Wow, I got an amazing response from my Jazz Starter Kit post! So I decided to make a “prequel” for people who may not quite be ready for those new chords, but still want to start playing Jazz.
All you need to know are your major/minor triads, dominant 7th, minor 7th, major 7th, and full diminished chords, and you can get started on the tunes below.
Important note for intermediate-level guitarist: these tunes are perfect for practicing your knowledge of chord shapes/inversions; for examples, head over to Dominant 7th Land. These easy tunes are also great practice when you are just learning to develop your own chord/bass/melody arrangements.