The Total Jazz Guitarist
The Total Jazz Guitarist is an exciting journey through the diverse world of jazz guitar playing. You start with basic lessons on the major scale and end up playing intricately beautiful chord melodies and soloing over tricky jazz chord progressions. This
Django: The World's Greatest Jazz Guitarist
Born into a travelling gypsy family, young Django Reinhardt taught himself guitar at an early age. He was soon acclaimed as the "Gypsy Genius" and "Prodigy Boy," but one day his world changed completely when a fire claimed the use of his fretting hand. Folks said Django would never play again, but with passion and perserverance he was soon setting the world's concert stages ablaze.
Bonnie Christensen's gorgeous oil paintings and jazzy, syncopated text perfectly depict the man and his music.
The Total Beginning Guitarist: A Fun and Comprehensive Beginning Method Featuring Rock, Blues, and Jazz Styles, Book & CD (The Total Guitarist)
The Total Beginning Guitarist teaches everything a novice needs to know to start playing rock, jazz, and blues guitar right away. Even the music lover who has never held a guitar will be playing easy chords and songs immediately. This user-friendly method covers subjects ranging from chord strumming and fingerstyle to basic lead guitar and improvisation. The warm and encouraging style of the authors will motivate even the most casual hobbyist. With a variety of musical styles and a comprehensive, engaging, and thorough approach to learning the guitar, this book & CD kit provides everything a new guitarist will need to begin a fun and fulfilling musical journey.
GREAT JAZZ GUITARISTS PART 1
(Music Sales America). Essential for the jazz enthusiast, this book provides detailed analysis of the individual playing styles and interpretive techniques of leading jazz guitarists, such as Eddie Durham and Lonnie Johnson. Includes transcriptions of recordings: Ain't Misbehavin' (Djanjo Reinhardt) * By Heck (Dick McDonough) * Chasing Shadows (Django Reinhardt) * Cheers and Carvin' the Bird (Barney Kessel) * Cherokee * Deep Minor Rhythm Stomp (Lonnie Johnson) * Dinah (Django Reinhardt) * Four or Five Times (Teddy Bunn) * Guilty (Tony Mottola) * Here's That Rainy Day (Louis Stewart) * Hittin' the Bottle (Eddie Durham) * Honeysuckle Rose (Charlie Christian) * How High the Moon (Les Paul) * I Surrender, Dear (Charlie Christian) * If I Could Be with You One Hour Tonight (Allan Reuss) * I'm Coming, Virginia (Eddie Lang) * In De Ruff (Eddie Lang) * I've Got the World on a String (Teddy Bunn) * Love Me or Leave Me (Eddie Durham) * Nuages (Django Reinhardt) * Paducah (Lonnie Johnson) * September in the Rain (Billy Bauer) * Singin' the Blues 'til My Daddy Comes Home (Eddie Lang) * Someday Sweetheart (Eddie Lang) * Stringin' the Blues (Eddie Lang) * Sweet Georgia Brown (Oscar Moore) * S'wonderful (Carl Kress) * The Sheik of Araby (Charlie Christian) * Three Blind Mice (Eddie Lang) * Tonsillectomy (Arv Garrison) * Two Moods (Carmen Mastren) * Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (Teddy Bunn) * What Is This Thing Called Love (Billy Bauer) * Whispering (Oscar Aleman).
The Total Latin Guitarist: A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Latin Guitar Playing , Book & CD (The Total Guitarist)
It's time to infuse your playing with a little hot-blooded romance! The Total Latin Guitarist is an exciting journey into the world of Latin guitar playing. The book begins by teaching you soloing and accompaniment techniques used in all genres of Latin music, as well as the rhythmic backbone of many Latin styles, the clave. You'll learn to play in the Afro-Cuban styles of salsa, rumba, guaguancó, cha-cha-cha, mambo, and songo. You'll get a solid introduction to the Brazilian styles of choro, samba, batucada, partido alto, bossa nova, baião, and frevo. Other Latin styles featured are meringue (Dominican Republic); calypso, soca, and bachata (Trinidad); tango (Argentina); and ranchera, mariachi, norteño/conjunto, and tejano (Mexico). Aside from all of the important techniques involved with playing these styles, you will also learn all of the relevant theory. This book is for guitar players who are already familiar with the basics, but are looking to expand their vocabulary and repertoire in new and exciting ways. The CD features a full band demonstrating the examples in the book.
