Barry Greene

Jazz Guitarist and Educator

"I've been enjoying the guitar as an instrument and its amazing artists all of my life. To me Barry Greene is just about one of the best; not only as a player, but also as a writer and a teacher. I agree with others who regard him as a world class musician."

 -Pat Martino

I CAN help you become a better jazz guitar player.

I've been there. I know what it feels like to have the passion and desire to be a great jazz guitarist but find it difficult to manage what seems like an immense amount of theory and even more challenging, how to bring it out in your own guitar playing. I understand the frustration you feel when trying to turn all of your scales and arpeggios into compelling improvisations. My lessons address these problems and teach you ways to overcome your dependence on the mechanics of playing jazz and allow you to focus on the more creative aspects of improvising. 

I've always been a disciplined musician and through my 20's had enough practice time to explore what has now become second nature to me. It was work, none of it came easily, but I have the benefit of hindsight and realize that there were things that I spent too much time on and things that I did not address nearly enough. 

In my lessons I share what I have learned in great detail and save you countless hours practicing things that have very little value when it comes to being an improvising guitarist. You don't need to spend hours on scales and arpeggios when thirty minutes is enough. You don't have to learn language in every position when things generally lay most comfortably in two or three. You must however, dedicate time to improving your ear. Ultimately, that is your greatest asset as a jazz musician. The good news is, I can teach you how to work on your ear anytime, anywhere, whether you have your guitar or not. 

Thanks for taking the time reading this. It's an amazing journey when you have a sense of direction and purpose. I'm here to answer your questions. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any.  

Barry

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I’ve been enjoying the guitar as an instrument and its amazing artists all of my life. To me Barry Greene is just about one of the best; not only as a player, but also as a writer and a teacher. I agree with others who regard him as a world class musician.
— Pat Martino
Barry can swing with the best. Great technique and tone and a superb teacher. Check out his videos and learn from one of the best.
— Ed Benson - Just Jazz Guitar Magazine
Your lessons have truly been an inspiration! The concepts introduced in each lesson are presented in a clear and concise manner and are easily applicable to other tunes and musical situations. I find it particularly helpful that you focus both on harmonic and melodic ideas, sometimes even combining the two by using polyphonic lines that are just so great. I have purchased three lessons now and will continue to purchase more as long as you keep making them.
— Eric Z.
You inspire and educate me on the highest level that I have ever participated in and I’ve tried many sources.
Thank you Barry, this is becoming the best adventure in learning jazz guitar that I’ve come across yet!
— Steve V.