said!" We can build most of what we need in jazz from the blues scale. So why all the complexity? Start there and keep it fun and keep it groovin'. I think one of the difficult issues to talk about in jazz is that 90% of what jazz is all about actually is not coming from the notes, but coming from the feel. Folks who can't seem to get that feeling focus on the notes, 'cause that's all they know how to do. Instead, focus on the feel and you'll be making jazz in weeks not years.