Introduction to Jazz Guitar Improvisation

introLearning to play jazz guitar can sometimes be an overwhelming and daunting process, but, I honestly believe anyone that wants to play jazz guitar, can. Introduction to Jazz Guitar Improvisation breaks down and demystifies the process of jazz guitar soloing into small digestible chunks so that any guitarist can have fun, no matter what level or musical background they come from.

This book aims to teach you the art of jazz guitar playing by combing technical knowledge with practical musical examples so that the material can be applied in performance situations. The material in this book covers many different aspects of jazz guitar soloing such as scales, patterns, rhythms, licks, sight reading, tone, and repertoire.

After publishing my first eBook ’30 Days to Better Jazz Guitar Comping’ I have had many emails asking for something similar that focuses on single line soloing. While this book isn’t a 30 day series, it can be used in the same way as my first book, but also feel free to take as long as you need in learning the material from each lesson.

This book contains several years’ worth of study material organised into 21 compact and in depth lessons that can be used by those that have never played jazz before or those who want to take their existing jazz guitar techniques to the next level


Click Here to View A Few Sample Pages of Introduction to Jazz Guitar Improvisation


When Buying This Ebook You Get


  • Over 40 Audio Examples to Accompany Each Lesson
  • More Than 100 Etudes and Examples in Full Notation and Tab
  • Printable and Clear PDF Format
  • A Chronological and Structured Order of Lessons
  • Learning Resources and Material to Keep You Practicing For Months
  • All for less than 1 Dollar Per Lesson!



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If you’re looking to start learning jazz guitar, or if you can already play and would like some new resources, lessons, inspiration and motivation for the woodshed buy “Introduction to Jazz Guitar Improvsation.” For much less than the price of a single guitar lesson you get a lifetime’s worth of material to practice.


Lesson Topics Include


  • Chord Construction
  • ii-V-I Progression and Scales
  • Arpeggios
  • Chromatic Approach Notes
  • Playing What You Hear
  • Enclosures
  • Jazz Phrases
  • Tritone Substitution
  • Transcription
  • Four Note Groupings
  • Jazz Rhythms
  • Developing Phrasing
  • Practicing Jazz Phrases
  • Sight Reading
  • Improvising Over #11 Chords
  • Bebop Scales
  • Whole-Tone Scale
  • Rhythm Changes
  • Learning Jazz Standards
  • Getting a Jazz Guitar Sound


“I can really recommend it to all guitarists whether jazz players or not. It suits even beginners, but it takes a person very far into the knowledge of music (not only jazz). . This book is a musical pathway for a lifetime. MOST recommended!!! (Thanks again, Jamie!)” – Jeremy Acton



  • Liam Murray
    #1 written by Liam Murray 3 years ago

    If your free material is anything to go by this will be a worthwhile purchase; simple devices and techniques (relatively!) which prove really powerful and flexible when playing. Looking forward to my copy.


    • ely
      #2 written by ely 3 years ago

      i love your first book – really clear and fun

    • Dave
      #3 written by Dave 3 years ago

      It would be helpful

  • Matthieu Vargas (Spare_A_Square on Reddit)
    #4 written by Matthieu Vargas (Spare_A_Square on Reddit) 3 years ago

    This book looks great! I’ve been wanting to build up my Jazz improvisation for years and I think this book would be a great help to expand on it. Hopefully I can snag one of those free copies!

  • Brad
    #5 written by Brad 3 years ago

    Hey Jamie, found out about this on reddit and have looked through your other materials. It all looks great and very intuitive. I hope I win!

  • Thomas H
    #6 written by Thomas H 3 years ago

    looks good!

  • Dexter
    #7 written by Dexter 3 years ago

    Looking forward to learning to improvise!! Excited!!

  • Kiyoto Burke
    #8 written by Kiyoto Burke 3 years ago

    Saw your post on reddit and would love to receive a free copy, thank you for providing great resources to us learning musicians.

  • Cleber Guimarães
    #9 written by Cleber Guimarães 3 years ago

    Very nice!!!

  • SouthernPlayer
    #10 written by SouthernPlayer 3 years ago

    Congratulations for the new book. Keep them coming!

  • kurtis gaunce
    #11 written by kurtis gaunce 3 years ago

    Looks like a reference I could use. Congratulations on your release.

  • Chris P
    #12 written by Chris P 3 years ago

    Looks incredible. It sounds like you’ve covered many of the essentials. I can’t wait to check it out.

  • Gregory Chambers
    #13 written by Gregory Chambers 3 years ago

    Yes, please!

  • Alireza
    #14 written by Alireza 3 years ago

    Jamie, thanks for all your efforts.
    Wish you kuck.

