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 wrote the bulk of this website while performing five hours a night in a jazz quartet on a cruise ship in Northern Europe. Right now, I am living in NYC studying my Master of Music in jazz guitar performance. 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.
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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