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Performance Nerves
By Chris Standring

How To Get A Great Jazz Guitar Sound
By Chris Standring

How To Sound Unique
By Chris Standring

How To Move People With Your Music
By Chris Standring

Observe Yourself
By Chris Standring

Interpretation, Individuality And The Miracle Of Music
By Chris Standring

Put That Guitar Down
By Chris Standring

Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces
By Chris Standring

Thoughts From A Robben Ford Masterclass
By Chris Standring

Take Command Over Your Instrument
By Chris Standring

How To Seriously Improve Your Guitar Playing
By Chris Standring

Developing Good 'Time'
By Chris Standring

Playing With Conviction
By Chris Standring

Building A Relationship With Your Guitar
By Chris Standring

Defining the True Artist - Do You Have What It Takes?
By Chris Standring

Reaching For The Soul Zone
By Chris Standring

Inspiration - Go Grab It
By Chris Standring

Inspiration Wanted - Apply Within!
By Chris Standring

The Art Of Practicing - How To See Real Results
By Chris Standring

The Challenges Of Recording Solo Acoustic Guitar
By Chris Standring

Finding The Right Teacher
By Chris Standring

Free Jazz Guitar Lessons


Building Melodic Vocabulary
Chris Standring talksabout effective ways to expand your jazz guitar vocabulary


Building Chord Melody Vocabulary

Chris Standring talks about playing jazz guitar chord melody, in particular over two-five-one chord progressions.


Major Seventh Chords
Chris Standring discusses the application of major seventh chords.

Improvising In The Style Of Bach

Chris Standring presents a free video jazz guitar lesson discussing ways to emulate Bach using specific jazz vocabulary. Comes complete with jazz guitar transcription.

Diminished Chords Explained
Chris Standring presents a simplified explanation of the theory of diminished and diminished 7th chords.

Half Diminished Chords Explained
Chris Standring presents a simplified explanation of the theory of half diminished chords

Augmented Chords Explained
Chris Standring presents a simplified explanation of the theory of augmented chords.

Key Signatures Explained
Chris Standring talks about key signatures and how to remember them.

The Major Sixth Chord Explained
Chris Standring talks about the major 6th chord, how it is derived and how to play it.

The Minor Sixth Chord
Chris Standring talks about the minor 6th chord, how it is derived and how to play it.

007th Chords
Laurence Juber breaks down the James Bond musical vocabulary.

Approaching Chord Melody
Eric Divito shows how you can utilize more chord choices and voicings, as well as to help approach playing chord melodies.

The Back Cycling Turnaround
Chris Standring talks about the much used turnaround that typically presents itself at the end of a song sequence.

Benson Burners
Mark Stefani presents his favourite George Benson minor licks.

Crazy Triplets
Chris Standring discusses how you can emulate those blistering lines that jazz masters George Benson and Pat Martino mesmerize us with.

Diminished Vocabulary For Dominant 7th Chords
Chris Standring talks about diminished ideas and the use over dominant 7th chords.

First Of December
A Chris Standring solo composition and transcription.

From Oscar To Wes
Mark Stefani shows some Oscar Peterson and Wes Montgomery inspired riffs.

Functional Chord Melody
Bruce Forman talks about some practical chord melody applications.

Playing Outside
Chris Standring talks about adding an element of danger harmonivcally, to a jazz guitar improvisation.

Song Endings
Chris Standring shows you three effective ways to end a jazz standard.

Take That Scale And Shove It
Chris Standring shows you how to create some altered harmony in the most simplistic way.

Take That Scale And Shove It Further
Chris Standring shows you how to add even more altered harmony by simply moving phrases up in minor thirds.

The Two Faced Chord
Jazz guitarist Jon Dalton shows how some simple root substitutions can take familiar chord voicings into unfamiliar territory.

The Major Modes
Chris Standring breaks down the seven major modes and how to apply them.

The Melodic Minor Modes
Chris Standring breaks down the seven melodic minor modes and how to apply them.

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