Slices of Jazz

Live Guitar Course: Your weekly slice of jazz fundamentals.

This course will fulfill your weekly hunger for the jazz music. We will discuss all the necessary ingredients to make your guitar playing edible. We will season to taste with the necessary spices like common harmony, intros and outros, navigating common chord progressions, turnarounds, tags, substitutions, simple arrangements and more. This course will include both single line and chordal perspectives.

Slices of Jazz

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Slices of Jazz Guitar Course

About our Live Courses

We have upgraded, revamped, and organized in-studio, live weekly workshops broadcasted in 1080p. These focused, task-based workshops include full tablature, interactivity with the instruction, and even homework each week.

Guided Practice

Download guided practice videos to accompany your practice routine. Keep them for life regardless of your membership status. Just a simple, effective and purpose-driven way to learn the material.

Filmed in 4k

In 2016 and 2017, we completely re-engineered our recording studio with top of the line gear, including a full suite of 4k cameras complimented by a new audio outfit. The result is beautiful live streams!

Tabs & Tracks

Each live course is equipped with full tablature and even backing tracks. Our live lessons are focused, planned, and even provide homework on how to improve and look forward to the next week.

Interact Live

Our staff fields questions from the audience throughout each section, and opens for questions throughout each course. You also have the ability to call in live with your own video stream!

Our live platform has been a major focus over the past 18 months, and we are very excited to fully unleash it's capability! Attend any of these courses with a full JamPlay subscription and get the benefit of full interaction with our instructors in a focused, planned course. We even have the ability to field your questions with live video call in!

Full Course Schedule

And of course, we keep everything, so if you miss a week you can always watch our archive of live courses. Tabs, backing tracks, and a full course PDF are provided for students, along with homework for each week! Interact with other students along with the teacher and get the instruction you need to advance your playing.

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Week 1

04/27/2020 at 4pm

Scales, Chords and Basic Harmony

This is a topic that Austin gets A LOT of questions about. In this first lesson, he is going to break down a simple way to approach ALL chord progressions using three simple scales.

Week 2

05/11/2020 at 4pm

Reading Charts

This week, Austin shows us how to navigate a basic Real Book/Great American Songbook chart. Including getting used to different chord symbols etc., which chord options to use, and what and how to avoid the blue notes on a first time read through of a chart.

Week 3

05/18/2020 at 4pm

Intros and Outros

Let’s discuss several ways to start or end a tune. This includes using suspended chords, I vi ii V progressions (with substitutions) IV iv options, and other harmonic options.

Week 4

06/01/2020 at 4pm

Common Jazz Progressions

Lots of jazz tunes have common chord progressions that usually end a tune or a section. In this lesson, we'll talk about song form and various chord substitutions, including tritone substitutions.

Week 5

06/08/2020 at 4pm

Jazz Turnarounds

This lesson covers common turnarounds, including some common and fool proof turnarounds that everybody on the bandstand should know. Austin also shows us how to create our own!

Week 6

06/15/2020 at 4pm


Everyone always remembers the beginning and the end, and never the middle! Austin covers common way to create endings, and how to best use them in real situations.

Week 7

06/22/2020 at 4pm


What is a chord substitution? Are they necessary? Yes, they create flavor! This week Austin will cover tritone substitutions, diminished substitutions, diatonic substitutions and more.

Week 8

07/06/2020 at 4pm


This lesson covers simple arranging techniques for chord melodies. Austin uses Silent Night to show different arranging techniques.

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