Jazz Guitar Foundations by Open Studio

Jazz Guitar Foundations

Get real results with real foundations

Get real results with real foundations.

Want a solid base to build your playing? Don't leave any concept, technique, or practice idea off of the table.

Use this massive jazz guitar resource to fill in the gaps of your jazz guitar knowledge and become a more complete musician.

Includes lifetime access to the entire course.

After completing this course.....

You'll be able to:
  • improvise over practically any chord change or tune
  • voice a tune using chord melodies
  • expand your guitar technique

You'll also get:
  • dozens of transcriptions and lead sheets
  • audio downloads of each lesson

Living Notation

Our exclusive  Living Notation technology allows you to follow Peter’s playing and demonstrations in real time with moving, interactive notation.

Applause from our members

"Excellent source for learning jazz. Real messages and advices from Grammy winner musicians are truly inspiring."
Yasue M. (USA)
"48hrs in to my All Access Pass - my practice has honestly- already significantly improved...! Thanks..!"
Richard A. (UK)

Meet Your Teacher

Award winning guitarist, composer, publisher, and music instructor, Peter Sprague has worked with some of the finest contemporary jazz artists alive such as Chick Corea, Dianne Reeves, Sergio Mendes, Hubert Laws, and Billy Childs. He runs his own recording studio called SpragueLand, and he has published several books highlighting his teaching concepts.

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What's in this course:

