Basic Jazz Guitar Lesson on Chords

  Hey, guys. Claude Johnson here with guitarcontrol.com and I want to give you a beginner lesson on playing jazz guitar. We’re just going to start at the very beginning with the basic chords. It helps to understand a little bit of the theory so you can get that nice foundation to build from. If… Click to continue »

Second 4 Bars From John Coltrane´s Giant Steps

How’s it going, guys? My name is John McClennan and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com, excited to bring you this video lesson. We’re looking at John Coltrane’s standard, “Giant Steps” today. I’m showing you some chords. We’ve been working through the first four bars of the tune, and now we’re going to work through the cycle… Click to continue »

First 4 Bars From John Coltrane´s Giant Steps – Guitar Lesson on Jazz Chords

How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com, excited to bring you this lesson. We’re looking at the chord progression to the first four bars of “Giant Steps”, John Coltrane’s epic tune. What I’m going to do is just show you some voicings here. Be sure to click the link… Click to continue »

Cool Diminished Guitar Lick – Lead Guitar Lesson on Diminished Lick

  How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com, bringing you this lesson. What the heck was that? That was a crazy, out diminished sounding lick, a lick that uses notes and devices that come from the diminished scale. So check this out. The chord that I’m playing this over… Click to continue »

Jazz Guitar Lick in the Style of Wes Montgomery

How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com, showing you another lick here from one of the masters, Wes Montgomery. This is a great lick. I love it. It’s from a tune called “Missile Blues” and this part of the lick is so great because it sounds like a bluesy… Click to continue »

Jazz Chordal Lick in the Style of Howard Roberts

What’s happening, guys? This is John McClennan and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com, bringing you this video lesson. I’m showing you a Howard Roberts chord lick today and if you’re not familiar with the jazz guitar player Howard Roberts, you should check him out, a phenomenal player and I think pretty underrated. He was a studio… Click to continue »

How to Play Octave Notes in the Style of Wes Montgomery – Part 2

Please check out Jon´s course in DVD `PLAY FROM THE HEART´ How’s it going everybody? My name is John McClennan and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com, bringing you this video blog. What I’m show you today is an octave lick in the style of Wes Montgomery. So let’s dive right in. Here we are on a… Click to continue »

How to Play Octave Notes in the Style of Wes Montgomery

Please check out Jon´s course in DVD `PLAY FROM THE HEART´ Hi. I’m John McClennan and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com, bringing you this video blog. What I’m going to show you today is a real nice way of outlining a minor chord in octaves, a la Wes Montgomery. Again, with Wes Montgomery, he played with… Click to continue »

Jazz Chord Lick in G Major – Lead Jazz Guitar Lesson

How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com, excited to bring you this lesson. What we’re working on right now is a jazz chord lick. This is just something that could be played all over a G major chord. What I dig about this is on top there’s a melody… Click to continue »