I signed up for Elite Guitarist Jazz Track recently when you had the free 1 month trial and I really like the content, so I have continued with my subscription and am now eager to get some advice regarding structure.
This question is for Larry Koontz / Tavi Jinariu / John Storie:
Larry had previously recommended an order for the “Beginning Jazz Repertoire” in another thread, which was:
Jazz Theory and Technique (Essential Theory)
Fundamentals of Jazz (beginner)
Chord Scales and Scale Permutations (beginner/intermediate)
Minor 7th Chord Voicings & Melodic Ideas (beginner/intermediate)
Major 7th Chord Voicings & Melodic Ideas (beginner/intermediate)
Rhythmic Templates for Scale Permutations (beginner/intermediate)
Chord Construction (beginner/intermediate)
Larry, I see that you and John Storie have added a bunch of new lessons into this section, such as time flow, chord voicings and many more. You had also mentioned that Tavi and yourself were reorganising the lessons. Could you please give us an updated recommended order including the new lessons as well for this section?
I hope to hear back from you soon!
Thank you so much!
For ear training I recommend going to the Fundamentals of Jazz video found in the Beginning concepts section. Go to resources and open up the intervals and chord construction pdf's. Try to sing all of these various intervals and chords. Start by giving yourself a pitch and then attempt to find that interval or triad by singing as opposed to playing it on the guitar. It takes some practice but with consistency you should soon be able to get there. This is the method for ear training commonly used in various music skills classes in colleges. Be patient because it can take a while for these sounds to inhabit the ear.
Hope this helps.
Thank you so much for getting back to me, over the email as well as here on the forum.
I truly appreciate it!
Your point about going slow because the ears lag behinds the hands is very true, and a serious gap in my musical knowledge. Having been self taught, unfortunately i think of the fretboard in terms of fret numbers on strings rather than a chromatic sequence of sounds, so I am still training my mind to implicitly think in that sense.
Do you have any advice for me here, especially as i have to unlearn some basic techniques and then relearn?
If you like, I could post this as a separate thread.
Good to hear from you. The suggested order for tutorials is as it appears on the tutorials page. I am going to give you that same order below. If you are a beginner take it slow at first because some of these concepts require getting it into the ear as well as the fingers. The ears are typically lagging behind the hands.
All my best,
Beginning Jazz Repertoire Giant Steps (beginner) Stompin’ at the Savoy (beginner) Bye Bye Blackbird (beginner) Autumn Leaves (beginner) Satin Doll (beginner) You Don’t Know What Love Is (beginner) Beginning Jazz Concepts Time Flow & Elements of Groove Chord Voicings (suspended 4th moving to major 3rd) Fundamentals of Jazz - Essential Theory 12 Bar Blues in Jazz Blues Riffs and Storytelling Jazz Chord Voicings vs. Regular Chords Using Clusters to Expand Voicings Freddie Green Rhythm Guitar Solo Blues Guitar Chord Scales and Scale Permutations Major Scales, Circle of Fifths ii-V-I (Storie) Minor 7th Chord Voicings & Melodic Ideas Major 7th Chord Voicings & Melodic Ideas Shorter Rhythmic Templates for Scales Longer Rhythmic Templates for Scales Modal Comping Chord Construction ii-V-I (Koonse)
I sent an email reply a long time ago but I see that you didn't get it. Maybe it went to your junk folder. Anyway ..... I am copying what I sent in the next comment box.