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Lesson List:
  • How to Hold the Guitar - Part 1
  • How to Hold the Guitar - Part 2
  • How to Hold the Guitar - Part 3
  • Caring for Your Guitar
  • Parts of the Guitar
  • Tuning the Guitar - Part 1
  • Tuning the Guitar - Part 2
  • Tuning the Guitar - Part 3
  • Tuning the Guitar - Part 4
  • Tuning the Guitar - Part 6
  • Tuning the Guitar - Part 7
  • Right Hand - Part 1
  • Right Hand - Part 2
  • Right Hand - Part 3
  • Left Hand - Part 1
  • Left Hand - Part 2
  • Left Hand - Part 3
  • Left Hand - Part 4
  • Left Hand - Part 5
  • Left Hand - Part 6
  • Guitar Tab
  • Basic Minor Guitar Chords - Overview
  • Basic Minor Guitar Chords – C Minor
  • Basic Minor Guitar Chords - G Minor
  • The F Chord - Part 1
  • The F Chord - Part 2
  • Barre Chords - Part 1
  • Barre Chords - Part 2
  • “I Know You Rider” - Analysis Part 1
  • “I Know You Rider” - Analysis Part 2
  • “I Know You Rider” - Performance
  • “I Know You Rider” - Variations
  • “Amazing Grace” - Performance
  • “Frankie and Johnny” – Analysis Part 1
  • “Frankie and Johnny” – Analysis Part 2
  • “Frankie and Johnny” - Performance
  • 7th Guitar Chords - Part 1
  • 7th Guitar Chords - Part 2
  • Barre Chords – Part 3: A Shape Majors
  • Barre Chords – Part 4: Minor Chords
  • Major 7th Guitar Chords - Part 1
  • Major 7th Guitar Chords - Part 2
  • Major 7th Guitar Chords - Part 3
  • Minor 7th Guitar Chords - Part 1
  • Minor 7th Guitar Chords - Part 2
  • Minor 7th Barre Chords
  • “Wayfaring Stranger” – Analysis Part 1
  • “Wayfaring Stranger” – Analysis Part 2
  • “Wayfaring Stranger” – Analysis Part 3
  • “Wayfaring Stranger” – Performance
  • Using a Capo - Part 1
  • Using a Capo - Part 2
  • Using a Capo - Part 3
  • Using a Capo - Part 4
  • Using a Capo - Part 5
  • Using a Capo - Part 6
  • Right Hand Technique - Part 1
  • Right Hand Technique - Part 2
  • Right Hand Technique - Part 3
  • Right Hand Technique - Part 4
  • Right Hand Technique - Part 5
  • Right Hand Technique - Part 6
  • Right Hand Technique - Part 7
  • Right Hand Technique - Part 8
  • 2 Note Boogie-Woogie
  • Self Accompaniment
  • The B Chord
  • “You Are My Sunshine” - Guitar Chords
  • “You Are My Sunshine” - Guitar Melody
  • “You Are My Sunshine” - Performance
  • “Darlin Cory” - Analysis
  • “Darlin Cory” - Performance
  • “Salty Dog” - Analysis
  • “Salty Dog” - Performance
  • “Goin Down the Road Feelin Bad” - Analysis
  • “Goin Down the Road Feelin Bad” - Performance
  • How to Change a Guitar String
  • Fingerpicking - Part 1
  • Fingerpicking - Part 2
  • Fingerpicking - Part 3
  • “Peggy O” - Analysis
  • “Peggy O” – Performance
  • Alternate Tunings
  • “Darlin Cory” - Performance
  • “Salty Dog” - Analysis
  • “Salty Dog” - Performance
  • “Can’t Lie Awake” by Scott Law - Performance
  • Intro to other ArtistWorks Guitar Schools

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Learning Jazz Guitar Chords with the Number System
Mar 3

After the jazz explosion in the early 1900s, musicians were eager to transfer the new sounds emanating from New Orleans onto the guitar. Although initially conceived as a rhythm instrument, a slew of stellar six string geniuses quickly elevated the guitar to its current status. Guitarists like Eddie Lang, Tiny Grimes, Charlie Christian and Django Reinhart are some of the most influential early players who were using jazz guitar chords in their music. By the time electric guitars became popular, the floodgates were open and jazz guitar soon became its own genre.

jazz guitar lessons with chuck loeb So how did they do it? How did the early 20th century guitarists capture the jazz sound on their instruments and become pioneers of a new genre? To understand this better, let's closely examine how to create jazz guitar chords by using the number system from the Online Jazz Guitar School with Chuck Loeb.