Jazz Guitar Improv 101

Your Starting Point to Learn Jazz Improvisation on the Guitar

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Improv 101 is everything you need to know to START IMPROVISING NOW!

"I reviewed this course yesterday, all I can say is WOW... Very, very well defined and methodical. It will definitely take some practice to accomplish, but I am looking forward to really dedicating my time to this material. I liked the way that you went from the basic concepts and built on them. I am already looking forward to the expanded, more advanced improv courses!" - Chuck, U.S.A.

How To Start Improvising Jazz ... But Without All The Theory (finally!)

The ability to create improvised melodic lines is one of the most important skills a jazz musician needs to develop.

With this course, you'll learn to improvise solos without the burden of superfluous theory. The focus is on making music in the spur of the moment without your typical "information overload".

Don't let jazz improv intimidate you: take the first step by enrolling in this course today.


Jazz Guitar Improv 101 provides a framework for your jazz guitar improvisations with solid foundations. It covers not only materials (scales and ways to approach solos) but also concepts on how to take your improv skills further by yourself, independently of a teacher.

It has over 60 minutes of video lessons where you'll watch the the step-by-step instructions for understanding The Three Pillars of Improvisation as well as mastering the first pillar on common jazz harmony. In the end, you'll be a master at playing 100% accurate notes while improvising on standard chord progressions.

Designed to Help You Reach Flow During Jazz Improvisation

This course was designed for guitarists of all levels wanting to fully unlock jazz improvisation. Improv 101 will teach you exactly how to be "harmonically correct" while soloing on real chord progressions. Goodbye pentatonic solos, hello intricate jazzy lines and effective change-running!

Comprehensive analysis of each chord shape is provided, both in video and PDF formats

The balanced approach in this guitar tutorial ensures that you learn some concepts as well as some practical chord shapes and ideas. In short, at the end of the course, you'll be a comping machine, by being able to apply the chords and rhythms you learned here.

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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Course Curriculum

  Jazz Guitar Improv 101 - All Backing Tracks
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  Section 1 - Three Pillars of Improvisation
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  Section 2 - "Defining the Sandbox"
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  Final Steps to Mastery
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100% Satisfaction + Effectiveness Guarantee

If you've made an honest effort to use the materials in this product during 4 weeks and you're not satisfied and/or did not see any improvements in your playing, then we'll give you a 100% refund.

Your time is precious. And so is money. Write a simple email to [email protected] within 30 days of the transaction and we'll refund immediately, no questions asked.

"Improve Your Playing,
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"Excellent - describes the logic and the stages of the Improv 101 course first - clear, straightforward and entirely manageable Pdf layout for a player. I've had fun experimenting with the beginning stages of the course, so it has captured me & given me the enthusiasm back that I need to progress. Perfect for me." - Peter H., New Zealand

"I have been studying with Marc-Andre for about four years now, and have recently recognized that my selection of JGL training program was based on my utmost need of finding direction and structure in my learning. The short course “Improv 101” definitely delivers what I have been seeking, i.e. providing a step-by-step, very practical approach to learning improvisation on chord progressions using simple soloing exercises. Clearly a “unique ability” of MA. Certainly looking forward to 102 and 103 programs…" - Jacques S., Canada

"I am enjoying your IMPROV 101 course. I am taking it slowly step-by-step. It's a well structured course and the backing tracks are really useful for practicing the scales over the chord changes. The course is great and I look forward to working through the entire program." - Anthony B., Australia

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
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