It's here. It's finally here. The long awaited part two of my hugely
successful Play What You Hear jazz guitar program.
It all started back in the year 2000 and I had manuscripts from ten
years previously and didn't quite know what to do with them. Then
the Internet burst on the scene and everyone seemed to be turning
digital. So I followed suit, made a website, got a rather good domain
name with www.playjazzguitar.com and uploaded a program called Play
What You Hear.
The first volume of Play What You Hear was intended for guitarists
who wanted to jump to the next level. They had been playing in rock
bands, dabbled in jazz, had caught the bug but felt like they were
locked into all the shapes and patterns they had learned up until
that point, in a rock 'n roll sense. So the program filled a huge
void for many players. And it still sells today, turning lives around
for those guitar players wanting to sky rocket their playing.
But a lot has happened since the year 2000. Technology has whizzed
by, Internet speeds have tripled and I personally have learned so
much more as a professional recording artist that I can't wait to
share with you in a whole new way.
And with that, Play What You Hear Volume Two is now born....
It's not for beginners. But if you have been through any of my previous
programs, you will be prepared. These include PWYH
Vol 1, Jazz
Guitar Video Masterclass Volume 1 & Jazz
Guitar Video Masterclass Volume 2.
you have previously learned will stand you in good stead for what
I am about to show you. And we are going deep, very deep......
What You'll See
I have split up the program into three different sections.
Part 1: Melody,
Part 2: Harmony
Part 3: Performances.
Part One: Melody deals with single note soloing exclusively
and I talk about how to amass a huge amount of melodic vocabulary
over a major chord, a minor chord, a dominant chord and a minor 7th
flat five chord. These are the main parental chords that serve as
the foundation for all jazz music. Extensions and embellishments can
simply be related to one of these four parental chords. And I'm going
to show you practical applications of all the examples I give you.
& Lines, Endless Melody, The TWO Chord, The FIVE Chord, The
ONE Chord, Dominant 7th(b9), Dominant 7th(#9), Dominant 7th(b5),
Dominant 7th(#5), Minor 7th(b5) , Practical Application, Target
& Approach, Set up & Resolution, Common Tones, Thematic
Part Two: Harmony deals with harmony and chord melody
exclusively. I'm going to show you new harmonic ideas you haven't thought
about before. We will talk about triadic harmony, four note chords and
moving by step, and in a whole new way. Piano players for years have
learned keyboard harmony, where learning inversions of every chord is
the norm. Guitar players conversely, have learned to play using chord
grips and shapes we have picked up over the years, usually with a root
as the lowest note, and whenever a G7 chord is needed for instance,
out comes our stock G7 chord grip. If we want to have total fretboard
mastery and have the facility that a jazz piano player has, we cannot
limit our thinking to this anymore. And I am going to open you up to
a whole new way of thinking where the boundaries of harmony are limitless.
& Stepwise resolution, Triads: Practical Examples , Harmonic
Mechanisms, Minor Mechanisms, Practical Application, Harmonizing
melodies, Song Intros, Song Endings, More Inversions, 7th chords,
9th chords, 11th chords, 13th chords, Mileage For Your Money,
Practical Application, One Step Beyond, Superimposing M7b5-V-I
Part Three: Performances is where much of what I show
you is seen in a practical setting. I perform six jazz standard songs,
live to video and recorded beautifully in my studio, and every note
is transcribed using traditional music notation and TAB. You can print
out these pdf transcriptions (and the entire program) in stunning high
rez. Songs include:
(Featuring mostly single note soloing)
mostly chord melody)
Recordame, Someday My Prince Will Come, Corcovado
Corcovado, Autumn In New York, Stardust, Estaté
Why This program Is Totally Unique
You will not see another jazz guitar program like this anywhere on the
market, I guarantee. There are two formats to this program. First is
the web application, where you log into the course and work online utilizing
high quality video and audio to watch and hear examples.
Rez pdf Print Out
The second format is the print version. (Both versions are yours when
you order the program). You can print the entire program (235 pages)
in stunning high resolution. The download is an easy 39 megabyte file
and should take a few seconds. Here's
an example of the pdf quality. Feel free to print.
single note you see me perform on camera is transcribed right in front
There are 526 video and audio examples that I have personally recorded
for the web application. Below every written music example you will
see a media box like this.
Click on the video button in the center. A video will pop up which you
can move around and re-size. (A pop out video means there is more space
in the web application to see the music examples).
has created a very clear and well organized Jazz Guitar Course that
covers a lot of ground. Melodic improvisation and practical harmonic
devises are explained and demonstrated clearly. There are tons of
great ideas to use in your own playing and Chris has a very direct
no nonsense way of laying it all out. In addition to the great instruction
and examples there is a selection of excellent play along tracks
to put what you learned into context and practice. If you put in
the work and are diligent, this course will be an excellent guide
on your journey towards playing Jazz Guitar. Tim Lerch
- jazz guitar educator, Seattle, WA
Throughout the program there are tons of play along tracks for you to
practice to, most of which come in different tempos so you practice
slow at first and build your speed.
seems vast, complex and overwhelming, I do know. When I was starting
out the question I had on my mind constantly was (and still is) "What
do I need to work on?" or "What should I be doing?" Knowing
what to do is half the battle and it will be up to you personally to
recognize your weaknesses and prioritize what you practice. But what
I have tried to present to you in both PWYH volumes is a complete infrastructure
of knowledge that you can attack, and if you fully absorb everything,
I guarantee you will be a well rounded, first class jazz guitarist.
I really like the program. Very well thought out and packed with
tons of material. I am still working on part 1 and going through
the various inversions and sample phrases. It is a lot to absorb
and I look forward to putting these into practice in my own playing.
Can't wait to get to the harmony and performance sections of the
program soon. Thanks for a very good program. I know it will make
a big difference in my playing. Best Regards, Todd Gray
pdf pages of jazz guitar lessons!
example and solo transcribed with traditional notation and TAB!
video & audio example performed and recorded by Chris Standring!
out music in super high resolution!
of play along tracks to all lessons and songs!
money back guarantee!
When you order this jazz guitar program I am giving away two fabulous
products. First, my unique and very personal approach to embellishing
dominant chords. Practical Altered Dominant Voicings For Jazz Guitar,
and second, my 2016 chart topping album TEN.
Play What You Hear Volume Two I talk in detail about inversions,
whether it be from a single note soloing perspective where we
visualize a certain chord inversion on the fretboard to inspire
melody, or to play the chord form itself. Inversions are the keys
to jazz guitar freedom in my view. So this bonus supplement is
an extension of that idea and a subject that is often tricky for
many students. This reference book will be all you need to voice
any embellished dominant chord and so much more. This little bonus
ebook alone is worth its weight in gold!
2016 I had a big hit record in the contemporary jazz world. My
tenth solo album, and hence the title, reached #2 on the Billboard
US contemporary jazz chart. When you order Play What You Hear
Volume 2 I want you to have a digital copy of this album,
something I am most proud of. I stepped up my jazz guitar playing
in a way I have not done on previous albums and I can't wait for
you to hear it. I will send you a URL to download all the music
"Nothing to Lose And Everything To Gain" Guarantee!
you buy Play What You Hear Volume Two, I personally guarantee
that your guitar playing will take on a whole new level. Otherwise
I will refund you 100%. I make this guarantee for the 99% who
are honest, (but naturally skeptical) -- not the 1% who'll take
advantage of me.