How To Start Improvising Jazz ... But Without All The Theory (finally!)

The ability to create improvised melodic lines is one of the most important skills a jazz musician needs to develop.

With this course, you'll learn to improvise solos without the burden of superfluous theory. The focus is on making music in the spur of the moment without your typical "information overload".

Don't let jazz improv intimidate you: take the first step by enrolling in this course today.


Jazz Guitar Improv 101 provides a framework for your jazz guitar improvisations with solid foundations. It covers not only materials (scales and ways to approach solos) but also concepts on how to take your improv skills further by yourself, independently of a teacher.

Improv 101

It has over 60 minutes of video lessons where you'll watch the the step-by-step instructions for understanding The Three Pillars of Improvisation as well as mastering the first pillar on common jazz harmony. In the end, you'll be a master at playing 100% accurate notes while improvising on standard chord progressions.


Module 1: The Three Pillars

Lesson 1: The Three Pillars of Improvisation

Module 2: Playing the "Right Notes"

Lesson 2: Making Your Solos "Fit" the Chords

Lesson 3: No-Nonsense Basic Positions

Lesson 4: The Top-3 Essential Fingerings 

Module 3: First Steps in Improvisation

Lesson 5: Using "1 through 7" Scales

Lesson 6: Call and Answer Soloing

Lesson 7: Call and Answer on II-V-I

Lesson 8: Call and Answer on Minors

Lesson 9: Extra Progressions

Lesson 10: How to NOT Freak Out About Positions

Module 4: Interlude - Musical Constraints

Lesson 11: Introducing the LTF Concepts 

Lesson 12: Major Scale on Single Strings (Improv!)

Lesson 13: Call and Answer Soloing

Module 5: Guide-Tones on Autumn Leaves

Lesson 14: Introducing Guide-Tones

Lesson 15: Just thirds, just thirds!

Lesson 16: Thirds Resolved from the Seventh

Lesson 17: Complete Solo on Autumn Leaves

Module 6: All the Chord Tones You Are

Lesson 18: Scales w/o the Even Degrees 

Lesson 19: Arpeggios on All the Things

Lesson 20: Call and Answer Improv

Lesson 21: Complete Solo on All the Things

Module 7: Some Blues

Lesson 21: Blues is the Foundation

Lesson 22: One Pentatonic

Lesson 23: One-Two, Pentatonics! 

Lesson 24: How Phrasing Saves the Day 

Lesson 25: Call and Answer Solos on Blues

Module 8: Discussions

Lesson 26: Listening and Imitation

Lesson 27: Phrase Length and Pacing

"I reviewed this course yesterday, all I can say is WOW... Very, Very well defined and methodical. It will definitely take some practice to accomplish, but I am looking forward to really dedicating my time to this material. I liked the way that you went from the basic concepts and built on them. I am already looking forward to the expanded, more advanced improv courses!" 

Chuck - U.S.A.

Designed to Help You Reach Flow During Jazz Improvisation

This course was designed for guitarists of all levels wanting to fully unlock jazz improvisation. Improv 101 will teach you exactly how to be "harmonically correct" while soloing on real chord progresions. Goodbye pentatonic solos, hello intricate jazzy lines and effective change-running!

Helps You Structure the Way Your Approach Jazz Improvisation

There's a ton of information online when it comes to learning jazz guitar soloing. But these resources generally lack focus and structure. You run the risk of getting lost in a sea of theory and unrelated technical exercises. If you've been struggling to create meaningful jazz improvisations on your own then Improv 101 is the next logical step to building a solid foundation. 


"Marc it's amazing! It is exactly what I needed at just the right time.The immense value that I am getting out of it is beyond anything that I expected. Your intelligence and experience are helping tremendously. I am floored to be able to learn what you are teaching us. I am very happy to be a student of such an esteemed and generous Music School" 

-Randy, Canada

"Excellent - describes the logic and the stages of the Improv 101 course first - clear, straightforward and entirely manageable Pdf layout for a player. I've had fun experimenting with the beginning stages of the course, so it has captured me & given me the enthusiasm back that I need to progress. Perfect for me."

-Peter H., New Zealand

Watch a Sample Lesson

“I’m your real teacher: Marc-Andre Seguin, a Canadian thirty-something jazzer, teacher and composer at times. 

This course features very detailed explanations, examples and precise improv exercises to apply on ALL jazz progressions (for ALL levels)."

Lesson 7 - Call and Answer Soloing

100% Satisfaction + Effectiveness Guarantee

If you've made an honest effort to use the materials in this product during 4 weeks and you're not satisfied and/or did not see any improvements in your playing, then we'll give you a 100% refund. Your time is precious. And so is money. Write a simple email to support@jazzguitarlessons.net within 30 days of the transaction and we'll refund immediately, no questions asked.

"Improve Your Playing, or We Don't Get Paid!" 

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish? 

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. 

How long do I have access to the course? 

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. 

Learn The Basics of JAZZ Soloing with Improv 101

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