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Major upgrades of Jazz Exercises and Refills

posted Nov 9, 2018, 2:45 AM by Matt Otten   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 4:08 AM ]

The Jazz Guitar Exercises and Examples, and the All Jazz/Smooth Jazz Refills have been improved: the notation has had a complete overhaul, making it much clearer and easier to read, and with time labels to find your way much faster. Videos have been added to introduce each of the exercises, a friendlier and more accessible way of getting introduced to the various topics. The fretboard videos that used to be on the DVD only, can now also be accessed with the download package as well.

Because of the added content, the CD's are now DVD's (DVD-ROM).

Previous buyers can get a free upgrade (download).

Review in Chitarra Acustica

posted Oct 5, 2018, 1:46 AM by Matt Otten   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 2:49 AM ]

The Italian guitar magazine Chitarra Acustica published a great review of Matt's book Solo Jazz Guitar Standards.
"(this book) stands out above the average"
"the quality of the arrangements is excellent"
"a limitless source of study"

Jazz Exercises with improved TAB and notation

posted Mar 10, 2017, 7:34 AM by Matt Otten

The TABS and notation of the Jazz Exercises and Examples have been completely re-written, for improved readability.
This new version V2.4 is available from today.

If you purchased it before and would like a free update, email to info at and ask for version V2.4.

The All Jazz and Smooth Jazz Refills will be updated later this year.

Book Solo Jazz Guitar Standards

posted Dec 9, 2016, 2:00 AM by Matt Otten   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 12:35 AM ]

Early 2017 a book with 16 Solo Jazz Guitar standards will come out; stay tuned

Free solo guitar arrangement for Christmas

posted Dec 1, 2016, 12:38 AM by Matt Otten

If you want to play a jazzy Silent Night for Christmas, download the free arrangement here.

bonus lesson link down

posted Nov 21, 2016, 1:27 PM by Matt Otten

The new link for bonus lessons is broken, please check back in a few days, if your download attempt failed. Sorry for the inconvenience!

bonus lessons problem

posted Jul 15, 2015, 2:10 PM by Matt Otten

the site containing the bonus lessons is temporarily suspended, were are trying to fix it asap, Sorry!!
You will get them as soon as this is fixed.

Shipping rates reduced

posted May 4, 2015, 9:15 AM by Matt Otten

As of 4 May 2015, all world-wide shipping rates have been reduced by 25-30%.

Matt featured in Peerless Guitars newsletter

posted Jan 6, 2015, 7:27 AM by Matt Otten   [ updated Jan 6, 2015, 7:28 AM ]

Check out the interview with Matt in the newsletter of January 2015 here:!newsletter/csgd

Three special concerts in France

posted Nov 21, 2014, 1:27 PM by Matt Otten   [ updated Nov 22, 2014, 12:55 AM ]

Matt will play 3 concerts with Maria Harp in France.
December 4, Cafe du Centre, Maubourguet
December 5, restaurant la Penac, Marciac
December 6, Tarbes/Laloubere, private concert

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