Jazz Guitar Chord Workout

Mel Bay Publications
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This book has been designed to give beginning jazz guitar students a jazz chord "workout". Most of the exercises in this book have been developed around chord progressions found in most jazz standards. Some of the exercises will be short and others long, but each exercise should be played fluidly and by doing so, proper technique will be acquired.
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Publisher
Mel Bay Publications
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Published on
Oct 7, 2010
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Pages
24
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ISBN
9781609745493
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Language
English
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Genres
Music / Instruction & Study / General
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