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Instruments > Guitar > Jazz Guitar with Dave Stryker

Jazz Guitar
with Dave Stryker

Dave Stryker has crafted the definitive jazz guitar course with hundreds of online video lessons. Students have unlimited access to in-depth guitar instruction, tablature, backing tracks and more. Learn essential skills from a jazz guitar master.

 Gritty jazz styles  Breakdowns of jazz standards

 Jazz comping lessons  Guitar warm up exercises

Dave Stryker

What You'll Learn


What ultimately sets these jazz guitar lessons apart from other offerings is the ability to submit a video for review using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange Learning® platform. Dave 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 Dave. This library is constantly expanding and may contain the key to unlock your jazz guitar 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 Dave Stryker


Dave Stryker’s success as a guitarist is unprecedented, with Village Voice hailing him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years”. During his career, he's released 31 CDs with his own group, and has played with many of the greats of Jazz. Dave’s most recent recording Eight Track III stayed at Numer 1 for 6 weeks on the JazzWeek radio chart, and was the 3rd most played album of 2019. Dave has had the opportunity to accompany Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, Kevin Mahogany and other Jazz greats. He’s been the well-deserved recipient of multiple Down Beat Magazine’s readers’ and critics’ polls. Dave Stryker began teaching Jazz Guitar at ArtistWorks in 2018.


Jazz Guitar Lessons


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Basic Jazz Guitar

Getting Started - Introduce Yourself & Find Your Starting Point
Welcome to the Jazz Guitar School
Dave Stryker: How I Got Started
Elements of Sound - The Nuts & Bolts of Jazz Guitar
Tuning
Learning the Neck with Warm Ups - “Old MacDonald” Across the Neck
Learning the Neck with Warm Ups - Chromatic Scale Exercise
Learning the Neck with Warm Ups - Finger Patterns
Jazz Comping Rhythms
Strike's Machines - Basic Major 2-5-1 Chord Voicings
Strike's Machines - Basic Minor 2-5-1 Chord Voicings
Jazz Chords - Root on the E String
Jazz Chords - Root on the A String
The 6 Positions of the Neck
The 6 Positions - Unlocking All Available Notes in Each Position
Basic Improvising with Intervals
Minor Pentatonic Patterns Over Bb Blues
Minor Blues Scale - Key of Bb
Minor Blues Scale - Key of F Major
Miscellaneous Topics
4 Bar Major 2-5-1 - Basic Melodic Phrasing Ideas
4 Bar Minor 2-5-1 - Basic Melodic Phrasing Ideas
Andreas Oberg Jazz & More - Video Exchange Archive
Basic Jazz Phrasing: Minor Substitution Ideas on a Basic Blues in F - Pattern 1
Basic Jazz Phrasing: Minor Substitution Ideas on a Basic Blues in F - Pattern 2
Basic Jazz Phrasing: Minor Substitution Ideas on a Basic Blues in F - Pattern 3
Basic Jazz Phrasing: Minor Substitution Ideas on a Basic Blues in F - Pattern 4
Basic Jazz Phrasing: Minor Substitution Ideas on a Basic Blues in F - Pattern 5
Basic Jazz Phrasing: Minor Substitution Ideas on a Basic Blues in F - Pattern 6
Basic Jazz Phrasing: Minor Substitution Ideas on a Basic Blues in Bb - Pattern 1
Basic Jazz Phrasing: Minor Substitution Ideas on a Basic Blues in Bb - Pattern 2
Basic Jazz Phrasing: Minor Substitution Ideas on a Basic Blues in Bb - Pattern 3
Basic Jazz Phrasing: Minor Substitution Ideas on a Basic Blues in Bb - Pattern 4
Basic Jazz Phrasing: Minor Substitution Ideas on a Basic Blues in Bb - Pattern 5
Basic Jazz Phrasing: Minor Substitution Ideas on a Basic Blues in Bb - Pattern 6
Introduction to Modes & Chord Scales
Dorian Minor - Improvising Using a Scale/Mode
Dorian Minor - Improvising with Pattern Ideas
“Blue Bossa” - Chords & Comping Rhythm
“Blue Bossa” - Melody
“Blue Bossa” - Basic Solo Ideas for Improvising
“Song For My Father” - Chords & Comping Rhythm
“Song For My Father” - Melody
“Song For My Father” - Solo Ideas Using the Minor Blues Scale
“Song For My Father” - Solo Ideas Using Minor Arpeggios
Guide Tones - Using 3rds & 7ths
“Autumn Leaves” - Chords & Comping Rhythm
“Autumn Leaves” - Chord Melody
“Autumn Leaves” - Solo Ideas Using Jazz Phrase and Minor Pentatonics
“Autumn Leaves” - Solo Ideas Using Guide Tones
“Autumn Leaves” - Solo Ideas Using a 5,4,3 Approach Pattern
“Satin Doll” - Chords & Comping Rhythm
“Satin Doll” - Chord Melody
“Satin Doll” - Solo Ideas Using Guide Tones
“Satin Doll” - Solo Ideas Using Extended Patterns
Essential Jazz Scales
How to Practice Effectively

