Pop Hits For Solo Jazz Guitar

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12 Videos | Length: 2hr 4min 54sec
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  • Introduction 8:10


    In this first video, we are introduced to freelance jazz guitarist Jake Reichbart as he goes over some playing techniques that are going to be used throughout the tutorial.

  • Big Yellow Taxi 10:38

    Big Yellow Taxi

    Next we learn "Big Yellow Taxi" in G.

  • Crazy Pt. 1 8:10

    Crazy Pt. 1

    Here we dive into the first part of the Willie Nelson song made popular by Patsy Cline.

  • Crazy Pt. 2 9:33

    Crazy Pt. 2

    Jake continues his breakdown of the song.

  • Deacon Blues Pt. 1 10:03

    Deacon Blues Pt. 1

    Now we start the first part of learning this classic Steely Dan song.

  • Deacon Blues Pt. 2 9:56

    Deacon Blues Pt. 2

    We continue the breakdown of the song.

  • Don't Know Why 11:32

    Don't Know Why

    In this video, we go over playing "Don't Know Why" in C.

  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine 13:15

    I Heard It Through the Grapevine

    Next we learn how to play this '60s classic in C minor.

  • Michelle 14:43


    Here we go over the iconic ballad "Michelle".

  • Steppin' Out 12:59

    Steppin' Out

    Jake takes us step by step through this song by singer-songwriter Joe Jackson.

  • You Are So Beautiful Pt. 1 8:04

    You Are So Beautiful Pt. 1

    Now we start the breakdown of this multi-covered '70s classic.

  • You Are So Beautiful Pt. 2 7:51

    You Are So Beautiful Pt. 2

    In this final video, we finish learning to play "You Are So Beautiful".

Product Overview

In this Hal Leonard video tutorial series, first-call freelance guitarist Jake Reichbart who has performed alongside Motown and jazz legends in his thousands of live gigs, shares his solo guitar tips & techniques.

Throughout the series you'll learn from this seasoned vet how to play beautiful arrangements of these popular tunes: Big Yellow Taxi, Crazy, Deacon Blues, Don't Know Why, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Michelle, Steppin' Out, and You Are So Beautiful.

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