Jazz Guitar Made Easy

Mel Bay Publications
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This collection of jazz solos presents many relatively easy solos based on some of the most common jazz standard chord progressions. Technically, many of these are not overly difficult, but still will posses characteristics that group them within the jazz tradition. Each etude is presented on the accompanying play-along audiowhich should be used to hear (and copy) articulation, phrasing and other musical elements that cannot be conveyed through musical notation. Each tune has been recorded twice, once with the guitar playing the lead lines and once without. The "rhythm section only" tracks will give students the chance to play with a professional rhythm section and work on issues such as time, groove, and feel. Includes access to online audio.
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Publisher
Mel Bay Publications
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Published on
Jan 4, 2011
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Pages
32
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ISBN
9781610652919
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Language
English
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Genres
Music / Instruction & Study / General
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COREY CHRISTIANSEN
Jazz Guitar Essentials: Gig Savers Complete Edition combines nine of Corey Christiansen's popular methods into a comprehensive book that explains key concepts of jazz guitar in an accessible approach. All the chapters includemelodic/harmonic examples with fretboard diagrams, standard notation and tablature. Part 1 includes lessons on jazz lines with chapters on digital patterns, guide tones and targeting. Part 2 presents the basics of chord construction and voicing techniques. Triads, seventh chords and chords with tensions/embellishments are covered, including their inversions, drop and quartal voicings. Part 3 presents comprehensive warm-up and technical exercises. Studies begin at the most basic level and progress in difficulty. This chapter provides guitarists with tools for constructing their own technical exercises. Part 4presents accompaniment patterns for a wide variety of pop styles such as folk, rock/blues, country/bluegrass, jazz and some Latin styles including bossa nova and samba. Basic fingerstyle accompaniment patterns are taught with rhythmic notation and string numbers. Part 5 presents alternate changes and substitutionsfor the blues that can be easily transposed. (Chapters 3, 4 and 5 also are presented in Rock Guitar Essentials: Gig Savers Complete Edition). Part 6 includes lessons on common jazz chord substitutions. Topics include chord embellishment, alteration, degree substitution (iii for I, vi for I, ii for V), tritone substitution and many other tricks for spicing up chord progressions. Part 7 covers jazz guitar comping, an essential role in accompaniment. A number of chord shapes and rhythms are taught in the style of Freddie Green, bebop and moremodern styles. Blues progressions and an etude are included for practicing your comping. Part 8 presents a wealth of information about playing over the last twomeasures of jazz tunes. The method breaks down the harmonic structuresfrequently found at the end of tunes and provides melodic and harmonic ideas to help improvisers sound like seasoned professionals. The final part of this edition includes lessons on improvising over major and minor ii-V-I progressions.
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