In this first video, we are introduced to Larry Coryell, who plays an opening song and discusses his tuning.
Larry shows how to play the changes, the melody, and the bridge for the song "Tender Tears".
In this video, discusses playing the blues and uses the song "First Things First" as an example.
Larry talks all about playing octaves and comping.
In this final video, Larry shows how to play artificial harmonics.
It's hard to imagine a more in-depth and advanced lesson on jazz guitar than this masterpiece by Larry Coryell. All of his years of experience and knowledge come into focus as he demonstrates how to play over changes, serve substitute chords and licks, turnarounds, and breaks down complex single-note melodies.
He then delves into different blues/jazz styles, swing comping, combining Django-style with modern “walking” bass lines, Coltrane phrases, Lenny Breau-style “waterfall” harmonics, “outside” playing, Gabor Szabo octaves, special stretch exercises, working with dissonance and even more!
Larry shows throughout the videos how he's just as incredible a teacher as he is a player, and we can assure you, there's enough information here to keep any guitarist busy for a long time.
Larry Coryell is one of jazz/rock fusion's true pioneering greats and, along with his solo recordings, has recorded with numerous legendary musicians such as John McLaughlin, Sonny Rollins, Stephane Grappelli, and Wayne Shorter.
Always an educator as well as a player, he's been a popular columnist for Guitar Player Magazine for many years. Experience Larry Coryell's guitar mastery today!
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