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Learn Online with Jazz Guitar Lessons from Dave Stryker

Dave Stryker has created a definitive video library that includes hundreds of jazz guitar lessons. Students have unlimited access to Dave Stryker’s entire jazz guitar method, plus guitar tablature, play-along tracks, and other study materials.

What ultimately sets these guitar lessons apart from other online offerings however, is the ability to submit a video for review using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange learning platform. Dave Stryker reviews each submission and records a video response, offering tips about how to progress. All students can access the Video Exchange library, which is constantly expanding and may contain the key to unlock your playing.


Top Quality Guitar Lessons

  • 100+ guitar lessons at your own pace
  • All levels from beginner to advanced
  • Slow Motion & Looping on videos
 
Video Exchange® Learning

  • Submit practice videos to your teacher
  • Get custom feedback on your playing
  • Practice the advice and get better faster

 
Worldwide Community

  • Connect with students around the world
  • Learn from everyone’s Video Exchanges 
  • Stay motivated to progress your playing

About Dave

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 decades-long career, he's released 28 CDs with his own group, and has played with many of the greats of Jazz. One of his recent CDs reached #1 on the Jazz Charts and stayed on the charts for 25 weeks. Dave has had the opportunity to accompany Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, Kevin Mahogany and other household names. 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.

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Dave Stryker Jazz Guitar Lessons

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  • Basic Jazz Guitar
  • Intermediate Jazz Guitar
  • Advanced Jazz Guitar

Basic Jazz Guitar

  • Welcome to the Jazz Guitar School
  • Dave Stryker: How I Got Started
  • Getting Started - Introduce Yourself & Find Your Starting Point
  • 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
  • 4 Bar Major 2-5-1 - Basic Melodic Phrasing Ideas
  • 4 Bar Minor 2-5-1 - Basic Melodic Phrasing Ideas
  • 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 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” - Solo Ideas Using Guide Tones
  • Essential Jazz Scales
  • How to Practice Effectively
  • Miscellaneous Topics

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
  • “Satin Doll” - Chord Melody
  • “Satin Doll” - Solo Ideas Using Extended Patterns
  • Dorian Minor - Improvising with Extended Pattern Ideas
  • “So What” Melody
  • “So What” - Solo Ideas Using Dorian Minor
  • “Blues for Wes” - Introduction to Octaves
  • “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
  • Miscellaneous Topics

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

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