This approach has been developed from over a decade of teaching and testing to distill the best possible way to actually practice and internalize these concepts as a player, and not just understand them abstractly.
A chord is not just a shape, it’s a collection of notes that can be played in many different places on the guitar. This method walks through in a clear and accessible way how each chord really works all over the fretboard so you never have to look up chord diagrams again.
Each lesson includes a thorough video demonstration on how to practice and apply everything. Countless extra hours have been put into the production of this course to ensure that the material is as straightforward to follow as possible. That means you get clear visual aids on-screen as you’re watching and learning—no need to guess what’s being played in the video!
This approach works. It’s designed to be comforting in the sense that it’s linear, systematic, thorough, complete, and methodical—simple in concept, difficult in execution. You don’t have to make any decisions or wonder how to go about working on it; it’s all laid out for you. This is a resource that you can use for years and years—you can do as much or as little as you like.
For those wanting to practice diligently through every exercise, or for those wanting an overview on how the nuts and bolts of music works when it comes to jazz chords on the guitar, this course will not disappoint.
Do you want to learn chords easily without much work?
Do you want to play cool licks to impress your friends?
Do you want a shortcut to amazing musicianship?
Then this course is not for you.
But if you actually want a life-long resource and approach to tackling notoriously confusing chord types on the guitar, then you’re in the right place.
The most rewarding practicing happens when we are challenged and when we are truly facing, straight-on, the gaps in our knowledge and abilities.
Jazz Comping Mastery is is not the easy path, but it is the more rewarding path.
The amount of material and the amount of depth that these courses includes is worth many hundreds of dollars. For a fraction of what it’s worth you can methodically ensure your trajectory towards mastery with life-long access to this system.
"This course is great!! It's amazing how fast I have been able to internalize the 7th Chords inversions. With this course and the future courses I feel confident that I will be able master my Jazz Comping!!” - Eric (student taking JCM1)
“I just want to say thank you for this course, it is forcing me to follow a system that causes you to practice chords and inversions that you would not do on your own. I have jumped from teacher to teacher on YouTube for years and never followed a practical structure.This course has been a great tool, I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to learn this type of music!” - William (student taking JCM1)
“THIS IS AWESOME!” - Agustin (student taking JCM1)
"Jared possess a special skill far beyond being a great and knowledgeable musician, he is a wonderful teacher! I have been a student with Jared for several years and I am thrilled that he has entered the online teaching world. Jared's style is unique in that he has the uncanny ability to know where the roadblocks are and provides an approach to get around them. Five star rating for Jared as the best guitar teacher I have had!" - Scott S. (student)
“Jared's approach to teaching theory is very accessible and is easily the most practical thing I've ever learned as a guitar player. Jared taught me how to see and use chord inversions, which has greatly improved my familiarity with the fretboard, and allows me to now play in more interesting and creative ways.” - Evan W. (student)
“I’ve been studying with Jared for years and I always thought that he would make the perfect online teacher. He has a way of taking seemingly complex musical subjects and simplifying them into a few rules and principles that clarify a vast amount of information. Jared has taught me the chord inversion knowledge using the exact approach that he presents in this course and I can tell you first hand that his system works!” - Linda C. (student)
“Through studying jazz guitar with Jared I have been able to achieve many long term goals including making my own music, improvising/playing with other musicians, and increasing my theoretical mastery of the guitar/music as a whole. As I continue to improve and reach more musical goals, I will be buying these instructional videos and am very excited to benefit from his teaching methods in a new format, one that is highly visual/interactive and can be reviewed at my leisure.” - Steve M. (student)
Jared Borkowski is a guitarist from Seattle who has been teaching and playing professionally for over fifteen years. He has performed and recorded with artists such as Macklemore, Stewart Copeland of The Police, Allen Stone, and Ben Smith of Heart. Jared holds a degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Washington School of Music where he also extensively studied classical guitar performance, music theory, and composition. To learn more about Jared and his teaching practice, check out his website called North Seattle Guitar Lessons.
Over the last decade and a half I’ve taught thousands of hours of lessons to hundreds of students while continuing to practice and learn diligently for myself. Throughout this process I discovered a deep passion for creating unique approaches to attaining a high level of musicianship on the guitar. I learned firsthand that not all exercises are created equal, and that to attain any desired musical skill we must design a specific and thorough method that takes us straight to the center of our goal, leaving no gaps in our ability or knowledge. I’ve created, tested, and refined a multitude of these methods over the years and the curriculum presented in the Jazz Comping Mastery course series is one of them.
At the heart of all great learning methods is problem solving. How do we transition from lacking a certain skill to being able to use it fluently? A properly designed exercise or curriculum should get us there without us even realizing it so long as we follow the steps laid out for us. This is exactly how Jazz Comping Mastery 1 and Jazz Comping Mastering 2 are set up. After seeing this approach work both for myself and for many of my students, you can rest assured that if you practice exactly what’s assigned in these video lessons that you will attain the information in an extremely efficient and effective way.
This is a unique method for practicing, seeing, connecting, and playing chord forms on the guitar that you won’t find anywhere else. To learn this information from me privately in one-on-one guitar lessons it would take months of weekly sessions and cost many hundreds of dollars at $80 per lesson. For only a little more than one of those private lessons you can get an entire segment of the program carefully produced as a self-paced, step-by-step video course.
My goal is to help musicians everywhere find more fulfillment in their practicing by sharing the approaches that really work. I put a great amount of thought and care into creating this course series with the sole intention that it’s truly valuable for you. I hope you find that to be the case and I look forward to creating more courses that help to deepen the level of joy we can experience through music.
Let me know if you have any questions or feedback any time, and happy practicing! :)
Your purchase is risk free! We’re confident that this course will provide immense value to 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 us within the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. :)