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The Purpose

"Swing Blues: The Doorway to Jazz" is one of the most popular courses in the LBM program. It provides an oasis of sorts for the aspiring jazz guitarist, concentrating less on the mental aspect of the music, and more on the "real world" tunes and practical tools necessary to achieve success. Check out some of the unparalled benefits and advantages:

By utilizing the essential swing blues format as a "doorway" for future jazz challenges, you'll quickly develop confidence and a command of both the critically important "blue side" of jazz, plus related swing, bebop, and latin compositions. The bottomline? It's fun and it works!

Introductory discount: Sign up now and get your first three lessons for the price of two! To download a lesson-by-lesson overview of this course in pdf format, click here. For more information about the lesson series, see below..

The Music

Classic blues standards like C Jam Blues, Billie's Bounce, Tenor Madness, Freight Trane, Straight No Chaser, Freddie Freeloader, Sundown, Naptown Blues, Things Ain't What They Used To Be, Blues In the Closet, Mister PC, Opus de Funk, and many more.

Each tune is professionally arranged/scored for jazz guitar (standard notation plus tab), using single-notes, octaves a la Wes, and call & response chord punches.

The Artists

Legendary jazz influences like Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, George Benson, Miles Davis, Hank Garland, John Coltrane, Pat Martino,Thelonius Monk, Joe Pass, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Duke Ellington, Tal Farlow, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver, and many others. Their tunes. Their licks. Their techniques. Their concepts.

Simply put, strength generates strength, and you become what you practice. In this course you'll be learning from the best, and as a direct result you'll end up playing like the best!

The Lessons

Every lesson contains two to three related assignments, including a classic swing blues composition arranged for jazz guitar. Lessons also cover rhythm guitar comping techniques, "real-world" jazz licks for improvising over changes, and "model" single-line, octave, and chord solos.

There are 24 lessons in the series, with an introductory discount (3 lessons for the price of 2) for new students. Lessons are sent on the 1st and 15th of each month, to your home address or via digital download. Your choice!

And Beyond

Swing Blues is just the beginning of the story. The real magic is what lies ahead for you as a serious student of blues/jazz guitar!

Need more proof? Be sure to check out our Monster Guitar Solo series to witness dozens of powerful solos using the core language taught in this course. Hear the difference!

The Decision

If you've been fortunate enough during the course of your career to study with an inspiring teacher, you know that the benefits gained can be priceless. "One On One" brings that quality of instruction right to your doorstep. Why waste time?



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