PracticeJazzGuitar.com is being developed to be the most thorough and informative jazz guitar learning website on the Internet. At PracticeJazzGuitar.com the goal is to teach you how to play on and over Chord Changes and Progressions. In other words we jazz musicians call this, "Playing Changes". We teach you this methodically, using different tools. In jazz this what we call the holy grail, the creme de la crème, the final destination, the light at the end of the tunnel. Jazz improvisation can be learned, but you need to follow certain steps in the process. PracticeJazzGuitar.com is all about learning jazz guitar and jazz music with,
Beginner Intermediate Advanced Lessons that include all these subjects
Play Along Videos
Play Along Tracks
Guitar Chord Voicings
and much more!!!
This site is designed for any level student, to learn and practice at your own pace. Whether you are seasoned pro, enthusiastic amateur or complete beginner, this site is for you! The lessons are in audio and video format to be used with the sheet music found in the practicejazzguitar.com website for members and in the store for PURCHASE for non-members.
The lesson material presented here is from years of teaching materials that I have presented to students of all ages and instruments. These exercises in my experience have helped many of my students understand and learn the jazz language. Most of them have become successful professional musicians.
All material will be constantly updated and subject to change without notice.
Ron Jackson has over 30 years of teaching experience. He started teaching students privately while he was majoring in Jazz Composition and Arranging at Berklee College of Music and when he lived in Paris. Since living in New York City, Ron has taught and performed in workshops for Music Outreach, Jazz at Lincoln Center-Jazz in the Schools and The New York Pops Create A Symphony Program. He has taught and lectured at the Prins Claus Conservatoire, “New Comes to Groningen” Jazz program Groningen,The Netherlands, Duke University, The National Summer Guitar Workshop Jazz Summit, St. Albans Congregational Church Music Program NYC, The New School, New York University, The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in Los Angeles, The Wells Fargo Jazz For Teens Program at NJPAC, The Brooklyn Conservatory and Jazzmobile, as well as in clinics in France, Escuela Creativa Musica, Madrid Spain, The United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Australia and Portugal.
Ron is currently a contributing editor at Acoustic Guitar Magazine and is accepting private students for online and in person lessons.
After many years of teaching and writing learning material for my guitar students as well as other instrumentalists, I’ve decided to start a website making this knowledge accessible to everyone.