Jazz Guitar in the Style of Norman Brown – Overview Video

I decided to create a video presentation giving more of a detailed overview of the structure of the Norman Brown lesson series. It will give you more of an idea of what to expect.

Let me know if you have any questions. Part 1 of the series should hopefully be posted this weekend if I can finish it up in time. But my goal is quality. And I don’t want to rush through this. So, I may stretch it out to one part per week or so.

Besides, this will give you some time to learn the material.

To view the presentation, see below:

11 thoughts on “Jazz Guitar in the Style of Norman Brown – Overview Video”

  1. Rob, I checked on two different computers and it works on both. I would take a look at your soundcard and audio settings.

    Is anyone else having problems with the audio or video?

    Let me know.


  2. Ok, I put the video on YouTube.com. Everyone should be able to view it with no problems.



  3. JayO,

    I’m working on finishing it up. It’s turned out to be a bigger project than I previously thought. But it’s almost done. Hang in there. I’ll let everyone know when it’s ready.

    Make sure you sign up for my email list if you haven’t all ready done so.


  4. Hey Leon

    thanks for the 251 PDF Post. Is there anything
    that we (those of us benefiting from your site)
    can do to help? I love your informative approach to teaching. There aren’t many who can really teach. I think you have a good feel for whats needed in approaching the difficult task of learning to improvise. Let me know if there are hurdles I might be able to help you over. Looking forward to your next article.

  5. Hi Gary,

    Thanks for the compliment.

    It’s kind of frustrating running this site because the number of ideas that I have for articles and quality information to provide you guys is just mind-boggling. I really wish I could post more often–even everyday but the reality is I have to work everyday like everyone else.

    But, I just have to keep plugging away consistently and my goals for this site will be realized. I love jazz guitar so much that I won’t stop no matter what until I feel I have nothing more to contribute.

    But to answer your question, here’s what you and others reading this comment can do to help:

    1. Email me and tell me what kind of specific information about learning jazz guitar you want to know. It’s as simple as that. I know, however, that it’s not always that easy to describe what you want especially for those that are newer players. But, do your best.

    2. Give me regular feedback. If you do or don’t like a topic I discussed or the way it was discussed or whatever, let me know so I can improve.

    3. Support this site by purchasing my (forthcoming) products and then give feedback on those products. This website costs money to run, web hosting, video production equipment, audio production and recording equipment, music production software, etc…and it’s not cheap as you might imagine. So, help me keep this site going by purchasing my products.

    But, I’m not asking for charity. If you don’t like one of my products, give me suggestions for improvement and believe me I will take heed.

    Finally, if you have any other suggestions for helping out with this site, feel free to email me.

    thanks again for your support,


  6. I’m a NB fan also,but my ear is in the early stage of developing tabs for the just friend video would have me alot. You play cool like NB. Thanks Mike

  7. Love your blog,
    I’m just starting to play jazz, which I find quite challenging, need your advice as to where I should start. So far, i have been jumping from lesson to lesson (thanks to you tube) until I bumped into your blog which I found to be the best. Thanks for doing this. Phil

  8. Hi Leon,
    I’ve noticed that you get quite a few emails from people just starting down the extremely difficult but ultimately rewarding road to playing the jazz guitar. Many have come from rock playing ( I include myself ) and find the jazz improv style a vast ocean to swim and need someone to show us the first strokes without which we might sink. Questions like, given a melody, do I play arps or use the notes from a scale?. Is it best to play a relative minor?, should I be using a modes approach? What i’m saying is where would we start to unravel this vast ball of string(S)
    Thanks for all your help,

  9. Do you play Norman Brown tunes note for note? If so, do you break the licks down slowly demonstrating left & right hand technique?

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