Handle common rhythmic feels, progressions, and turnarounds. Create extended chord structures in lines. Incorporate blues over key centers. Modal and chord-scale theory. Correctly place dissonant notes. Applicable to a variety of styles. Beginning fretboard and music theory in appendices. 100 examples and 15 études, with tab, staff and videos.
(Guitar Solo). Jazz guitarist Matt Otten, who has over 23,000 subscribers on his YouTube page which includes hundreds of video lessons, has authored this book featuring 16 jazz guitar selections in standard notation and tab. Songs include: Beautiful Love * Comecar De Novo * Days of Wine and Roses * Dolphin Dance * Estate * How Insensitive (Insensatez) * In Love in Vain * Laurie * Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) * My Foolish Heart * My Funny Valentine * My One and Only Love * My Romance * Nature Boy * Never Let Me Go * You Must Believe in Spring.
(Berklee Guide). Learn twelve contemporary jazz guitar solos from six of the greatest artists: Jim Hall, John Scofield, Pat Martino, Kurt Rosenwindel, Bireli Lagrene and Mike Stern. Each solo includes a technical introduction with analytical insights and references to its classic recording. The transcribed solos include traditional notation and tablature. Songs include: All the Things You Are (John Scofield) * Days of Wine and Roses (Bireli Lagrene) * How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky) (Kurt Rosenwinkel) * Oleo (Pat Martino) * St. Thomas (Jim Hall) * There Is No Greater Love (Mike Stern) * and more.
(Guitar Book). From Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt to Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny, Kenny Burrell and beyond, take an inside look at the genesis of jazz guitar. The book and audio compendium provides solo transcriptions in standard notation and tablature, lessons on how to play them, guitarist biographies, equipment, photos, history and much more. The accompanying audio features full-band demonstrations of every guitar solo in the book!
This book is designed to teach any guitarist to compose chord melody arrangements for the guitar, at a pace which is comfortable for both the beginner and the advanced student. Every method used is discussed at length with over 50 musical examples given. The accompanying audio will assure the student that he or she is playing the examples correctly. Topics include: harmonization and re-harmonization methods, analyzing melodies, dealing with extensions, creating slash chord harmony, etc. This book is a must- have for anyone interested in performing as a solo guitar player. Two full-length arrangements are included which cover the material presented. Written in notation only with chord symbols and fretboard diagrams. Access to audio available online
(Guitar Solo). A dozen jazz classics have been arranged by Sean McGowan in standard notation and tab, and recorded in downloadable audio full demonstration tracks for this collection. Includes: All Blues * Confirmation * Get Me to the Church on Time * I'm Old Fashioned * My Romance * On the Street Where You Live * Polka Dots and Moonbeams * Prelude to a Kiss * Ruby, My Dear * Stolen Moments * There Will Never Be Another You * Where or When.
You know your scales, understand how to play over a chord progression, and learned enough music theory to fill an encyclopedia, but you still aren't satisfied with your solos. This book teaches jazz guitarists how to apply their knowledge of scales, chord progressions, and music theory towards creating great guitar solos. Eight full-length solos in a variety of styles are studied in detail, including analysis of chord progressions and the material used to improvise over them, techniques, and structural characteristics. Styles range from classic standards and Gypsy jazz to Latin, modal and smooth jazz. All eight solos are performed on the accompanying CD.
Soloing is essential to jazz. For many musicians, it is the ultimate form of self-expression. But for many people, it can be intimidating. Jazz musicians must spontaneously create solos over "tricky" chord progressions, while, at the same time, communicating from the heart. This process can seem mysterious, but Easy Soloing for Jazz Guitar shows you that it's not. This book is for musicians who already know the basics of guitar, but are looking for a low-stress introduction to the art of jazz improvisation. This easy-to-use book includes standard music notation and TAB and gives you the basic tools to make great, authentic-sounding jazz solos. Whether you are a beginning student of jazz or a more advanced player new to improvised music, you'll find what you need in this book. A CD demonstrating the examples in this book is included.
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Incorporated
Jazz Soloing Strategies for Guitar is a study of essential and innovative approaches to jazz improvisation. Designed for blues and rock guitarists with a desire to broaden their musical vocabulary, this book shows you important concepts for playing great jazz solos. Eight full-length solos in a variety of jazz styles, ranging from classic standards and Gypsy jazz to Latin, modal, and smooth jazz, are covered in great detail. The chord progressions are analyzed, as well as the techniques, structural characteristics, and material used to improvise over them. This book takes an intelligent and thorough approach to shed new light on jazz guitar soloing and provides you with fresh strategies to apply to your own playing. A CD demonstrating all the examples in the book and for playing along is included.
A collection of tunes and studies that are accessible to the intermediate player, yet extremely musical. Many of the tunes are derived from jazz standards and may by used as variations or chords solos. Written in standard notation and tablature, each piece is accompanied by brief performance notes. A wide range of musical styles makes this book fun and challenging. Audio available online.