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Intermediate Jazz Guitar

Getting Started - Introduce Yourself & Find Your Starting Point
Tips for Transcribing
Jam Session Etiquette
4 Bar Major 2-5-1 - Extended Melodic Phrasing Ideas
4 Bar Minor 2-5-1 - Extended Melodic Phrasing Ideas
Dave's Warm Up Exercises - Hanon #1 Ascending
Dave's Warm Up Exercises - Hanon #2 Descending
Dave's Warm Up Exercises - Hanon #3 Ascending
Dave's Warm Up Exercises - Hanon #4 Descending
Dave's Warm Up Exercises - Hanon #5 Ascending
Dave's Warm Up Exercises - Hanon #6 Descending
Dave's Warm Up Exercises - Hanon #7 Ascending
Dave's Warm Up Exercises - Hanon #8 Descending
Phun with Phrygian - Soloing Over E Phrygian Mode
Dorian Minor - Improvising with Extended Pattern Ideas
“So What” Melody
“So What” - Solo Ideas Using Dorian Minor
Miscellaneous Topics
“Blues for Wes” - Introduction to Octaves
Andreas Oberg Jazz & More - Video Exchange Archive
“Another Blues for Wes” - Octaves in the Key of Bb
Blues Soloing Using MSTABI: Minor Sub Triplet Arpeggio Blues Idea
Major 7th Chords - Solo Ideas for Improvising
“Blue Bossa” - Extended Solo Ideas for Improvising
“On Green Dolphin Street” - Chords & Comping Rhythm
“On Green Dolphin Street” - Melody
“On Green Dolphin Street” - Solo Ideas for Improvisation
“Corcovado” - Chords & Comping Rhythm
“Corcovado” - Chord Melody
“Corcovado” - Solo Ideas for Improvising
“Recorda Me” - Chords & Melody
“Recorda Me” - Solo Ideas for Improvising
“Here's That Rainy Day” - Chord Melody
“Here's That Rainy Day” - Solo Ideas for Improvising
“Autumn Leaves” - Solo Ideas for Improvising
“Misty” - Chord Melody
Intro Ideas on a Ballad Using “Misty”
Ending Ideas on a Ballad Using “Misty”
“Girl From Ipanema” - Chord Melody
“Girl From Ipanema” - Solo Ideas for Improvising
“Ladybird” - Chord Melody
“Ladybird” - Solo Ideas Using Arpeggios

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Advanced Jazz Guitar

Getting Started - Introduce Yourself & Find Your Starting Point
4 Bar Major 2-5-1 - Advanced Melodic Phrasing Ideas
4 Bar Minor 2-5-1 - Advanced Melodic Phrasing Ideas
“Stella By Starlight” - Chords & Comping Rhythm
“Stella By Starlight” - Chord Melody
“Stella By Starlight” - Solo Ideas for Improvising
“Have You Met Miss Jones” - Chords & Melody
“Have You Met Miss Jones” - Solo Ideas for Improvising
“Ladybird” - Solo Ideas Using Chromatics
“All the Things You Are” - Intro, Chords & Comping Rhythm
“All the Things You Are” - Chord Melody
“All the Things You Are” - Solo Ideas for Improvising
“Rhythm Changes” - Chords & Comping Rhythm
“Rhythm Changes” - Solo Idea #1
“Rhythm Changes” - Solo Idea #2
“Rhythm Changes” - Solo Idea #3
“Giant Steps” - Chord Melody
“Giant Steps” - Solo Idea #1
“Giant Steps” - Solo Idea #2
Miscellaneous Topics
Andreas Oberg Jazz & More - Video Exchange Archive

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Bonus Lessons

The 5 Positions of the F minor Pentatonic Scale
“The Christmas Song”
“Christmas Time is Here”
"Mr. P.C." - Playing over Minor Blues
“Blue Bossa” - Using Minor Pentatonic II V I
Playing Chords - Comping with Walking Bass Lines
“All the Things You Are” - Using Melodic 3rd & 7th Guide Tones
“All the Things You Are” - Using 5,4,3 Guide Tones

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