Jody Fisher's Jazz Guitar Chord-Melody Course: The Jazz Guitarist's Guide to Solo Guitar Arranging and Performance, Book & CD
One of America's top jazz guitar educators and authors, and a respected jazz chord-melody performer, Jody Fisher clarifies and simplifies the art of creating an arrangement and improvising as a solo guitarist. In his easy-to-understand and enjoyable style, this master of solo guitar teaches all of theory, technique, and arranging skills you need to start a lifelong journey as a solo guitarist.
As the author says, "Becoming a solo guitarist is an ongoing learning experience that will reward you with a highly personal form of expression. As a solo guitarist, you will be completely self-reliant; your skills will free you from dependency on anyone else, Also, these skills will transfer directly to group playing, so you can't really lose."
Jody Fisher's Jazz Guitar Chord/Melody Course is a must-have for any serious jazz guitarist.
The Original Guitar Hero and the Power of Music: The Legendary Lonnie Johnson, Music, and Civil Rights (North Texas Lives of Musician Series)
Lonnie Johnson (18941970) was a virtuoso guitarist who influenced generations of musicians from Django Reinhardt to Eric Clapton to Bill Wyman and especially B. B. King. Born in New Orleans, he began playing violin and guitar in his father’s band at an early age. When most of his family was wiped out by the 1918 flu epidemic, he and his surviving brother moved to St. Louis, where he won a blues contest that included a recording contract. His career was launched.
Johnson can be heard on many Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong records, including the latter’s famous Savoy Blues” with the Hot Five. He is perhaps best known for his 12-string guitar solos and his ground-breaking recordings with the white guitarist Eddie Lang in the late 1920s. After World War II he began playing rhythm and blues and continued to record and tour until his death.
This is the first full-length work on Johnson. Dean Alger answers many biographical mysteries, including how many members of Johnson’s large family were left after the epidemic. He also places Johnson and his musical contemporaries in the context of American race relations and argues for the importance of music in the fight for civil rights. Finally, Alger analyzes Johnson’s major recordings in terms of technique and style. A new Lonnie Johnson music CD will be released by the author to coordinate with the publication of this book.
101 Must-Know Jazz Licks: A Quick, Easy Reference for All Guitarists Book & Online Audio
Note: Contents of the CD are now available as online content, link/code to access the content is included with the book.
(Guitar Educational). Now you can add authentic jazz feel and flavor to your playing! Here are 101 definitive licks, plus a demonstration CD, from every major jazz guitar style, neatly organized into easy-to-use categories. They're all here: swing and pre-bop, bebop, post-bop modern jazz, hard bop and cool jazz, modal jazz, soul jazz and postmodern jazz. Includes an introduction by Wolf Marshall, tips for using the book and CD, and a listing of suggested recordings.
COVER SHIPPED MAYBE DIFFERENT THAN COVER SHOWN. WE DELIVER THE LATEST ISSUE IN STOCK. - Guitarist is a monthly magazine that is the right pick for anyone who loves making music on guitar. It covers insightful interviews with famous guitar players. It also brings reviews of the new guitar gear, accessories, and information on the events. The publication consists of a 164 pages of detailed studio photography to help guitarists experience the beauty of guitars as never before. The free multimedia CD-Rom with every issue features in-depth audio demos, lessons on playing the best tracks and video clip
The Total Jazz Guitarist
The Total Jazz Guitarist is an exciting journey through the diverse world of jazz guitar playing. You start with basic lessons on the major scale and end up playing intricately beautiful chord melodies and soloing over tricky jazz chord progressions. This wide-ranging study is for all players from beginning to advanced. The beginning-to-intermediate student will find all the tools needed to become a great guitarist, while the more advanced player will find lots of useful tips and a fresh perspective on jazz guitar. Whether this is your first jazz guitar book or you've been studying for years, this is the one place to get everything you need to make you a great jazz guitarist. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included.
The Total Blues Guitarist
The Total Blues Guitarist is an exciting journey through the diverse world of blues guitar playing. Start with simple blues progressions and end up playing licks in the styles of greats like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, B. B. King and Bonnie Raitt. This wide-ranging study of blues guitar is for all players from beginning to advanced. The beginning-to-intermediate student will find all the tools needed to become a great player, while the more advanced player will find lots of useful tips and a fresh perspective on blues guitar. This book is filled with scales, chords, licks and tunes in many different blues styles including funk-blues, jazz-blues and modal blues. Whether you are just beginning or have already begun your blues guitar journey, this is the one place to get everything you need to make you a great blues guitarist. A CD is included with backing tracks to jam over.
