The Developing Jazz Guitarist is an interactive video designed for use by music educators as well as beginning and intermediate level guitar students. By clicking on the appropriate links, the student or educator can, at their discretion, view the whole video or any individual section they choose just by a click of the mouse. Most music educators are not guitarists themselves and have little if any training on how to teach the instrument. Most beginning and intermediate level jazz guitar students are unaware of how to develop all of the areas of jazz guitar performance so as to become complete players. Tom Hynes has combined his years of experience as both a player and teacher to create a complete approach to teaching and learning the instrument.
Many of the concepts spoken of are enhanced by charts that appear both on the screen and in a supplemental textbook that can be downloaded as a PDF file below. All of the important issues facing the young jazz guitarist are dealt with thoroughly.