Jazz guitar chords can seem complicated even if you've been playing guitar for a long time in other styles, right?
If you look up jazz guitar chords, you're gonna see all kinds of different shapes and it's gonna seem like you have to do tons and tons of work before you can even play anything close to an actual song.
Luckily, that's not really the case.
In this lesson we're going to look at how to build jazz guitar chords using some common chord shapes you probably already know.
You don't need to know a bunch of complicated music theory to do this. You just need to follow a couple of guidelines that I'll share with you throughout this lesson, and put the fingers in the right spots.
If you start adapting these kinds of shapes using what I show you here, you'll be on your way to creating your own jazz guitar chords.
You'll find that you don't need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to learning jazz guitar, and you don't have to memorize 1000s of chord shapes or buy a jazz guitar chord dictionary.
In this lesson, we're going to take a look at how common chords are made.
So we’ll be taking a look at a couple of your basic open chords and the corresponding barre chords.
And then we're going to look at how jazz guitar chords are made, and how to convert the barre chords you already know into some usable jazz guitar chords.
Let's get started.