This DVD includes 4 lessons on jazz chord substitutions.
Chord Substitutions 101-- All chords are derived from one of three basic chord families, major, minor or dominant. No matter how elaborate a chord is, it draws its basic sound from one of these three groups. Learn the characteristics of each family and which chords are related to which family. Once you learn the families you can interchange other members of the same family to create different chord textures. Brief discussion on chord construction, extend chords and altered chords. 19 minutes.
The Dirty Dozen Chord Progressions--Learn 12 basic jazz progressions to help familiar yourself with using the dirty dozen jazz chords. These are common chord moves you find in many jazz standards that every jazz guitarist or "Wannabe" jazz guitarist needs to know. Demonstrations and explanation on this 19 minutes.
The Dirty Dozen Jazz Chords--A must know for every jazz or "Wannabe" jazz guitarist. With these 12 basic jazz chords you can play almost any jazz standard. Start with these, get them under your belt and then move onto more elaborate chord substitutions. 19 minutes
A Day In the Life of a Fool--A simple comping version using the Dirty Dozen Jazz Chords of this Brazilian Bossa Nova jazz standard.This tune was integral in the 50's in helping establish Bossa Nova as an accepted jazz style. 17 minutes video featuring close ups and demonstrated slowly by measure.
Includes link for printable PDF for all 4 lessons in tab and notation and/or chord chart and grids. Also includes link to Mp3 practice tracks with bass, drums and melody line for A Day in The Life of a Fool.