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Instruments > Guitar > Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar with Martin Taylor

Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar
with Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor shares his expertise in hundreds of fingerstyle guitar lessons including several original tunes. Students in the finger style guitar course have unlimited access to valuable video lessons including guitar fingerpicking lessons and guitar tabs.

 Melodic approach to jazz guitar  Jazz standard lessons

 Tips for accompanying singers  Musician interviews

Martin Taylor

What You'll Learn


What ultimately sets these fingerstyle guitar lessons online apart from other offerings is the ability to submit a video for review using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange Learning® platform. Martin reviews each submission and records a video response, offering specific guidance to take your jazz guitar playing to the next level. All students can access the Video Exchange library and watch each other’s interactions with Martin. This library is constantly expanding and may contain the key to unlock your playing.

Top Quality Guitar Lessons

  • 100s of guitar lessons at your own pace
  • All levels and styles of playing welcome
  • Slow Motion & Looping on videos

About Martin Taylor


Martin Taylor is a Grammy® nominated fingerstyle guitarist, solo jazz guitar virtuoso and online guitar teacher. Martin has collaborated with the biggest names in guitar music including Tommy Emmanuel, Jeff Beck, Chet Atkins, Frank Vignola, Barney Kessell, Earl Klugh, Herb Ellis, Scotty Moore, Julian Lage, Andreas Oberg, Albert Lee, and Laurence Juber. Martin has been awarded two honorary doctorates, a BBC lifetime achievement award, an IAJE Jazz Educators award, and in 2002 he was appointed MBE 'For Services to Jazz Music' by the Queen of Great Britain. He has been teaching fingerstyle guitar online with ArtistWorks since 2010.


Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons


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Introduction To Fingerstyle Guitar

Martin's Welcome to the MTGA
A Musical Approach to the Guitar Part 1
Submit a Placement Video
A Musical Approach to the Guitar Part 2
The Flow: The Psychology of Music and the Guitar Part 1
The Flow: The Psychology of Music and the Guitar Part 2

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Underlying Concepts

Your Playing Position
All About Tuning
Fretboard Orientation
Introduction to Fingerstyle Playing
Introduction to the 10ths: The Scaffolding
10ths Anchored by the Sixth String
10ths Anchored by the Fifth String
10ths Anchored by the Fourth String
Finding Transition Points When Playing the 10ths
Adding 7ths Anchored by the Sixth String
Adding 7ths Anchored by the Fifth String
Adding 7ths Anchored by the Fourth String
Finding Transition Points When Playing the 7ths
Moving the 7ths Anchored by the Sixth String
Moving the 7ths Anchored by the Fifth String
Moving the 7ths Anchored by the Fourth String
Finding Transition Points While Moving the 7ths
Using 10ths with the Minor Scale
Harmonizing the Major Scale and Chord Progressions
Accompaniment Feels: Walking Bass -NEW!
Accompaniment Feels: Bossa Nova -NEW!
Accompaniment Feels: Jazz Waltz -NEW!
Introduction to "Satin Doll"
Adding a Melody to "Satin Doll"
Applying All You've Learned to "Satin Doll"
Submit a Placement Video
Play a Simple Version of "Satin Doll"
Additional Concepts Found in "Satin Doll"
Play Another Version of "Satin Doll"
Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics

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Developing Technique & Musicianship

Learning To Play "True"
Learning To Play "True": Performance Of A Simplifed Version
Right Hand Technique In Depth
Using Thumb Upstrokes
Martin's Nail Salon
Using A Pick
Left Hand Expressive Technique
Advanced Expressive Techniques
Using Harmonics
Incorporating Single String Playing
Walking Bass Lines with Comping
Comping for Other Musicians
Phrasing
Phrasing Applied to Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Jazz Blues Part 1
Jazz Blues Part 2
Jazz Blues Part 3
Jazz Blues Part 4: Summary
Improvisation Part 1: Using Both Hands
Improvisation Part 2: Listening
Improvisation Part 3: Youre On!
Improvisation Part 4: Flow Of Ideas
Improvisation Part 5: Opening Your Mind
Improvisation Part 6: Example "My Romance"
Improvisation Part 7: Melodic Improvisation
Improvisation Part 8: More Melodic Improvisation
Improvisation Part 9: Melodic Improvisation Single String Introduction
Improvisation Part 10: Melodic Improvisation Single String 2-5-1
Improvisation Part 11: Melodic Improvisation Single String 2-5-1 Examples Part 1
Improvisation Part 11: Melodic Improvisation Single String 2-5-1 Examples Part 2
Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
Improvisation Part 12: Melodic Improvisation Single String 3-6-2-5 Part 1
Improvisation Part 12: Melodic Improvisation Single String 3-6-2-5 Part 2
Using Parallel Fourths
My Funny Valentine - Performance
My Funny Valentine - Bossa Feel Part 1
My Funny Valentine - Bossa Feel Part 2
The Fair Haired Child - Performance
The Fair Haired Child - Breakdown
The Fair Haired Child - Chords
The Fair Haired Child - Melody and Root
The Fair Haired Child - Adding Harmony
Practice Tips

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Learn By Playing Tunes

"Watch What Happens" -NEW!
"Only a Paper Moon" -NEW!
Satin Doll Version 1
Satin Doll Version 2
True Version 1
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Sweet Lorraine
If I Only Had You
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Please
Martin's Blues
I Fall in Love Too Easily
Chez Fernand
Georgia on My Mind
True Version 2
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Don't Know Why
Like Someone in Love
I'm Old Fashioned
Norm
English Garden
I've Got Rhythm Tune
My Romance
My Romance: Version 2
The Fair Haired Child
Summertime
Submit a Placement Video
Take Five
Down At Cocomo's
One Day
Wild Mountain Thyme
Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
Just Once
Amazing Grace
They Can't Take That Away From Me
They Can't Take That Away From Me - Updated Arrangement
Collins Meadow
Blues for Mr. T
Years Apart
“I Won't Last A Day Without You”
Other Student Submitted Tunes: Question and Answers
Other Student Submitted Tunes: Miscellaneous Exercises
Other Student Submitted Tunes: Improvisation
Other Student Submitted Tunes: Stella by Starlight
Other Student Submitted Tunes: Bossa Nova Tunes
Other Student Submitted Tunes: Fly Me to The Moon
Other Student Submitted Tunes: Autumn Leaves
Other Student Submitted Tunes: Nearness of You
Other Student Submitted Tunes: Misty
Other Student Submitted Tunes: Holiday Tunes
Other Student Submitted Tunes: The Girl from Ipanema
Other Student Submitted Tunes: Bluesette
Other Student Submitted Tunes: Untrue
Other Student Submitted Tunes: Nuages
Other Student Submitted Tunes: Black Orpheus

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Auxiliary Lessons

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Guided Arrangements

Introduction to Guided Arrangements
Moon River
Blue Moon
Fly Me to the Moon
Serafina
Over the Rainbow
The Nearness of You
Georgia On My Mind
Misty
Misty - Simple Barre Chord Version
Misty - Intermediate Barre Chord Version
Misty - Advanced Barre Chord Version
Smile
Honeysuckle Rose
A Certain Smile
All The Things You Are
Here's That Rainy Day
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Two For The Road
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Lulu's Back In Town
Autumn Leaves
Skylark
They Can't Take That Away From Me (Guided Arrangement)
Submit a Placement Video

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30 Day Challenge

30 Day Challenge - 2017 (Archive)
30 Day Challenge - 2018

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  • Unlimited Access to Lessons
  • Unlimited Access to Video Exchange Library
  • 1 Video Submission to Teacher
  • Music Theory Workshop
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