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Jazz Harmony 101

A balanced blend of theory, fretboard know-how, and ear training

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A balanced blend of theory, fretboard know-how, and ear training

Do jazz chord progressions stump you?

Does the word "theory" make you shudder? Are you scared of extensions or reading music on the staff?

Then you might need to brush up a little on jazz theory...

Jazz Harmony 101 is an entry-level tutorial that helps you understand the fundamentals of jazz chord theory and progressions through a balanced blend of:

(1) Ear training,

(2) Fretboard practice, and

(3) Careful study of fundamentals concepts of music theory.

This course has been built especially so you can avoid studying music theory in a "dry" manner, from books and online articles.

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Fill in the *gaps* in your jazz harmony foundations with this hybrid theory/practical course for ALL levels!

  • Explore jazz theory with not just your mind, but with your ears and fingers.
  • Hone your skills and then put them to the test (through hearing, playing and written exams) so that you know exactly what you need to work on.
  • Learn everything you need to know about the major scale, intervals, triads, and chords - once and for all!


Music theory isn't just in the mind...

...so why is it taught that way? Our goal with the Jazz Harmony 100 series is to teach you to not only know the names of chords, but to become intimately familiar with ...

(1) how chords sound,

(2) how chords progress to one another , and

(3) how chords relate to each other.

Through a trinity of theory, ear training, and fretboard knowledge, Jazz Harmony 101 doesn't just teach you harmony - it makes you feel it.

By the end of this course, you will have filled in all the gaps in your theory knowledge by trusting your ears and your instrument.

Jazz harmony may seem daunting at first, but it doesn't have to be!


Content Overview

This course starts with an overview of the shape of the major scale.

From there, we build upon the basic intervals between notes found in the major scale to create simple triads - the first building blocks of all jazz harmony.

After a brief section on inverting intervals and triads, we add one more note to our major scale triads to get our (in)famous jazz seventh chords.

At this point, we learn about the most important jazz chord progression of all: the ii-V-I.

Finally, the course concludes with a short lesson on the principle of "tonicization" and some practical tips on how to analyze a jazz chord progressions from the real book.


Real-Life Tests: Ears, Brain, Fingers

At the end of each section is a series of short quizzes to test your knowledge and help you solidify your understanding.

The quizzes focus on ...

(1) Honing your theoretical understanding of every concept you learn;

(2) What those concepts actually sound like in music; and

(3) What they look like on the fretboard.

Don't worry if you answer some questions incorrectly - these questions will act as guideposts for you to focus your review. We use the playing/written/hearing tests as measuring sticks you can use to self-assess your progress in the course.


Your Instructor


Marc-Andre Seguin
Marc-Andre Seguin

Marc-Andre Seguin is the webmaster, "brains behind" and teacher on JazzGuitarLessons.net, the #1 online resource for learning how to play jazz guitar.

He draws from his experience both as a professional jazz guitarist and professional jazz teacher to help thousands of people from all around the world learn the craft of jazz guitar.


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Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When will Jazz Harmony 101 be launched to the general public?
October 23, 2018 is the estimated publish date. You can enrol right now.
What do "Pre-Launch" and "Pre-Enroll" mean?
If you go to the Store.JazzGuitarLessons.net right now, you will notice a "Coming Soon" overlay. The course is simply discounted to current subscribers before it's published officially. Basically, it's on sale before it's fully ready for publication. Use the button below to pre-order the course at discount BEFORE it's published.
What happens if I pre-order now?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How long will I have access to the course?
After publication, you keep it for a lifetime. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. You just need to let us put the finishing touches to the course now. ;-)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 34 lectures and 2 hours of content!
  • Exercises designed to help you get really intimate with the building blocks of jazz harmony
  • Tools to help you analyze and understand a jazz standard
  • Written, Aural, and Playing Tests at the end of each section to help you solidify your knowledge

What is the target audience?

  • Guitarists and musicians wanting to dig deep into jazz theory and ear training

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