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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

Jazz Guitar Lessons with 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 28 CDs with his own group, and has played with many of the greats of Jazz. Dave recently 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 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

 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

+ Advanced Jazz Guitar

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  • Unlimited Access to Lessons
  • Unlimited Access to Video Exchange Library
  • 1 Video Submission to Teacher
  • Music Theory Workshop
  • Acoustic Guitar 101
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