Blues - the Ticket to Jazz

Blues - The Ticket to Jazz

Everything you need to know about Blues and Jazz-Blues playing in one comprehensive course!

Blues – the Ticket to Jazz

Everything you need to know about Blues and Jazz-Blues playing in one comprehensive course!

The saying that "the blues is Jazz's greatest influence" is reflected in this course that transforms the evolution of the Blues from its origins up to the way blues is played today by Gypsy and Jazz guitarists, into a consistent, methodical and enjoyable learning process.

For blues guitarists - learn how to make the transition from playing the blues over one pentatonic scale to playing jazz giving each chord its own sound.

For non-blues players - the first chapter in this course is dedicated to learning the Down-Home basics, so we'll all have the basics down to start with.

From the origins of the blues- rhythm, scales, traditional phrases, shuffle accompaniment and ending clichés, up to Jazz improvisation using arpeggios, chromatic approaches, reharmonization, substitutes for the I-VI-II-V7 and the II-V-I progressions - after learning this course, you'll be in a complete bluesy jazzy mode that you can implement on any Gypsy and Jazz standard you like.

Important - This course contains parts of the Blues Course from my previous site. It also contains many new lessons and lots of exciting new material!

Praise for this course:

Blues-The Ticket to Jazz

This is a really clear, well-thought out set of lessons that guides the student step-by-step through more and more sophisticated versions of the blues.It starts with the simple three chord structure familar to folk and rock musicians, and advances...

by David Edelstein

Excellent course

Congratulations!!! highly recommended!

by rodrigo villas boas

Just what I wanted!

I've played guitar on and off for 28 years now. I never really tried or wanted to be a student of the instrument. Of course with age, things changes. I did take lessons from a few teachers while back in high school. but this format is really whe...

by Alex Washburn

Blues-The Ticket to Jazz

This is a really clear, well-thought out set of lessons that guides the student step-by-step through more and more sophisticated versions of the blues.It starts with the simple three chord structure familar to folk and rock musicians, and advances...

by David Edelstein

Excellent course

Congratulations!!! highly recommended!

by rodrigo villas boas

Just what I wanted!

I've played guitar on and off for 28 years now. I never really tried or wanted to be a student of the instrument. Of course with age, things changes. I did take lessons from a few teachers while back in high school. but this format is really whe...

by Alex Washburn

Recommended

Great course with a lot of practical ideas om how to make the blues more sophisticated. It would be even better if there were more etudes to study along the way.

by Anders Thøgersen
Yaakov Hoter
Yaakov Hoter
Professional Musician and Teacher

About the instructor

Yaakov Hoter is a musician, composer, educator and recording and performing artist born in Israel in 1976. He studied at the Rimon Music College and earned his B.A. at the Jerusalem Academy of Music.
He and his band, Swing de Gitanes have performed widely at festivals in Israel and worldwide and collaborated with outstanding acclaimed musicians as Lulo Reinhardt, Martin Taylor, Miki Gavrielov, Evan Christopher, Stephane Wrembel and more..
Yaakov established a popular online guitar school, with a uniquely effective student oriented method and he brings his special approach directly to students in private lessons, group workshops and retreats in Israel and abroad, attracting a worldwide following.
He has a signature line of guitars made to his exacting standard of playability, affordability and great sound, made by Polak guitars.

What's included?

42 Videos
6 PDFs
5 Disqus

Course Curriculum