Video Lessons!

All lessons are available as either DVDs or downloads, the content is identical. Please note - I do not have an online store, this is not an ecommerce site - simply email me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for all the info on payment, downloads, package discounts as well as shipping if you choose DVDs. Thanks!

I hope you have you enjoyed my solo guitar arrangements as you can see on my YouTube channel and as you can imagine, I play countless others, often improvising them on the spot at a gig when getting a request. My lessons will open the door for you to be able to do this as well! Why should you be interested in playing solo guitar?

  1. It's good for your mind - you'll gain understanding for harmony and you'll train yourself to play more than one part at time.
  2. It's good for the soul - if you have never played a full arrangement in which you play all the parts and need no one else, I assure you, it is an incredibly gratifying experience.
  3. It's really good for your pocket! Imagine taking just a few months to work up some 20-25 arrangements of songs YOU like and starting to get solo guitar gigs on off nights, maybe at a local coffee shop. As you get better and improve, you can get concert and other high paying private gigs.

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DVDs/downloadable lessons

All lessons are available as either DVDs or downloads, the content is identical. Please note, I do not have an online store! Email me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for all the info on payment, downloads as well as shipping if you choose DVDs (Sorry, I can no longer ship DVDs outside the US). Thanks!

General method lessons:

1) How To Arrange Any Song For Solo Guitar, whatever song-specific lessons you intend to purchase, this unique 2-hour lesson will help you with any and all solo guitar arrangements, click here for a free sample: Jake Reichbart DVD Lesson Excerpts: How To Arrange Any Song For Solo Guitar

2) An Introduction to Fingerstyle Guitar and solo guitar arranging, this brand new, 2020, monster lesson (two hours and 40 minutes) is the companion to the above “How to Arrange lesson”. While the former focuses heavily on harmony, this new lesson approaches the fingerstyle aspect in great depth with many examples and exercises. A PDF index/content for both lessons is available, just ask! Click right here for a lengthy free sample: An introduction to fingerstyle guitar and solo guitar arranging

3) Lead electric blues guitar, 90 min., based on my guitar work on the accompanying CD to the Hal Leonard book Bass Grooves: The Ultimate Collection by Jon Liebman

4) Lead Jazz Guitar, The Art of Phrasing with Rhythmic Figures and Patterns. If you know scales, arpeggios and chords but somehow can't quite seem to put together a satisfying solo, this video lesson will show you how. An hour and 20 minutes.Intermed/Adv.

5) A jazz harmony for the guitar, intermediate/advanced, in-depth study of "drop" chords, diminished harmony for 7th chords and much more!

Song-Specific arrangement lessons:

In these lessons I go over the arrangements very slowly and in great closeup. The lessons are very informative and are designed not only to show what I do in any particular song, but also to show how I got there and how you can create your own, plus countless other tips and techniques. Each lesson may also go in depth into one or more unique topic that make a particular arrangement stand out. Most of the lessons are also beautifully produced in widescreen, the most recent in HD. The list below is hyper-linked, Click on the the lesson title in gold to see the performance video to which the DVD relates.

Here are some free lesson samples:

Available titles: There are a TON of them, make sure to scroll all the way down and to click on the song title in gold to see my YouTube performances of the songs, the text is hyperlinked. The titles below are arranged in categories, some artists have their own, such as the Beatles or Steely Dan, others are listed in a general style category, i.e. Classic Rock or R&B/Soul, Bossa Nova, etc. Again, click right on the titles to see the YouTube performance videos:

Stevie Wonder:

Beatles+

Steely Dan+

Sinatra/Fitzgerald/Bennet/Bacharach+

Straight ahead Jazz

Bossa/Latin

Pat Metheny

Classic Rock

Soft Rock/Pop/Themes/Instrumentals, etc… 

R&B, Soul, Funk, Smooth Jazz, classic and contemporary