The Total Jazz Bassist
The Total Jazz Bassist is a complete jazz method, giving equal treatment to electric and double bass. Covering such styles as bebop, Latin, funk, and fusion, this book provides examples and lessons that will help you become a well-rounded bassist. You'll learn to develop walking bass lines, how to solo, bass lines and solo patterns for blues changes, major and minor two-five-one progressions, dominant 7th chord scales, and more! A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is also included.
The Practical Jazz Guitarist
(Berklee Guide). Learn the essential tools and skills for playing jazz guitar. This practical guidebook will help you master the theory, technique, and conceptual framework for how to play jazz: comping chords, soloing, and playing with expression, facility, and good hand health. The accompanying audio tracks provide demonstrations of key technical concepts with play-along tracks to help you develop phrasing and location concepts on the fingerboard. It also provides examples to train your ear with call-and-response exercises similar to what you might be asked to perform at an audition or jury. A unique section on audition preparation for colleges and professional music programs, with an extended interview with Berklee College of Music's director of admissions, will help you advance in your career.
Jazz guitar harmony
This comprehensive study of harmony is a must for any guitarist interested in jazz. This book explains the essentials of jazz harmony in a friendly, easy-to-understand manner. Learn about chord scales, abbreviated voicings, extended harmonies, altered chords, substitutions and analyzing chord progressions. Other topics include ii-V-I progressions, the dominant cycle, "rhythm changes," clusters, quartal harmonies, working with upper structures and much more. Finally, jazz harmony is demystified in one reliable and easy-to-read book.
The most modern, complete, and musical approach for the serious guitar student. Covers music theory, scales, modes, chord voicings, arpeggios, soloing, and comping. Over 180 music examples and 16 complete solos in the styles of many jazz greats are used to place all concepts into a practical musical context.
The Ultimate Guitar Chord Scale Bible
This exhaustive study of chords and scales is a must-own for any improvising guitarist. Published in collaboration with one of America's leading guitar schools, it provides the practical information you need to use each scale in a solo. With each scale, you get an explanation of the scale and its uses, a fingering on one string, six-string fingerings in all keys in a cycle of 4ths, three-note per string fingerings, and a chord vamp to practice the scale over. Give your playing a unique edge with exotic scales from all over the world. This easy-to-use book even includes a section on how to practice scales. The Ultimate Guitar Chord & Scale Bible should be part of every guitarists library.
Jody Fisher s Jazz Guitar Chord Melody Course
One of America's top jazz guitar educators and authors, and a respected jazz chord-melody performer, Jody Fisher clarifies and simplifies the art of creating an arrangement and improvising as a solo guitarist. In his easy-to-understand and enjoyable style, this master of solo guitar teaches all of theory, technique, and arranging skills you need to start a lifelong journey as a solo guitarist. As the author says, "Becoming a solo guitarist is an ongoing learning experience that will reward you with a highly personal form of expression. As a solo guitarist, you will be completely self-reliant; your skills will free you from dependency on anyone else, Also, these skills will transfer directly to group playing, so you can't really lose." Jody Fisher's Jazz Guitar Chord/Melody Course is a must-have for any serious jazz guitarist.
The Great Jazz Guitarists
Features hundreds of profiles on major jazz guitarists, including Skeeter Best, Henry Johnson, and James "Blood" Ulmer.
The signature sound of Cuban music is popular throughout the world. At the heart of it is the clavethe underlying groove that defines the music of Cuba. The clave is not always easy to learn, but author Jeff Peretz breaks down this fundamental rhythm in Guitar Atlas: Cuba, proving that the clave can be played by any guitarist. For those who do not even play Cuban music, the concepts in this book improve sense of rhythm and syncopation in any style. Guitar Atlas: Cuba also explores the African and European cultural influences that shaped modern Cuban musicas well as the impact of the political events of the 20th century. Learn about different styles of music from all over the island and the musicians who popularized them. Also, explore the unique instruments of Cuba, such as the tres, botija, marimbula, and a multitude of percussion instruments. The CD included demonstrates all the examples and compositions featured in the book.