Play What You Hear Volume 1
  • Format: Online and CD Rom
  • Publisher: PlayJazzGuitar.com
  • Author: Chris Standring


From intermediate to advanced level, this highly acclaimed course teaches you how to "play what you hear". You will learn the jazz vocabulary and understand how to improvise using this vocab over many different harmonies. You will learn to hear major, melodic minor and blues scales and learn harmony and how to see it all very simply on the fretboard. Over 300 audio examples and tons of play along tracks. "By far the most innovative and effective ear training program for guitarists I have seen! Simply the best learning method to come along since Jamie Abersold. Chris has hit on something really good and much needed today Players of my generation learned to play on the bandstand as we were forced to "play what we heard" and if we didn't, we had to get it together pretty darn quick. This course will help speed up that learning process rapidly. I will recommend this course to my students highly!" - Ron Eschete Concord Recording artist and educator

"Chris - Your course is simply the best!!!!!!!!! I appreciate the time you spent on attention to detail, making it fun, making it real and most of all it holds your attention. A great boon for those serious but struggling like me. I, like many, have stacks of guitar course books that I briefly managed to get into but then they went on to make great dust collectors. What really encouraged me to buy your course is that you have such a high spirit and great attitude for the art of music and it shows in the way you've designed this course, and on top of that when I first went to your web site and heard you playing, well, you know who I thought it was....... George Benson sounds like you; not the other way around. Well done!" - Garland Tabb PWYH v.2.3 student

"Chris - I've studied with several instructors, and worked through at least 23 different books and I can say without a doubt that the unique and effective approach of your course is untouched by anything I've ever worked with. Your course is more than a bargain - it's a dynamic process that has already begun to transform my playing to a much better place - and your prompt attentiveness to one of your 'students' is part of what makes that transformation so effective. Thank you so much!" - Larry Feinstein PWYH v.2.0 student