Intro to Jazz

Group guitar class taught by Molly Miller

7 lessons · 1 hour per week · intermediate


In this course we will look at the fundamentals of jazz: comping, improvisation, ii V I's, arpeggios, scales, and more. We will learn how to approach comping in the jazz style and start playing changes. We will look at shell chords, as well as the Dorian, Mixolydian, and Ionian modes. You even have a transcription assignment! So get ready to start swinging!!!

What's included

Video chat lessons

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Lesson replays

Unlimited access to recordings from class.

Private community

Practice with people who share your love of guitar.

Taught by Molly Miller
Teaching on Til since 2021

4.99 · 361 students · 115 lessons

I am a lover of guitar. I have been playing since I was 7 - I grew up playing with my 4 siblings. I studied at USC, where I received my Doctorate in Guitar Performance and now am a professor. I play constantly- touring with artists such as Jason Mraz, Molly Miller Trio, and all over the internet!
What you'll do

Shell Chords and Seventh Chords

The chord voicings you need to start playing jazz

Playing Changes

We will utilize arpeggios to play changes

ii V I

We will use arpeggios and modes to investigate this classic harmonic movement


We will discuss HOW and WHAT to do when soloing over jazz

Tunes: The Blues and The Great American Songbook

We will learn essential repertoire - melody, comping, improvising

Who you are
You should already know: barre chords, open chords, be able to play single note lines (this can be scales, riffs etc). Some understanding of very basic harmony - we will go over theory in the class.
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