Thank you so much for taking my course. Let's recap everything I have showed you. First I will reiterate what I showed you and give you a clear instruction ("Take Action") on how to practice & implement what I showed you.
1. A Handy Tool
Firstly, I gave you a 28 page eBook PDF with a lot of chord shapes in it. My goal with this was to give you a reference tool to come back to if you ever wanted to grab a new chord grip. Did you get a chance to look it over?
Take Action: Read through the eBook now. If you are short on time, I recommend only exploring the "Quick Start Guides" - in those you will learn only the most essential chord shapes.
2. Quick Tips to Play Real Jazz
Scattered throughout this course I shared tips on how to make your chords musical. Music is like a language, the WORDS that you speak are only one small part of WHAT you you are trying to say. When playing guitar, your CHORDS are only one small part of WHAT you are trying to say musically.
Things to keep in mind:
3. The Chord Progression
I showed you how to play four very common chord progressions. For the Major II V I, Turnaround & Minor II V I progressions follow the steps below. (I'll cover the major chords separately)
4. The 8 Major Chords
It's not practical or musical to play all 8 of these chords one after the other. Take the following steps to really absorb these shapes into your playing.
5. The Final Play Along Video
I challenged you to play along with me, through all 4 progressions. Don't worry if you were unable to, it is more important that you find a couple of new chords that you really enjoy playing. Music should be fun!
What chord did you find most enjoyable & beneficial to learn? Choose only two chords and focus on playing them.
6. Practical Application: What would Joe Pass do?
I wanted to bring everything I had shown you into context. I compared the chords I showed you with the chords that Joe Pass played.
I found many interesting similarities and differences between our chords and Joe Pass' chords, including:
You made it! Congratulations on making it to the very end of this course. Please feel free to leave a comment below with any further questions you have.
If you found this course helpful or have suggestions for improvements, please let me know below in the comments – I would very much appreciate that.