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There IS a way to practice improvising over chord progressions that guarantees complete harmonic accuracy without getting lost, without overthinking, and without resorting to licks or old habits.

Introducing

Nail the Changes

by Jared Borkowski

Solo over any jazz chord progression with complete accuracy and confidence

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Many improvisation methods talk about what scales to play over what chords.


But they don't provide a clear path for how to master making real music out of them.

 

I struggled with this myself. I searched far and wide to figure out how to improvise freely on the guitar over chord progressions.

After fifteen years of slowly piecing together a solution, I now have an organized practice system that really works.

And it works for ANYONE.

Like any practice method that really works, it's not quick, and it's not easy.

But it works much faster than the path that I took.

I've even tested it out on dozens of students and have proven its effectiveness. 

You CAN solo freely over chord changes with complete harmonic accuracy.

  • Without getting lost.
  • Without overthinking.
  • And without resorting to licks or old habits.

Course Description

 

Nail the Changes is a comprehensive, straightforward, and step-by-step program on how to accurately improvise over any jazz chord progression, target chord tones perfectly, and unlock beautiful melodies with voice leading on the fly.

Check out what you'll learn in the curriculum!

MODULE 1

Introducing the System That Will Change Your Improvising Forever

3 video lessons + exercise workbook download

  • LESSON 1 - Welcome to the next level of your soloing (Jazz or otherwise)
  • LESSON 2 - How to get the most out of this course (And how much to practice)
  • LESSON 3 - The importance of backing tracks (The pros and cons of each approach and how to use them)
  • RESOURCE DOWNLOAD - Your amazing exercise workbook

MODULE 2

Where True Expression Really Comes From - How to Work on TIME, FEEL, TONE, and DYNAMICS

6 video lessons + multi-level practice checklist

  • LESSON 4 - Module introduction and overview
  • LESSON 5 - The power of playing random notes (Exercise in courage and sophistication)
  • LESSON 6 - Spending time on good time (How to enhance your sense of musical time)
  • LESSON 7 - “Where’s your accent from?” (How to accent in the right places for a good feel)
  • LESSON 8 - Sound slick by slurring (Using hammer-ons, pull-offs, & slides in the right places for a good feel)
  • LESSON 9 - Adding even more emotion (Variations in tone, timbre, and dynamics)

MODULE 3

Phrasing is Everything - Turning Collections of Notes into REAL Music!

4 video lessons + multi-level practice checklist

  • LESSON 10 - Module introduction and overview - Finally! Exercises that sound like melodies
  • LESSON 11 - Phrasing exercise #1: The power of pausing (using space as sound)
  • LESSON 12 - Phrasing exercise #2: Following rhythmic themes & motifs
  • LESSON 13 - Phrasing exercise #3: Using variety & conclusions to tell a musical story

MODULE 4

The Foundational Vocabulary Needed to Nail Changes (Especially in Jazz)

3 video lessons + multi-level practice checklist

  • LESSON 14 - The 12 chord types to master (How and why they work over all other chords)
  • LESSON 15 - Putting down your roots (The “single location improv method” and how it works)
  • LESSON 16 - Internalizing how all 12 major scales fit within 3 fret positions

MODULE 5

Chord Tone Confidence - Mastering the 12 Chords We Need to Play Over Any Other Chord Type (In All 12 Keys)

8 lesson videos, 12 chord tone mapping demonstrations, + multi-level practice checklist

  • LESSON 17 - Module 5 Part 1 Introduction: Mastering chord tones through the circle of 4ths in one position
  • LESSON 18 - Chord Tone Mapping Exercise #1: Root to Root Arpeggios in SLIM
  • LESSON 19 - Chord tone mapping exercise #2: Melodic arpeggio patterns
  • LESSON 20 - Module 5 Part 2 Introduction: Chord tone improvisation exercises explained
  • LESSON 21 - Chord tone improvisation exercise #1: Arpeggiate the Progression
  • LESSON 22 Chord tone improvisation exercise #2: The continuous chord tone exercise
  • LESSON 23 Chord tone improvisation exercise #3: Phrasing with chord tones
  • LESSON 24 - Demonstration: Nailing the changes on a tune with chord tones

MODULE 6

What About Scales? - How to Change Scales Mid-Playing and Make it Sound Like Real Music

5 video lessons + multi-level practice checklist

  • LESSON 25 - Module introduction and overview
  • LESSON 26 - Scales diagrams download
  • LESSON 27 - Creating scales from chord tone shapes (a scale for each of the 12 chord types)
  • LESSON 28 - One more necessary scale (Phrygian Dominant)
  • LESSON 29 - Mastering scale improvisation with familiar exercises

MODULE 7

Hearing a New World by Applying Chromatic Notes

6 video lessons + multi-level practice checklist

  • LESSON 30 - Module introduction and overview
  • LESSON 31 - Instantly sounding hip (Revisiting “out” playing for advanced harmony)
  • LESSON 32 - Taking advantage of the chromatic scale
  • LESSON 33 - The massive difference one note can make (Adding simple chromatic passing tones)
  • LESSON 34 - Revisiting slurs: How to use them with harmony and chromatic notes in mind
  • LESSON 35 - The bebop scale: What it is, how to use it, and how to expand on it

MODULE 8

Putting It All Together in REAL Music (Yay!)

