In this first video, we see a solo performance by jazz guitar artist Jack Grassel.
Next, Jack shares his formula on having a sucessful career in the music business.
Here we see Jack's technique for playing chords and a root bass note together.
In this video we learn to play a melody on top of a walking bass line.
Jack goes over the various techniques he uses to sound like more than one guitar.
In this video, we hear about playing styles used to make space for a vocalist.
Here we see how Jack uses 4 string chords to play chord melodies.
Next, Jack shows us how he alters chords in various ways using the II-V-I chord progression.
Jack talks about practicing in small intervals to keep it fresh and interesting.
In this video, we see how Jack makes small adjustments to make everything work better.
Here we see a live duo performance that Jack does with himself.
Next, Jack goes over his techniques for harmonics.
Jack shows us how he positions his fingers to play any key in the same position.
Now Jack shows us how we can play one key in twelve different positions.
Here we are introduced to scales played moving horizontally along the guitar neck.
In this video, Jack goes over improvising using a technique that is free from traditional scales.
Here we see a trio performance where Jack plays in a way that allows for a vocalist and double bass.
Jack gives us his thoughts on adding to the song including comping or complimenting the soloist.
Now we are shown how Jack approaches playing octaves.
In this video Jack talks about how you can create your own sound.
Jack talks about what he does to his guitar to create a signature sound starting at the headstock and working his way down.
Here we learn about creating an image in various ways as the artist.
In this video we hear Jacks thoughts on being a teacher, a student, and the fine line between both.
In this Hal Leonard video series, Jazz guitar master Jack Grassel gives performance tips, demonstrates techniques, and plays amazing guitar in this comprehensive tutorial collection.
You’ll learn important music business advice, simultaneous bass and chords, single-note improv and bass, simulating multiple guitars, working with a vocalist, posture and right-hand technique, colorful altered chords, power practicing, melody chords, 12 keys in one position, student-teacher relationship, and much more.
See why Guitar One magazine has voted Jack Grassel “One of the Ten Best Guitarists (You Probably Don't Know) in America” as well as why the Wisconsin Area Music Industry has named him Jazz Artist and Guitarist of the Year seven times.
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