Calling yourself a jazz guitarist can be scary sometimes.
There’s always that possibility you might be put on the spot…and be asked to play a solo jazz guitar rendition of a tune like All The Things You Are, or Stella By Starlight, out of the blue.
You might go along to just check out the band and hang out at your local jazz club, only to be pulled up on stage by your buddy and be invited to sit in – ‘because you play jazz – right?’.
Or, you might be at a family gathering, when Uncle Jeb pulls out the guitar you’ve hid behind the couch in advance… “It’s concert time!”
Lurking everywhere are opportunities for you to be put on the spot and your jazz weaknesses exposed. Do you break out in a cold sweat at night, worrying about this? I thought so.
This is why you need to be prepared – even if jazz guitar is more a side hobby then your main gig.
Building a rock solid set list of jazz standards, where you can effectively remember how to negotiate the chord changes and be completely comfortable, is the ultimate aim.
Sit back and close your eyes for a moment – what would it feel like to have a great selection of tunes under your fingers that you could play in any situation at the drop of a hat?
Your self-confidence in your jazz playing would go to a whole new level. Not only that, you’ll begin to unlock your unlimited creative potential on the guitar.
But here’s the thing:
When going about learning new tunes, it can be so time-consuming trying to piece together all the random bits and pieces you’ve been looking at on websites, in books, as well as those cryptic utterances from your jazz guitar teacher (if you have one).
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
My new program, The FretDojo Academy Club, will give you a complete recipe for a tasty classic jazz standard, delivered to your virtual door at the start of every month.
You’ll not only build your set list, but you’ll learn the techniques of how to play tunes in a variety of situations from solo guitar, to jazz duo and trio settings – and learn the secrets of holding your head above water at gigs.
We’re getting close to launching the Club, so make sure you get yourself on the list to get the special bonuses and discount that will only be offered at launch week. Get yourself on the VIP list here:
Founder, Fret Dojo
World Leader in Online Jazz Guitar Education