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.
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.
The Herb Ellis Jazz Guitar Method
The Herb Ellis Jazz Guitar Method is designed to take the mystery out of playing jazz guitar. Each book in the method is based on one of the three pivotal chord progressions in the jazz guitarist's repertoire. Herb teaches single-note improvisation through a system of simple "shapes" that are derived from chord fingerings.