free ebook

Jazz Standard Study Guides

Learning how to play jazz guitar is often overwhelming.


There are countless scales, chords, arpeggios, and licks to learn.


So where do you start and how do you stay organized in your practice routine with so much to learn?




The best way to learn jazz guitar is to work on tunes.


Jazz standards keep you focused in the practice room, teach you practical application of techniques, and give you tunes to jam on with other musicians.


Everything you need to jam at home, or on the bandstand, can be learned by studying jazz standards.




What’s the best way to break down and learn jazz tunes in the practice room?


The answers are found in each of these jazz standard study guides.


Each volume in this series breaks down the chords, form, keys, and teaches you how to comp the chords and solo over those progressions with confidence.


There are technical items such as scales and arpeggios, as well as musical items such as soloing and comping studies, in each of these eBooks.


Everything you need to jam on these tunes with confidence.


If you’re struggling in the practice room, or don’t know where to start when learning jazz standards, these eBooks are just what you need to kick start your playing.


Note: To avoid copyright issues, the melody is not included in these eBooks.




What You Get With Each Study Guide


  • Printable PDF eBook.
  • Mp3 Audio Examples.
  • Backing Tracks to Jam Over.
  • Comping Studies.
  • Soloing Studies.
  • Essential Licks.
  • Harmonic Analysis.
  • Scale/Arpeggio/Chord Shapes.
  • Essential Rhythms.
  • And More!



What You Learn With Each Study Guide


  • Breakdown of the Keys and Chord Progression.
  • Improvisational Vocabulary and Concepts.
  • Scale Shapes and Scale Soloing Guide.
  • Arpeggio Shapes and Exercises.
  • Soloing Studies.
  • Comping Studies.
  • And much more…




Jazz Standard Study Guides


Each guide is a stand-alone study resource that provides everything you need to understand how to comp and solo over your favorite jazz standards.


All for the low price of $9.99.


Download a sample PDF from the Corcovado Study Guide.




All of Me               Add to Cart



Autumn Leaves           Add to Cart



Blue Bossa             Add to Cart



Corcovado             Add to Cart       View Cart



In a Sentimental Mood       Add to Cart



Summertime        Add to Cart



There Will Never be Another You        Add to Cart


"Matt's site is an amazing resource when studying Jazz guitar. It's clear, effective, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week" - Joel

Join Joel and 40,000 others who benefit from free email guitar lessons

100% privacy. Your email will never be shared


  1. Rand Dannenberg, March 27, 2017:

    Hi – because of Matt’s tune of the month lessons, I bought the Corcovado guide so I could get everything concatenated in one place. The lesson on FB are so valuable and the guide memorializes them. I especially liked the sheet with the chords, and written under the chords, recommended scales to use over portions of the tune. It is a double whammy because you get a harmonic analysis and the scale (sophisticated yet made easy) to actually experiment with at the same time and you can just start playing or even use it as a reminder if you play out. On the next page, provided fingerings of the scales. So I printed the sheet to leave in front of me as I move through the book on the iPad. I feel I cannot find this level of instruction anywhere… you just can’t find it anywhere at this depth of knowledge and with such good materials to communicate it. Combined with the facebook lessons, this is an unheard of good deal I have never found in any other medium or with any other person.

  2. Kirk Stephenson, April 4, 2017:

    It’s remarkable to find an answer to all my questions about playing jazz in one place.
    Matt is a natural educator & has provided a ton of resources to really enable me to be everything I always wanted to be.
    The guy is answering my questions online & showing me how to improve my playing. He’s got a good way of making complicated stuff seem easier. I’ve been playing for over 40 years & this is the best online resource I’ve seen delivered by a top class educationalist. thanks buddy, buy you a beer one day!

  3. Sherry, May 6, 2017:

    I highly recommend Matt’s study guide. They are essential for jazz guitar study. When I studied jazz bass at university, we studied jazz standards in scales, arpeggios, comping styles and analysis. Matt leaves nothing out here. The guides contain everything in an easy to understand method. I’ve scrutinized every detail of Matt’s website with my jazz education from university. He’s truly a one stop shop for jazz guitar proficiency whether you’re a beginner or advanced player.

  4. James, May 10, 2017:

    I grabbed two of these last night (“All of Me” and “Summertime”) to learn some new angles for approaching two standards I already know. So far, I’ve only worked with the “All of Me” guide. It is amazing! This is the way to study standards. Everything you need (except the melody–due to copyright–which you can learn on your own to sharpen your ear) is right here in one place. The format is great, moving from simple to more complicated approaches. I especially like that the examples are in both notation/tab and fretboard diagram formats.

    These are well worth the price. I’m sure I’ll be buying more of Matt’s excellent books and guides.

  5. Frank Saunders, May 30, 2017:

    I look forward to using Matt’s stuff.he definitely has got it going on.

  6. Peter Snell, June 10, 2017:

    In studying your Summertime breakdown, you list a Dm7 chord with a fourth (G) in it. While it sounds okay (a 13th), there’s no explanation as to why it’s there? Can you explain. Thanks…BTW, love your straight-ahead breakdown of tunes.

  7. Peter Snell, June 11, 2017:

    These guides are excellent. I use them primarily to understand a tune and to find ways to improvise intelligently on them. But they work for more than guitar as well. I play saxes and flute and I find that working these tunes out on guitar (and also piano) using the guides really gets the tunes in my head and under my fingers. I’m learning to be patient and study each section in the guides carefully. The payoff is superb!

  8. Rodger Clemons, June 11, 2017:

    These are really great study guides. Well thought out, methodical, and packed with great ideas. I have all of them, and I would certainly buy more if you ever decide to produce them.

  9. Percy F, June 11, 2017:

    I already have the complete set of Study Guides. I am working on Corcovado and Summertime. They are very helpful indeed and have satisfied certain gaps I had been experiencing in my approach to improvising. They are giving me greater confidence in improvising over the changes to actual jazz standards. Highly recommended!

  10. Plium hunter, June 11, 2017:

    I have all these study guides. They are an excellent way to learn these great tunes – from chords to arpeggios to soloing. The audio samples are a great help in understanding the sound you are looking for.

  11. Wombat, June 29, 2017:

    These guides have everything you need for building a tune from the basics to something that you can feel satisfied is sounding like jazz! The audio backing tracks are long enough that even after just a little practice you can have a ton of fun improvising. The books are so generous – all the theory, scales, exercises, examples, backing tracks, chord diagrams, full explanations and suggestions for improvising on these great tunes – it’s all there and for a ridiculously low price. As a jazz novice I can see that these guides are going to make practice a joy and progress swift. Get ’em!

  12. Robert Harrison, July 3, 2017:

    I haven’t even scratched the surface of these guides and I’ve already learned a lot. I’ve been working on Autumn Leaves for a bit before the guide and in just a day or two with the guide I’ve been able to incorporate new ideas!

Share Your Comments or Questions