On his first-ever instructional program, Alex shares his perspectives and secrets for conquering Jazz guitar.
Alex Skolnick is world renowned for creating an unprecedented blend of Metal and traditional Jazz. Using basic Blues progressions, he guides you through Jazz concepts and shows how to follow progressions by targeting chord tones, triads, embellishments, modes and Jazz patterns. Learn to apply techniques like upper chord extensions, chromaticism, Jazz licks, and to add Bossa Nova, Swing, 6/8 time and Waltz rhythmic styles to your skill set. Alex reveals how he transforms rock songs like the Scorpions’ “Still Loving You” into a Jazz composition, as well as his approach to classic standards such as “Autumn Leaves.” Jazz, Rock and Metal guitarists, will find this program details Jazz theory and concepts that will increase your music vocabulary, repertoire and overall fluency.