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Hal Leonard Tutorial

Joe Pass – The Blue Side of Jazz

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7 Videos | Length: 58min 47sec
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    Introduction (example 1)

    Joe Pass welcomes you to the course.

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    Chord Patterns and 12-Bar Blues

    Joe demonstrates some chord patterns and 12-bar blues.

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    Chord Embellishments

    In this video, Joe discusses some chord embellishments.

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    Blues Chord Substitutions and Voicings (examples 2-7)

    Joe shows some chord substitutions with blues chords and different voicings.

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    Bebop Blues Progressions (examples 8-11)

    In this video, Joe demonstrates Bebop Blues progressions.

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    Chord Forms and Scales (examples 12-22)

    Joe shows some chord forms and demonstrates some scales.

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    Variations on Blues in G (examples 23-24)

    In this final video, Joe demonstrates some variations of Blues in G.

Product Overview


In this Hal Leonard video tutorial series, Joe Pass, one of jazz guitar's all-time masters, shows you the blues elements of jazz guitar. Joe covers bebop blues, new chord substitutions, pedal tones, jazz/blues improvisation and much more.

As usual, Joe brings wit and style to his invaluable guitar lessons, taking you straight to the heart of the “blue” side of jazz guitar.

Take a lesson with Joe today!


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Joe Pass – The Blue Side of Jazz is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 5 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from It all starts with the blues!! Joe Pass. Among the best jazz musicians, gives a practical, useful presentation of the blues for guitar. Don't miss this. A gentleman's gentleman. Competence personified. I'll rewatch many times ...
Date published: 2021-03-13
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from Joe Pass Video I have been a big fan of Joe Pass for decades. I have purchased many books claiming to teach the Joe Pass technique. I was excited to find The Blue Side of Jazz on Groove 3. Within only a few minutes of ordering it, I noticed the exact same video is on YouTube for free. The content of the video is no better than the content of the books. There is little educational value to this video. While there is a number indicating that each lick he plays is a new line, there is no guidance of what he is playing. Very disappointing that the content is so weak and that the video is available free on YouTube. I realize this is not Groove3 fault and feel badly for Groove3 for the damage this activity does to the music business. However, this video is clearly very dated, has no real educational value, and besides seeing Joe Pass perform, not sure there is any real commercial value to this video. Free would be the right price. Groove3 should be more involved in quality control. This video was a big nothing when it was created.
Date published: 2021-01-19
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Joe Pass The Blue Side of Jazz Very good masters class and I would recommend this video course for jazz guitarist.
Date published: 2021-01-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Must have for any Guitarist Very well done, easy to follow, and this master takes the time to show you the basic nuts and bolts off comping, also the camera work is great, easy to follow his hand, this by far is my favorite guitar instructional video
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Inspirational. So glad this did not disappear with VHS. An hour with Joe Pass on the blues; how fun!
Date published: 2020-12-07
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