Welcome to pickupjazz; your complete online guide to becoming an awesome jazz guitar player.

My name is Sam Blakelock – I’m a jazz guitarist living in NYC and the creator of pickupjazz.com.

I have toured the US and Europe extensively, performed with grammy winning musicians, and hold my Master of Music in jazz performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music, NYC. These lessons aren’t from a text book or the studio of a ‘teach-from-home’ guitar teacher/webmaster (as many of the online jazz guitar resources are), they come directly from the bandstand to you.

If you want to:

  • Learn beginner jazz guitar
  • Play musically (not like a jazz robot)
  • Have fun while learning (most importantly)

… then pickupjazz is your new online home.

If you are a beginner start here, otherwise browse your full index of jazz guitar lessons here.

Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions or questions you may have. I am a real-life, guitar loving, passionate jazz geek. If you find any mistakes or lessons that need improving please do not hesitate contacting me – there is always more to learn and new techniques to improve on; I am an eternal student of jazz.

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Looking for step-by-step guidance?

I created an entire step-by-step course on how to play beginner jazz guitar chords. You can watch previews and learn more here.

Take a moment to watch the video below and see what you will learn in my course.

Find out more here

Thank you for taking the time to read this little introduction, see you around pickupjazz.com.

Sam Blakelock

Autumn Leaves Beginner Jazz Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play autumn leaves on jazz guitar with this free beginners tutorial. PDF downloads, TAB, tips, youtube video and more.

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