Hey guys and the wizards of TTT&T. I've not been on TDPRI often nowadays, too much of a good thing and all that, but I know I need to kick myself to improve on my playing. I really do hope you guys could point me out to some questions I have and as I go along. I WANT to find a teacher here, not easy for jazz as the good ones are expensive/professional, while the rest are learning as well. Moreover, I cannot afford one just right now. I had 4 jazz/theory lessons before with a Berklee man who is now retired from teaching, having burnt himself out. That 4 lessons are all the music lessons I had in my life and its stuff that has been absolute gold to me since. Anyhoo, I want to know how do you jazzbos get the form under you? I listen to jazz every 2nd day, but I can't play it. I listen to blues/country/rock every other day, and I can play it. This means the perceived difficulty of jazz guitar is a step I need to overcome. I have been memorizing and playing a short lesson of Stella by Starlight on the tube. I am doing great, I know what the chords/melody/movement is about kinda, but I cannot improvise or internally talk my way over it. This goes back to my question, how can I do so? Obviously I do not have the technical or musical abilities to try. In essence, question 1 is How do I get the form into my playing? And question 2 would be What do I do to get something going - Arpeggio woodshedding? Chords? Fretboard knowledge? What are the basics that needs to be grounded out? Question 3 - How do I play Western Swing and "advanced' country? I only know the sliding 6ths and utilizing the majminMixoPent scale. Thanks for hearing me out, I think these are question some others would want to hear out for those starting out on jazz. More questions would follow if the thread allows it, thank you so much for reading this! P.S Am I asking the right questions?