  • Peyton Martin
    #15 written by Peyton Martin 3 years ago

    Looks like a great resource! Congrats on your release.

  • Pinu
    #16 written by Pinu 3 years ago

    I think i am one of the lucky 5

  • Peter Noll
    #17 written by Peter Noll 3 years ago

    I always enjoy your posts Jamie. Thanks for all the lesson materials.

  • Aaron Thompson
    #18 written by Aaron Thompson 3 years ago

    You are doing a great job in teaching the rest of us how to play jazz. Keep up the good work!!

  • nico cojo
    #19 written by nico cojo 3 years ago

    I’m always hungry to learn more about improvisation !

  • Rolf
    #20 written by Rolf 3 years ago

    Looks terrific, Jamie. Thanks for the invaluable help, advice and inspiration so far!

  • CL
    #21 written by CL 3 years ago

    nice book.

    any chance that you will sell this with your other book together for a better price ?

  • Derek
    #22 written by Derek 3 years ago

    Looks great, I would love to check this book out!

  • Waba
    #23 written by Waba 3 years ago

    This is nice Jamie!
    Name: waba

  • Dave Gilstrap
    #24 written by Dave Gilstrap 3 years ago

    This book seems to fit both learning on my guitar, and violin for my son whom already can play some jazz standards of Mile Davis and Stéphane Grappelli. However, to Improv like Greppelli seems to require a strong understanding of arpeggios and how to find them on the finger and fret board.

  • Pedro
    #25 written by Pedro 3 years ago


  • Bill
    #26 written by Bill 3 years ago

    Great lessons and videos Jamie, you have the knack to impart your knowledge, in an easy to understand way.
    Good luck with the launch of your new ebook.
    Best regards

  • Neil Webster
    #27 written by Neil Webster 3 years ago

    Johnny 5 is alive!! Sorry cheesy I know but hey it’s a competition with an awesome prize ……. and yeah I was trying to be cool! :)

  • Larry
    #28 written by Larry 3 years ago

    Hi Jamie! This looks simply lovely! I’ve just recently got myself my first hollowbody jazz guitar, a Cort Yorktown. Lots of hard work to get all the money, but hey, now I’ve got it, it sounds beautifully, and I’m ready to jazz! This eBook would be a great help for me, since I am just at this point to start improvisation. If you do choose me, I’d be incredibly grateful! Thanks a lot,
    - Larry

  • Jonathan Welch
    #29 written by Jonathan Welch 3 years ago

    Hope I win! I enjoy your site.

  • Javi
    #31 written by Javi 3 years ago

    Great job. The sample pages are easy to understand.

  • brent s
    #32 written by brent s 3 years ago

    I’ve always enjoyed your lessons

  • Sharon
    #33 written by Sharon 3 years ago

    Great site Jamie!

  • Jeremy Acton
    #34 written by Jeremy Acton 3 years ago

    Winning a book like this would open a door to a life pathway of musical exploration for anyone playing any instrument. Thanks for your EXCELLENT teachings , Jamie!

  • Chris
    #35 written by Chris 3 years ago

    Congratulations on the new book

  • Pinu
    #36 written by Pinu 3 years ago

    Your instruction was alaways helpful so i alaways follow it..

  • Jamil Ghandour
    #37 written by Jamil Ghandour 3 years ago

    Thanks for all the information that you are sending out – very helpful.

    Good luck with the new book.

  • idrus Awang
    #38 written by idrus Awang 3 years ago

    Great website. Being in a country where jazz is almost none (including tutors). This is brilliant. I’d love to have your book whether its buying or as a gift. Cheers

  • Geert van Everdink
    #39 written by Geert van Everdink 3 years ago

    Such a book could change my life!

  • Davif
    #40 written by Davif 3 years ago

    the free material is quite helpful

  • Eugen
    #41 written by Eugen 3 years ago

    Bought your ebook “30 days to better jazz guitar comping” a couple of weeks ago. You’ve done a great job – its so inspiring and it helped me a lot to improve my playing. Now I’m curious about your new book…

  • Dan
    #42 written by Dan 3 years ago

    You are doing great work and inspiring so many guitarists young and old.

  • Jamie Slater
    #43 written by Jamie Slater 3 years ago

    Hope to win! :)

  • Don Roberts
    #44 written by Don Roberts 3 years ago

    What a great website you have for learning jazz! I’m hoping this old picker can learn about jazz from your instructional ebooks.

  • Tim
    #45 written by Tim 3 years ago

    Looks great

  • Tim
    #46 written by Tim 3 years ago

    Can’t wait to get a copy and start jamming.

  • Santiago
    #47 written by Santiago 3 years ago

    LOve that guitar on the cover. I could live inside.

