Study the styles of some of the most influential jazz guitarists, and learn the basics behind the jazz language: chord/scale usage, building melodic tension, and improvisation techniques.
Gain command of the techniques necessary to play jazz guitar in a compelling and authentic manner.
Develop the skills to become a professional guitar player. Through private lessons with Berklee's renowned faculty and a rigorous program of study that spans contemporary music styles, you will develop your unique sound, improve your technique, increase your musicianship, and harness technology to create professional-sounding recordings.
Play great jazz while you learn from the most revered guitar method of all time.
These solos and duets map directly to the lessons of William Leavitt’s Modern Method for Guitar Vol. 1, the basic guitar text at Berklee College of Music. Since the 1960s, the Modern Method for Guitar series has been one of world’s most popular guitar methods, translated into Spanish, French, and Japanese, and selling over half a million copies.
Carefully overseen and recorded by Larry Baione, chair of Berklee’s Guitar Department (and a former student of William Leavitt), these arrangements are crafted to Leavitt’s time-proven approach, giving you the chance to apply what you learn to music by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Django Reinhardt, and other jazz greats. The accompanying CD demonstrates all tunes and offers play-along tracks for practicing the duets.
Larry Baione is chair of the Berklee College of Music Guitar Department. Baione has been a faculty member since 1974…