Introduction to Jazz Guitar


Location: The Academy
Instructor: Murray Vissher

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Session: 2021 Spring
Session: 2021 Winter
Session: 2020 Fall
SKU: jazz-guitar Categories: ,


This course offers students the first steps to playing jazz on the guitar. We will explore several jazz forms including altered blues, simple bossa nova and standards with descending fifth chord progressions. 
Each new piece will be studied in 2 class sessions. 
The first session will introduce the melody, the chord progression (along with a set of chord inversions) and a scale or series of scales/modes with which to improvise. 
The second session will be a ‘jam’ where participants play the piece, trading off on melody (or ‘the head’) chord accompaniment and bass lines. This will also be an opportunity to explore improvisation using the scales that were provided in the previous class.
By the end of the program students should have a small set of pieces that they will be reasonably comfortable playing in a ‘jam’ setting.

Additional information


2020 Fall, 2021 Winter, 2021 Spring, Drop In, 4 Pack Drop In, 8 Pack Drop In


SessionDurationClass TimeClassTuition 
2020-21 Fall
September - December
10 WeeksSunday
4:30 - 6:00
Intruduction to Jazz Guitar$195Register
2020-21 Winter
January to Mid March
10 WeeksSunday
4:30 - 6:00
Introduction to Jazz Guitar$195Register
2020-21 Spring
April to June
8 WeeksSunday
4:30 - 6:00
Intruduction to Jazz Guitar$155Register


Murray Visscher

Murray Visscher

Canadian guitarist Murray Visscher has performed for audiences in major cities in Canada and the United States. He is in demand as a performer, adjudicator, and teacher.

He received his Masters Degree at the San Francisco Conservatory, under the guidance of renowned guitarist David Tanenbaum. During his classical studies, Murray also performed regularly with Bay area jazz ensembles.

Murray received a Bachelor degree in music from Western Washington University. Other teachers include: David Feingold, Dusan Bogdonovic and Scott ...
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