Watch the Chord Concepts online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 8: Advanced Rhythm Principles
In this second section, Howard Morgen shows you how to recognize chord patterns, identify cycle patterns, work with Dim 7 and Dim 7b9 chords, use chromatics to approach chords, create walking bass lines, and apply embellishments and substitutions. You'll also work through two arrangements for Danny Boy and Oh Susanna to help you apply many of these principles.
TIP! A great way to stay excited about practicing something is if it starts to actually sound like the lesson. This is accomplished by getting down the technique, working it up to speed and so on. BUT, it is also important to try and get as close as you can to the sound and the tone of the instructor's guitar. They have been dialing in their tone for years so it makes sense to try and emulate what they are doing. Take your time and tweak on your amp - listen to what their guitar sounds like and get yours as close to that as you can. This will actually make your playing sound better to your ear and give you more confidence!