Jazz Scales for Guitar

Mel Bay Publications
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This book will teach guitarists how to construct and play the scales and modes used in jazz improvisation. Through the study of these scales, students will expand their musical vocabulary for jazz improvisation. Scales are presented in standard notation, tab, linear diagrams showing the scales intervallic makeup, and fingering patterns. Online audio recordings of the chord progressions and etudesare provided so the student can hear how these scales may be used in real life situations. Audio available for download online.
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Publisher
Mel Bay Publications
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Published on
Oct 27, 2015
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Pages
80
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ISBN
9781610657068
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Language
English
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Genres
Music / Instruction & Study / General
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