Are you ready to kick-start your guitar playing?
Your teacher is a pro. Blakelock has his Master of Music in Jazz guitar from the Aaron Copland School of Music, NYC. With extensive experience performing in the US, Europe, Australasia and on cruise ships worldwide–Blakelock is in a strong position to share practical, read-to-use advice, and tips.
How much time have you spent watching long-winded YouTube jazz guitar videos? Don't download another 170 page eBook. Let Blakelock guide you through only the most essential chords every beginner should know.
You'll be guided step-by-step through the basics of playing chords on guitar. This course is best suited for beginner guitarists looking for a quick start.
Your course includes:
Blakelock breaks your course into four chord progressions: the Major II V I, the Turnaround, Major Chord Vamp and the Minor II V I. For each chord progression you will learn how to play the individual chords and how they fit together.
Upon completion of your course, you'll be challenged to play along with Blakelock through all four chord progressions.
In short–whatever your current abilities are–your course will quickly equip you with the most useful guitar chords you need to play any jazz standard.
Your course includes a 18 minute discussion by Blakelock on Joe Pass. You will gain valuable insight into the chordal approach and genius of Joe Pass.
Neo Soul Jams
A recent addition to your course is seven simple neo-soul chord progressions.
Our in-house Pickupjazz courses are taught by NYC-based guitarist, Sam Blakelock.
Blakelock shares hard earned advice in humorous, easy-to-digest chunks with his students.
He completed his Master of Music in guitar in NYC under the tuition of Lage Lund (Marie Schneider) & Paul Bollenback (Joey DeFrancesco) and now performs regularly in Brooklyn and Manhattan while maintaining a busy touring schedule abroad. Blakelock is the founder of @pickupjazz, a 250K Instagram music community. His own Instagram page @samblakelock has over 70K fans. Over time he has developed a unique, step-by-step approach to learning guitar.