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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.

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

Your Instructor


Marc-Andre Seguin
Marc-Andre Seguin

Marc-Andre Seguin is the webmaster, mastermind 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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I want to master jazz guitar - would this be a good place to start?
We have a progressively-ranked curriculum designed to help you master jazz guitar, so you're definitely in the right place. However, you should take a look at our Learning Path to see and decide if you would like to start with this course based on your current proficiency with jazz guitar. Our Learning Path is our suggested course order through our curriculum, so click here to check it out!
I've tried to learn jazz before, and so I'm afraid this is too complex for my level. What if I am unhappy with the course after I purchase it?
We know that jazz is a hard style of guitar to master, let alone learn. With that said, we want to remove any fears you have to give it your best shot, and we believe our courses are the BEST the internet has to offer. Go ahead and purchase the course, and if you are unsatisfied with your progress IN ANY WAY, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What's the best way to use the materials in this course?
Take it slowly! There's no time-limit on this course, so focus on an entire module every week. The better you master the material in earlier sections of the course, the easier of a time you'll have as you progress.
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