Jazz Standards

Jazz Standards

Explore the Jazz Standards that have influenced musicians for decades. In these lessons, you will have the opportunity to learn (1) the chord voicings that Tomo uses in playing these Standards, and (2) elements of jazz harmony. These lessons will also lead to much improvement in your rhythm playing.

To benefit from these lessons, you will need to become familiar with these tunes and buy your own sheet music. Most of the Standards here are included in The Real Book, a compilation of sheet music available at halleonard.com. The Real Book is not for beginners, or for anyone with an aversion to reading music. It is a collection of lead sheets, showing melodic lines and chord names. There are no chord diagrams and no tabs. Although these lessons will be challenging for many of our subscribers, they will present a real growth opportunity for any guitarist who would like to learn how to work with lead sheets.

JS01. Another You
JS02. Autumn Leaves
JS03. All of Me

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Jazz Standards
  • JS01 Another You

    There Will Never Be Another You. Chord Voicings: R 3 7 Chords. Working with lead sheets. Rhythm Playing. Left-Hand Muting. Guitar: Orangewood Berkeley. D’Addario XS (.012-.053) Strings. Pickboy 1.00 mm TF Signature.

  • JS02 Autumn Leaves

    Autumn Leaves. Chord Voicings: R 3 7 Chords. Working with lead sheets. Rhythm Playing. Muting.

    This version of Autumn Leaves is in the key of G minor. The version included in The Real Book is in a different key. This is one of a few instances where you may want to find a stand-alone lead sheet...

  • JS03 All of Me

    Jazz Standards - All of Me. Chord Voicings: R 3 7 Chords. Working with lead sheets. Rhythm Playing. Left-Hand Muting. Guitar: D’Angelico EXL-1. Fender Pro Reverb (2). D’Addario NYXL (.012-.052) Strings. Providence E205TF Cables. Pickboy 1.00 mm TF Signature.