Intro to Jazz Improvisation

Learn how to improvise on the guitar


Early Intermediate and Above

25 lessons included

4+ Hours of Video

Course overview

Intro to Jazz Improvisation Course

This course will help you generate a better, more visual understanding of the fretboard. By the end of Intro to Jazz Improvisation you will be able to jam with simple jazz tunes.

This course teaches 3 types of barre chords and how to use these barre chords over progressions. You will also learn simple progressions using these barre chords and how to use arpeggios. Mastering these techniques is the essence of simple improvisation and will generate an understanding of how improvisation over chords works that you will be able to build on.

Prerequisite foundation:

  • An understanding of the major scale and basic open chords
  • Power Chords
  • C major Scale
  • Basic Improvisation

What you'll get

What is included in this course and what you will learn

Learn Improvisation on Guitar

Master the fretboard! Learn the barre chords, simple progressions, arpeggios, and how to use these techniques to improvise like a pro!

Explore Scales

Learn scales, why arpeggios work, develop a deep understanding of the major scale, and how to follow impressions.

Learn to Improvise on a Song

Learn to improvise over your first song. The brilliant Jazz Standard "All of Me." 

Support from Teachers

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Lesson notes and more

Download lesson notes that accompany each video lesson. These notes will help you master the lesson material with key points, TABS, chord charts, and chord diagrams.

HD Video Lessons

High-quality video for every lesson so you can watch it any time you want, in the comfort of your home. 

What we cover

Below are the breakdown of this course, module by module, with video previews

Module 1:
Be Inspired: Jazz Guitarists Worth Listening To

Lesson 1: The Top 10 Inspirational Jazz Guitarists of All Time

Module 2:
Getting the Jazz Sound

Lesson 1: The Jazz Sound
Lesson 2: Getting the Jazz Sound (Part 1)
Lesson 3: Getting the Jazz Sound (Part 2)

Module 3:
Jazz Progressions Using Barre Chords

Lesson 1: Mastering Jazz Progressions Using Barre Chords
Lesson 2: Major and Minor Barre Chords Off the E String Lesson 3: Major and Minor Barre Chords Off the A String
Lesson 4: Jazz Progressions ii-V-I and I-vi-ii-V Using Barre Chords

Module 4:
Using Major and Minor Arpeggios to Improvise

Lesson 1: How to Use Major and Minor Arpeggios to Improvise
Lesson 2: Major and Minor Arpeggios
Lesson 3: Linking the Arpeggios Through Progressions

Module 5:
Introducing the 7th

Lesson 1: 7th Chords, Their Arpeggios and Why We Use Them
Lesson 2: Major 7 Chord off E and A Strings
Lesson 3: Minor 7 Chord off E and A Strings
Lesson 4: Major 7 Arpeggio
Lesson 5: Minor 7 Arpeggio
Lesson 6: Dominant 7 Arpeggio
Lesson 7: Progressions

jazz licks
Module 6:
Great Jazz Licks

Lesson 1: Great Jazz Licks Over the ii V I and I vi ii V progression

Module 7:
Your First Jazz Tune

Lesson 1: Learning 'All of Me'
Lesson 2: Melody of 'All of Me'
Lesson 3: Chords of 'All of Me'
Lesson 4: Improvising over 'All of Me'

Rowan Pattison

About Rowan

Rowan Pattison is an Australian jazz and contemporary guitarist.  Rowan has performed with many renowned local musicians in local venues and music festivals.
Now based in Melbourne, Rowan has played concerts in Kyiv, Lviv, Krakow and Paris. Rowan now works with numerous Australian based projects including an album of original music while he continues to build his professional profile as one of Australia's exciting young musicians.

Monthly membership

Access to all the lessons. First 30 days for free.

Q & A

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Liberty Park Music (LPM) is an online music school. We teach music through videos and supporting materials like homework assignments and backing tracks. Currently, we offer lessons on piano, guitar, drums, and music theory. We will introduce more instruments, subjects, and services in the future to give you even more choices.

All you need is a computer or a mobile device that allows web browsing. With a reasonably stable and fast internet connection, your viewing experience is optimized on your desktops, laptops, or tablets.

We are constantly producing and publishing new lessons, about one new module each month, for every instrument and subject.  So you always have new materials to work on. 

Your membership, regardless of of your plan, should give you access to the entire library of lessons. That means ALL lessons are available to you, across instruments, styles, levels, and subjects. For example, you can take piano and theory lessons at the same time, or if you have a good musical appetite, take our piano and drum kit lessons at the same time! It's your choice.

Yes. Learning music online may seem novel to you, but if we can learn a language and other skills online, why not music? Online music lessons allow you to learn on your schedule, in the comfort of any locale of your choice, and at your own pace. You can pause when you need a moment to digest the lesson or rewind to view a particular section again. 

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You can upgrade or downgrade your plan at anytime. You can also cancel anytime. You can do all this on your Dashboard, or contact us at membership@libertyparkmusic.com.

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