  • Tom
    #48 written by Tom 3 years ago

    Excellent website! Your lessons are always helpfull.

  • Ed Moore
    #49 written by Ed Moore 3 years ago

    All your materials are extremely clear and helpful. It’s a pleasure to work with them.

  • Ángel
    #50 written by Ángel 3 years ago

    Always reading you publications

  • Ángel
    #51 written by Ángel 3 years ago

    Always reading you articles

  • Ángel
    #52 written by Ángel 3 years ago

    When I publish my comments I receive a rsponse: “This comment is awaiting moderation”. What does it mean?

  • Russ Caraotta
    #53 written by Russ Caraotta 3 years ago

    Jamie, here’s your most honest comment:

    if I don’t win the free book, I’ll buy it anyway!

    Thanks and Cheers.

  • James
    #54 written by James 3 years ago


  • Kari GNOAN
    #55 written by Kari GNOAN 3 years ago

    Nice work Jamie, always looking for your new lessons online, very practical and well explained. Hope to add to my “30 days to become a better jazz Guitarist” this one.
    Fingers crossed

  • Gerald Thornton
    #56 written by Gerald Thornton 3 years ago

    Really hope I win! can’t get enough jazz material! if anyone is wondering my tune for this weekend was Invitation:)

  • kike
    #57 written by kike 3 years ago

    i need this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gerald Reese
    #58 written by Gerald Reese 3 years ago

    Really enjoyed the previous book, looking forward to reading this one.

  • Darrel Williams
    #59 written by Darrel Williams 3 years ago

    I would love to win a copy of this!

  • Tom Cope
    #60 written by Tom Cope 3 years ago

    Great stuff, thanks for all the info!

  • Christian
    #61 written by Christian 3 years ago

    Hi Jamie, really looking forward to your new book!
    You’ve got a really great site running here, packed with lot’s of valuable information… Thanks a lot!

  • Stefan Mashor
    #62 written by Stefan Mashor 3 years ago

    Always looking to improve my playing and your lessons have been great, would love this book.

  • Tim Mathis
    #63 written by Tim Mathis 3 years ago

    I am ordering now. I checked out the sample and I like what I saw. Plus Matt your free lessons are awesome. I save all the PDF’s

  • Joe
    #64 written by Joe 3 years ago

    Best wishes

  • Laci
    #65 written by Laci 3 years ago

    must have a copy ot this…

    thanks JAmie for this superb material!

  • Bluesgitarren-Lover
    #66 written by Bluesgitarren-Lover 3 years ago

    Hey Jamie,
    damn, you sound great! I was looking for some Jazzblues-Lessons, and ended up on your site. The clip I just watched hat a pretty long intro, telling me how great the lick sound that will follow ;-) but I’m glad I kept watching. Nice lines, great sound … makes we want to grab my guitar now and practice. And that’s the way it should be :-)

  • Jim Stuht
    #67 written by Jim Stuht 3 years ago

    Would love to win this! If not, I’ll still be buying it.

  • Dave
    #68 written by Dave 3 years ago

    I’m going to keep trying until I win this bad boy. Looks like an excellent book Jamie!

  • eddu
    #69 written by eddu 3 years ago

    A Coruña, Spain, would be a lovely place for the “free copy” go on holidays. ;-) Good luck !!

  • Jamaal
    #70 written by Jamaal 3 years ago

    I’ve been looking for a great place to start learning how to improvise.

  • Roel
    #71 written by Roel 3 years ago

    hello everyone. where is the free lesson?

  • steve lyon
    #72 written by steve lyon 2 years ago

    is intro to improv the same as intro to jazz guitar?

    • Jamie
      #73 written by Jamie 2 years ago

      Hey, that’s pretty much it. There’s no chordal studies in this book, but it should help you get started with single line jazz improv.

  • Barry Brown
    #74 written by Barry Brown 2 years ago

    Does your approach differ from Chris Standring’s?

    • Jamie
      #75 written by Jamie 2 years ago

      Hey, I don’t know who that is so I imagine so. Cheers.

  • Ángel
    #76 written by Ángel 2 years ago

    FRom Venezuela

  • bill (england)
    #77 written by bill (england) 2 years ago

    jamie, thanx for ALL your lessons, info, and technical bitz. all very useful! i have played guitar for 60yrs, gonna keep goin’ till i get it right!! everything you send i try to use, and that is working well. when i started there was VERY LITTLE in the way of tuition like there is today. glad to say, tho’, i’m a happy GIGGIN’ guitarist that is improving all the time, still enjoying and movin’ on! GREAT STUFF!!!!! GREAT WEBSITE. Keep it coming.

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