Ten Basic Jazz Guitar Chords (Guitar Lesson JA-001) How to play

Justin’s Completely Free Jazz Guitar Lessons. This is Lesson JA-001. In this lesson you will learn the basic ten chord grips that you will need to know to start playing some jazz. All the chords and stuff are all in the chords section of justinguitar.com Find the related course notes on the following link: justinguitar.comTaught by Justin Sandercoe. Full support at the justinguitar web site where you will find hundreds of lessons on a wide range of subjects, and all the scales and chords that you will ever need! There is a great forum too to get help, no matter what the problem. And it is all totally free, no bull. No sample lessons, no memberships, no free ebook. Just tons of great lessons :) To get help with this lesson (and for further info and tabs), find the Lesson ID in the video title (like ST-667 or whatever) and then look it up on the Lesson Index page of justinguitar.com www.justinguitar.com Have fun .
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49 Responses to “Ten Basic Jazz Guitar Chords (Guitar Lesson JA-001) How to play”

  • IANB1410:

    Exactlly what I’ve been looking for

  • Wooodygun:


  • 91xRedemption:

    Thank you I love your website

  • OxDoris:

    Never mind… I was playing it wrong. ;w;

  • OxDoris:

    Is his guitar tuned differently? I don’t mean to sound ignorant, I’m just new to Jazz.

  • Izaak247:

    U remind me of frusciante. Ur so awesome

  • brickmotion3333:


  • GlassOf WarmWATER:

    i made my first friend at the age of 18 (forever alone)

  • Wookash96:

    Just about every chord (except for those with a b5 or #5) have a 5th in it, so you don’t need to play it, since it’s already assumed it’s there. Often you’ll find the bassist or other accompaniment will play the 5th to complete the chord, but it’s not necessary.

  • metalrhoads:

    So he’s removing the fifth from each chord, with the exception of the one with the b5…
    all jazzers seem to do this.. anyone know why?

  • RizonProduction:

    nasty ass fingernails. cool lesson tho :)

  • lucasbretels:

    Hi, In a major 7th chord, the 7th is a MAJOR 7th note, ex given:
    C maj7 = C E G B
    De B en the C are indeed a half tone away from each other but because they are almost a octave distance , they do not sound dissonant so strong.

  • Lily Lemons:

    Bwahhhhh, I love your lessons. <3

  • 84ND3R5N4TCH:

    Could anyone suggest some jazzy scales? I already know semilocrian, ultralocrian, melodic and bebop. Would semilocrian be good?

  • Akoranicya:

    Hi sir Justin how are you? just need some advice/hints about playing jazz, i know how to play guitar let say just more than a beginner, i know how to play pentatonic scale, i know how to play modes but not that good, i dont know how to start to learn jazz im scared coz i think its hard, and know i decided that o have to start just dont know how or what to do, what is the best thing to do first to learn jazz? do i have to memorize all the chords first? thank for your help sir really appreciate

  • Santiago Martinez D'auro:

    because in a major7th chord, the seventh isa 7th minor not a 7th major (that would sound so dissonant

  • EthanMichaelHanson:

    Blablablablablabla 2:08



  • botleydot:

    Well if you take a note out of the chord it’s changing the whole sound. It’s like saying “I like killing people and I think it’s because if you take the ‘s’ out of slaughter you’re left with laughter.” And obviously the same thing applies if you take the B out of a Cmaj7 then it’s a major triad, and a Bb out of a Cm7 gives you a minor triad. Do you get my point?

  • satchvanjohnson41:

    Am I the only person who was surprised by the mongoose at the end?

  • ZeppelinFloydRoses:


  • Chandlorexia:

    Wow…lol What a way to toss the bait in the water and wait for someone to take a bite. Theory troll.

  • mjbRULLS4ever:

    dat commercial was hallariouse xD

  • mozartscafe:

    well thank you, and I love yours!! :)

  • colouredfreeways:

    that c diminished chord is sooo sexy

  • kewlkidd1990:

    Great very well explained helped a bunch.

  • InnocentSwift13:

    Loved this tutorial, thanks. It’s really helped:)

  • cdyjnthn:

    I watched this when it first was put up and it really helped I can now say I’m righting my own material thank you for this video you should make more oh and anyone in need of some tips and tricks I now host a seminar for teaching email me and I can help with any questions you might have on certain guitar playing styles I help teach blues country and standard rock styles of playing my email is jonathancody39@mail.com

  • tswizzlefan131313:

    Thank you! Just learning and this has helped me!! Thanks for saying which finger and string:)

  • SweetPunk20:

    finally a tutorial that teaches me what fret and which string

  • Calvin Tiley:

    The wrist ache! And the line dents in my fingers. :/

  • june8baby:

    Awesome…!!!  Helped me more than anything I’ve seen…!! Thanks…;-)

  • Bernardo Vailati:

    1:56 “Am” Chord
    2:33 “E” Chord
    3:08 “Em” Chord

  • Bernardo Vailati:

    0:10 “G” Chord
    0:45 “C” Chord
    1:23 “D” Chord

  • Crazycupmuffin:

    haha lol 

  • pitsikiou13:

    stop food man

  • Pebble1989:

    I have a question if you don’t mind! I am a beginner and I was wondering, when you play each chord do you play on all the strings or only on certain strings? Is it different for every chord? Thanks very much!

  • Pebble1989:

    Awesome teaching dude, you make it clear and easy to understand without all the extra crap.
    I still need to work major hard at these though, my fingers keep getting in the way of other stings!
    Thanks for the video!

  • LessonSessions:

    All the EASY chords youtube.com/watch?v=lQAPebNeeA­Y

  • johnytwotimes1:

    this is the only video i’ve found that actually TEACHES you the chords. every video i find titlted “Learn Chords on Guitar for Beginners” is always some guy either talking non stop about nothing, or some one playing the chords you need to learn while teaching you how to strum it… this is the only video i have found that actually helps and i thank you for it

  • Eileen Boffa:


  • looder22:

    This is the first video I’ve found tonight that was actually helpful to me as a BEGINNER. Thank you!

  • cobra4112luv:

    I have a problem with my hands being to small

  • shawtygirl2011:

    that really helped me cuz i knew nun bout my new guitar so thanx!

  • rapsucksdickies:

    Great video! Really helped

  • Katie Kuiken:


  • iluvsnowyowls:

    Thank you so much. Although could you do the F Chord? Still not sure how to play it yet. :( . But thanks anyway!

  • Alyssa Ortman:


  • FirstPersonSlayer:

    Yo helped me alot mate! Thanks! In a couple of days, I think I’ll upload myself with what I learned :)