Man, Larry Koonse can teach! I am excited to watch these lessons again, at a slower pace, myself. As a classical guitarist I have always had this secret admiraton for jazz guitarists and now all the secrets of the trade are out of the bag, thanks to Larry Koonse. Great, great instruction!
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I'm wondering what is the recommended order to go through this lessons. Should one start with the essential theory and then move to beyond the basics?
Sorry to be so late to the game. Hope you are enjoying the jazz track. I am constantly trying to rethink approaches to make concepts for improvising more streamlined. Its a life's journey. Good luck and I would advise you to take it slowly.
All my best,
I was so excited to learn that I went through the entire beginner track in two sessions over two days, though I'm going through it again at a pace more inline with deeper learning. As someone who has recently dived really deeply into fretboard harmony, I'm in that baby step stage of improvisational ability, which can feel both thrilling and frustrating. That said, I've noticed an unexpected benefit to my classical playing, which I attribute to playing more freely and understanding more of how/why I'm moving around the fretboard. Though I'm an experienced classical guitarist, improvisation and jazz are truly new grounds for me, so I literally hang on every word Larry shares for potential nuggets of wisdom. Looking forward to how his instruction contributes to my playing!