5 video lessons + multi-level practice checklist

  • LESSON 36 - Module introduction and overview
  • LESSON 37 - Recommended songs (The six tunes that include every chord we need)
  • LESSON 38 -Making life easier by zooming out (Levels of harmonic density & how to play the big harmony)
  • LESSON 39 - Letting loose: Forgetting it all, breaking the rules, and finding your own voice 
  • LESSON 40 - How to truly master soloing on a song (In all twelve keys)

MODULE 9

Targeting Extensions, Unlocking the Rest of the Fretboard, and Where to Go Next

5 video lessons + multi-level practice checklist + full slides download

  • LESSON 41 - Module introduction and overview
  • LESSON 42 - Superimposing harmony to target chord extensions without learning any new shapes
  • LESSON 43 - Setting yourself free (Playing all over the neck after mastering one position)
  • LESSON 44 - Where to go next? THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO FROM NOW ON
  • LESSON 45 - Congratulations, you’re a serious badass for getting here (Watch this before you go!)

Choose the version of Nail the Changes that best fits your goals:

ESSENTIAL

The Essential Curriculum

  • The full 'Nail the Changes' curriculum
  • 51 online lesson videos
  • Lifetime access
  • Linear, printable exercise checklist book
  • Downloadable audio of each lesson
  • Downloadable slide presentation of all lessons
  • Downloadable backing tracks from the demonstrations in the course
  • Leave questions under any video and get answers directly from me
  • Free, automatic add-ons with all future course updates
  • Additional resource downloads as they apply to each lesson, such as my 'Scales to Chords Chart'
  • A personalized video exchange - I send you a video providing feedback on YOUR playing
  • Training/advice on how to best record your playing for your personalized feedback video
  • Access to watch and learn from all the other custom feedback videos (from those who give permission)

SPOTLIGHT

+ Personalized Feedback!

  • The full 'Nail the Changes' curriculum
  • 51 online lesson videos
  • Lifetime access
  • Linear, printable exercise checklist book
  • Downloadable audio of each lesson
  • Downloadable slide presentation of all lessons
  • Downloadable backing tracks from the demonstrations in the course
  • Leave questions under any video and get answers directly from me
  • Free, automatic add-ons with all future course updates
  • Additional resource downloads as they apply to each lesson, such as my 'Scales to Chords Chart' 
  • A personalized video exchange - I send you a video providing feedback on YOUR playing
  • Training/advice on how to best record your playing for your personalized feedback video
  • Access to watch and learn from all the other custom feedback videos (from those who give permission)

90 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee

30 day return policies are everywhere, and 60 day guarantee's are common as well, but you have a full 90 DAYS to try this course out and decide if it's right for you. That's how confident I am about the program. 

That's right, signing up for Nail the Changes is totally risk free! 

I'm confident that this course will provide immense value for your guitar playing and musicianship. However, if you decide after enrolling that it’s not the right fit for you, for any reason, just contact me within the first 90 days after your purchase and I'll give you a full refund with no hassle whatsoever :)

Even if you decide that you want your money back simply because you don't like the sound of my voice, that's no problem! Just email me within 90 days ([email protected]) and I'll gladly return every penny. 

Hi! I'm Jared.

I'm a guitarist from Seattle who has been teaching and playing professionally for twenty years.

I struggled with figuring out how to improvise freely on the guitar over chord progressions for many years. After fifteen years of studying with amazing teachers, and slowly piecing together a solution, I now have an organized practice system that really works.

I've even tested it out on dozens of students and have proven its effectiveness. And it works for ANYONE. Like any practice method that really works, it's not quick, and it's not easy. But it works much faster than the path that I took.

I have a degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Washington School of Music where I also extensively studied classical guitar performance, music theory, and composition.

I post weekly lesson videos on my YouTube channel called Sound Guitar Lessons and I love playing jazz guitar, practicing classical guitar repertoire, and writing songs.

Hear what students are saying about the Nail the Changes system

Matt Fordham

I had been playing guitar for a long time, but never fully wrapped my head around playing through the changes.

Jared's systematic approach to the challenge was just what I needed.

Now, whenever I'm working on a hard tune, or working on a scale I'm less familiar with, Jared's system is right there when I need it. I know it will be with me forever and I really appreciate it.

Scott Shanks

Jared has a natural ability to understand what we as students struggle with, the roadblocks that discourage us and stop our progress.

His method for teaching improvisation he calls “Nail the Changes" is a simple-to-follow roadmap to master the art of improvisation over chords.

I hope that you will find this system is a game changer as I did in breaking through the mental barrier of how to make the guitar sound really cool.

Choose the version of Nail the Changes that best fits your goals:

ESSENTIAL

The Essential Curriculum

  • The full 'Nail the Changes' curriculum
  • 51 online lesson videos
  • Lifetime access
  • Linear, printable exercise checklist book
  • Downloadable audio of each lesson
  • Downloadable slide presentation of all lessons
  • Downloadable backing tracks from the demonstrations in the course
  • Leave questions under any video and get answers directly from me
  • Free, automatic add-ons with all future course updates
  • Additional resource downloads as they apply to each lesson, such as my 'Scales to Chords Chart'
  • A personalized video exchange - I send you a video providing feedback on YOUR playing
  • Training/advice on how to best record your playing for your personalized feedback video
  • Access to watch and learn from all the other custom feedback videos (from those who give permission)

SPOTLIGHT

+ Personalized Feedback!

  • The full 'Nail the Changes' curriculum
  • 51 online lesson videos
  • Lifetime access
  • Linear, printable exercise checklist book
  • Downloadable audio of each lesson
  • Downloadable slide presentation of all lessons
  • Downloadable backing tracks from the demonstrations in the course
  • Leave questions under any video and get answers directly from me
  • Free, automatic add-ons with all future course updates
  • Additional resource downloads as they apply to each lesson, such as my 'Scales to Chords Chart' 
  • A personalized video exchange - I send you a video providing feedback on YOUR playing
  • Training/advice on how to best record your playing for your personalized feedback video
  • Access to watch and learn from all the other custom feedback videos (from those who give permission)

90 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee

No questions. No hassle. Join now and try it out with zero risk.