Start Here
How To Use Living Notation
Workbook.pdf
2.83 MB
Lessons
Getting Started with the Major Scale
Peter Sprague Fingering Idea and Major Triads
Right Hand Technique and Chord Inversions
Improvising on a Major 7 Chord Progression - Part 1
Improvising on a Major 7 Chord Progression - Part 2
Minor Chord Family Scale, Triad, Arpeggio, and Chord Inversion
Improvising on a Minor 7 Chord Progression
Dom 7 Chord Family Scale, Arpeggio, Chord Inversion, and Blues Progression
Improvising on the Blues Progression
How To Practice
The 2-5-1 Progression - Part 1
The 2-5-1 Progression - Part 2
The 2-5-1 Progression In Action
"But Not for Me" Chord Melody Arrangement
Tension on Dom 7th's: Dom 7b9
Tension on Dom 7th's: Dom 7#5 and Dom 7#9
2-5-1 Soloing
Half Diminished Chords
Half Diminished Chords in Action - Part 1
Half Diminished Chords in Action - Part 2
Dom 7b5 Chords
Dom 7b5 Chords in Action - Part 1
Dom 7b5 Chords in Action - Part 2
Chord Inversion Expanded - Part 1
Chord Inversion Expanded - Part 2
Chord Inversion Expanded - Part 3
Arpeggio Exploration - Part 1
Arpeggio Exploration - Part 2
Arpeggio Exploration - Part 3
Exploring Triads Patterns - Part 1
Exploring Triad Patterns - Part 2
Exploring Scales - Part 1
Exploring Scales - Part 2
The Five Scales
Diatonic Chords
Pentatonic Patterns
Diatonic Patterns - Part 1
Diatonic Patterns - Part 2
Polychords - Part 1
Polychords - Part 2
Trills
The Bebop Surround
Brazilian Rhythms - Part 1
Brazilian Rhythms - Part 2
Brazilian Rhythms - Part 3
Special 11th Chord Voicings
Audio Versions of Lessons
Getting Started With the Major Scale
9 mins
Peter Sprague Fingering Idea and Major Triads
14 mins
Right Hand Technique and Chord Inversions
25 mins
Improvising on a Major 7 Chord Progression - Part 1
20 mins
Improvising on a Major 7 Chord Progression - Part 2
19 mins
Minor Chord Family Scale, Triad, Arpeggio, and Chord Inversion
18 mins
Improvising on a Minor 7 Chord Progression
23 mins
Dom 7 Chord Family Scale, Arpeggio, Chord Inversion, and Blues Progression
34 mins
Improvising on the Blues Progression
26 mins
How to Practice
21 mins
The 2-5-1 Progression - Part 1
26 mins
The 2-5-1 Progression - Part 2
16 mins
The 2-5-1 Progression in Action
30 mins
"But Not for Me" Chord Melody Arrangement
15 mins
Tension on Dom 7th's: Dom 7b9
28 mins
Tension on Dom 7th's: Dom 7#5 and Dom 7#9
26 mins
2-5-1 Soloing
20 mins
Half Diminished Chords
18 mins
Half Diminished Chords in Action - Part 1
27 mins
Half Diminished Chords in Action - Part 2
18 mins
Dom 7b5 Chords
30 mins
Dom 7b5 Chords in Action - Part 1
31 mins
Dom 7b5 Chords in Action - Part 2
12 mins
Chord Inversions Expanded - Part 1
17 mins
Chord Inversions Expanded - Part 2
11 mins
Chord Inversions Expanded - Part 3
21 mins
Arpeggio Exploration - Part 1
21 mins
Arpeggio Exploration - Part 2
21 mins
Arpeggio Exploration - Part 3
18 mins
Exploring Triad Patterns - Part 1
22 mins
Exploring Triad Patterns - Part 2
26 mins
Exploring Scales - Part 1
27 mins
Exploring Scales - Part 2
14 mins
The Five Scales
23 mins
Diatonic Chords
24 mins
Pentatonic Patterns
37 mins
Diatonic Patterns - Part 1
24 mins
Diatonic Patterns - Part 2
25 mins
Polychords - Part 1
23 mins
Polychords - Part 2
28 mins
Trills
12 mins
The Bebop Surround
10 mins
Brazilian Rhythms - Part 1
16 mins
Brazilian Rhythms - Part 2
33 mins
Brazilian Rhythms - Part 3
13 mins
Special 11th Chord Voicings
9 mins
Simple Player Versions
Getting Started with the Major Scale
9 mins
Peter Sprague Fingering Idea and Major Triads
14 mins
Right Hand Technique and Chord Inversions
25 mins
Improvising on a Major 7 Chord Progression - Part 1
20 mins
Improvising on a Major 7 Chord Progression - Part 2
19 mins
Minor Chord Family Scale, Triad, Arpeggio, and Chord Inversion
18 mins
Improvising On a Minor 7 Chord Progression
23 mins
Dom 7 Chord Family Scale, Arpeggio, Chord Inversion and Blues Progression
34 mins
Improvising on the Blues Progression
26 mins
How To Practice
21 mins
The 2-5-1 Progression - Part 1
26 mins
The 2-5-1 Progression - Part 2
16 mins
The 2-5-1 Progression in Action
30 mins
"But Not For Me" Chord Melody Arrangement
15 mins
Tension on Dom 7th's: Dom 7b9
28 mins
Tension on Dom 7th's: Dom 7#5 and Dom 7#9
26 mins
2-5-1 Soloing
20 mins
Half Diminished Chords
18 mins
Half Diminished Chords in Action - Part 1
27 mins
Half Diminished Chords in Action - Part 2
18 mins
Dom 7b5 Chords
30 mins
Dom 7b5 Chords in Action - Part 1
31 mins
Dom 7b5 Chords in Action - Part 2
12 mins
Chord Inversions Expanded - Part 1
17 mins
Chord Inversions Expanded - Part 2
11 mins
Chord Inversions Expanded - Part 3
21 mins
Arpeggio Exploration - Part 1
21 mins
Arpeggio Exploration - Part 2
21 mins
Arpeggio Exploration - Part 3
18 mins
Exploring Triad Patterns - Part 1
22 mins
Exploring Triad Patterns - Part 2
26 mins
Exploring Scales - Part 1
27 mins
Exploring Scales - Part 2
14 mins
The Five Scales
23 mins
Diatonic Chords
24 mins
Pentatonic Patterns
37 mins
Diatonic Patterns - Part 1
24 mins
Diatonic Patterns - Part 2
25 mins
Polychords - Part 1
23 mins
Polychords - Part 2
28 mins
Trills
12 mins
The Bebop Surround
10 mins
Brazilian Rhythms - Part 1
16 mins
Brazilian Rhythms - Part 2
33 mins
Brazilian Rhythms - Part 3
13 mins
Special 11th Chord Voicings
9 mins

FAQs

Is this course right for me?

Jazz Guitar Foundations is the perfect fit for you if:
  • You're an intermediate level guitarist that wants to expand your knowledge of jazz guitar language
  • You want a set course that you can take at your own pace
  • You like to learn by listening, imitating, and reading notation

What if this courses isn't for me?

No problem! We have other guitar courses, and we'll happily switch you if needed. We also have a  full satisfaction guarantee with easy refund if you're not happy with the course.

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