My guitar theory lessons do not specifically teach jazz, but everything that they do teach is foundational to jazz. I wouldn’t even begin to try to play jazz until after you’ve mastered pentatonic and major scales, modes, the CAGED system, chord progressions and playing by numbers.
Jazz can get very complicated and employ a lot of musical elements. Without a strong foundation in guitar theory you’ll be confused and unable to put the pieces together properly.
If you don’t understand the CAGED system and how to construct diatonic chords, then how are you going to read a jazz chord chart? If you can’t improvise with basic pentatonic and major scale patterns, then how are you going to use more advanced scales? If you don’t fully grasp modes, then how are you going to understand modal interchange, borrowed chords and substitutions? And if you don’t know how to play chord progressions by number, then you can forget about playing jazz because it’s all numbers!
With some musical styles, you need to learn how to walk before you run. You need to be patient and construct a solid foundation of knowledge and skill before venturing into a complicated style like jazz. With my help, you can prepare yourself to be a jazz guitarist. Get started today with Fretboard Theory.