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30 Days to Better Jazz Guitar

30 Days to Better Jazz Guitar CoverAs someone who has studied music most of my life, and spent the last 17 years studying jazz guitar, I know that it’s sometimes hard to find new material to work on, figure out where to go next in our learning path or just open our ears and minds to new ideas on the instrument.

Because of this, I decided to put together a little project, where each day for a whole month I posted a short lesson on a different topic, and throughout the month covered all of the jazz guitar basics such as chords, scales, triads, arpeggios, ear training, repertoire and the ever dreaded sight reading.

If you want to view any/all of these 30 articles, check out the free-online version of the 30 Days to Better Guitar Series.

The goal of this project is to not only give you 30 days of material to practice, but hopefully these articles will open your ears and minds up to new possibilities on the instrument and provide hours, weeks or month of further practicing when the month is over.

After running this series in the summer of 2011, the response I got was extremely positive and the comments I received on these lessons was very encouraging from all of the readers who went through the 30 days of lessons.

Because of this, and due to demand from many readers, I’ve put together an ebook based on this 30 part series, which you can purchase for the low price of $14.99 US (less than 50 cents per lesson and 50% off the list price of $29.99. So grab your copy now!).

The book features all of the original 30 lessons, all of which have been expanded with more than 20 pages of extra musical examples and explanations, in both notation and tab, as well as 5 bonus lessons that have never before been published on my site.

Got a question or comment about this ebook? Visit the 30 Days to Better Jazz Guitar thread in the MWG Forum.


When buying the 30 Days to Better Jazz Guitar Ebook you get:


  • Printable PDF format
  • All 30 Original Lessons
  • Over 20 Pages of Expanded and Bonus Material
  • 5 Bonus Lessons Not Available on This Site
  • Enough learning material to keep you busy in the practice room for months, if not years, on end
  • All for less than 50 Cents Per Lesson!


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So if you’re looking to bring your jazz guitar playing to the next level and are searching for new inspiration in the practice room buy “30 Days to Better Jazz Guitar.” For less than the price of one private lesson you get a lifetime’s worth of practice material to explore in the woodshed.


Lesson Topics Include

  • How to Practice Major Scale Modes
  • Practicing Dominant Cycles
  • Accents in Improvisation
  • Modes of Melodic Minor
  • Major Blues Tunes for Jazz Guitar
  • Extended Arpeggios
  • Pentatonic b9 Scale
  • Drop 2 Chords
  • Minor Blues Tunes for Jazz Guitar
  • Major ii-V-I Progressions
  • Drop 3 Chords
  • Harmonic Minor Modes
  • Bebop Scale Patterns
  • 3 to 7 Triads
  • 4th Voicings
  • Sight Reading Exercises for Jazz Guitarists
  • Standard Tunes for Jazz Guitar
  • Harmonic Major Modes
  • 2 Note Jazz Chords
  • Ear Training for Jazz Guitarists
  • 3 to 9 Arpeggios
  • Chord Scales
  • Bebop Tunes for Jazz Guitar
  • Transcribing Jazz Guitar Melodies, Chords and Solos
  • Reading Changes for Jazz Guitarists
  • The Charleston Rhythm
  • Minor ii-V-I Progression
  • Modern Jazz Tunes For Jazz Guitar
  • Vocal Exercises For Jazz Guitarists


  1. Guy, December 19, 2011:

    I just found your website and I’m loving it. I’ve been playing guitar for right at two years and I felt things have been getting stale in my practice routine.

    After reading your preview material I’ve decided to buy your e-book.

    Thanks for many great sessions to come!

  2. Guy, December 19, 2011:

    After only a brief hour with your book I am amazed at the scope of material covered as well as the practicality of the examples that are given, beginning right in Chapter 1.

    Being self taught on the guitar, I was amazed right away at how your book brought about an awareness of the lack of organization my routines had fallen into during my nightly practice. Right off the bat I am practicing things that I haven’t been and it has me excited.

    I look forward to reporting back with the progress made over the course of the next month.

  3. Matthew Warnock, March 7, 2012:

    30 Days to Better Jazz Guitar e-book by Matthew Warnock is an outstanding asset for up-and-coming jazz guitarists, though it covers advanced topics that seasoned players will surly benefit from learning as well. In either case, it is written in a clear, friendly manner, and the chapters are well thought out and filled with notation/TAB examples and links to additional resources. Each daily lesson is highly accessible and perfectly sized for a focused practice session. The book covers the indispensable scales, chords, voicings, arpeggios, motifs, progressions, rhythms, and accents, which characterize both modern and classic jazz guitar playing styles. On top of that, the author offers ample experienced advice on how to get the best out of time spent in the “woodshed” practicing. After 30 days, students will find themselves further down the road to playing in a great musical tradition with many new ideas and perspectives to assist them along the way.

    ~Jonathan Pac Cantin “JonnyPac”
    Jazz guitarist, musical educator, and author of Chord-Scale Theory and Linear Harmony for Guitar

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