This book and DVD package brings together Jeff Linsky's Mel Bay Artist Series Video, "Latin Guitar Jazz, with music for all the pieces in notation and tablature. There are some direct transcriptions, but there are also arrangements of the pieces and analysis of Linsky's style, his techniques and his approaches to certain musical problems. Jeff Linsky is one of the finest guitarists on the contemporary jazz scene. He is well respected for his polyphonic solo guitar improvisation and for his fun and lively compositions. "Just Jazz Guitar Magazine has commented, "In this collection of Linsky originals, you will hear plenty of imagination, melodic and harmonic inventiveness and sheer joy. Jeff's ability to create memorable melodies and dazzling improvisation is a joy to experience."
This collection of jazz standard chord solos for guitar is compiled from Mel Bay and Warner Bros. collaborations Jazz Guitar Standards Vol. 1 and 2. What makes this work so special is that each artist has personally recorded their solo guitar arrangement. The book comes with the CDs which have all 44 tunes. This book is a wonderful anthology of solo guitar that can be used for performances as well as educational purposes.
This book covers the basics of the middle-of-the-road swing and bebop-era jazz guitar style. Includes traditional tunes, exercises, and original pieces by seasoned jazz instructor and author Alan de Mause, plus an audio CD with 16 tracks that parallel the book's content. Written in standard notation and tablature, this modest 24-page book is particularly strong in introducing jazz rhythms and phrasing. the author addresses accents, guitar technique, and the concepts of swing, form, dynamics, and improvisation in an easily understood fashion. Frequent, elaborate performance notes and the recorded examples make this book/CD set of particular interest to the beginning jazz guitarist.
176 notated examples, 15 backing tracks, 2 hours of audio Never have 12 bars of music been treated to such detailed, logical study. Whether you already play jazz, or are trying to expand your melodic horizons from the traditional blues, Jazz Blues Soloing for Guitar is a step by step method that breaks down the 12 bar jazz blues into its most essential, musical elements. Each chord is taken in turn, and every important soloing approach is discussed. From arpeggio-based ideas, to chromatic approach notes, passing notes, bebop scales and altered scales; every concept is instantly made musical, with plenty of lines and practice ideas based on real world application. The emphasis is on creating smooth, flowing blues lines that are constructed from each concept taught in the book. Plenty of examples are given for every playing situation; however the book focuses on teaching the reader how to build their own musical lines from the fundamental principles of jazz theory. Jazz Blues Soloing for Guitar builds your soloing logically, chapter by chapter, and quickly develops a rock solid foundation from which advanced concepts are easily constructed and applied. Jazz Blues Soloing for Guitar contains the following detailed chapters: Chapter One - The Jazz Blues Structure Chapter Two - Chord Voicings for the Jazz Blue Chapter Three - Soloing on the First Seven Bars Chapter Four - Smooth Transitions between Arpeggios Chapter Five - Targeting Specific Intervals Chapter Six - Using the Mixolydian Bebop Scale Chapter Seven - Chromatic Passing Notes Chapter Eight - Chromatic Approach Note Patterns Chapter Nine - Adding the bV Diminished 7 Chord Chapter Ten - 3rd to 9th Extended Arpeggios Chapter Eleven - Soloing on Bars Eight to Twelve Chapter Twelve - Using the Phrygian Dominant Bebop Scale Chapter Thirteen - Moving from G7 to Cm7 Chapter Fourteen - Using the Dorian Bebop Scale Chapter Fifteen - Soloing on F7 Chapter Sixteen - The F Mixolydian Bebop Scale Chapter Seventeen - The F Altered Scale Chapter Eighteen - Practicing Quick Changes Chapter Nineteen - Pentatonic Scales Chapter Twenty: Jazz Blues Solo Example Conclusions, Practice Tips and Further Study With over 100 pages on just 12 bars of music, this is the most detailed and practical guide to the jazz blues available Audio Available for Free from www.fundamental-changes.com
(Guitar Educational). The complete chord melody method, including 20 songs and step-by-step lessons! This comprehensive volume covers diatonic and minor third substitutions, contrary motion, back cycles, walking bass lines, modal chord scales, chord scales with tension, and standard notation and tablature. Songs include: All the Things You Are * Cherokee * Giant Steps * In a Sentimental Mood * Stella by Starlight * and more. "Bill Hart is a dedicated teacher at the Atlanta Institute of Music, and a terrific player. This book is clear, informative, and a 'must-have' for every serious guitarist." Mike Stern
(Guitar Solo). Chord melody arrangements in notes & tab of 27 songs by the great Irving Berlin. Includes: Alexander's Ragtime Band * Always * Blue Skies * Cheek to Cheek * Easter Parade * Happy Holiday * Heat Wave * How Deep Is the Ocean * Puttin' On the Ritz * Remember * They Say It's Wonderful * What'll I Do? * White Christmas * and more.
Jazz horn players are some of the best improvisors ever. Now guitarists can learn their tricks! This book features 12 solos (progressing in difficulty) from jazz saxophonists and trumpeters transcribed in easy-to-read guitar tab. The CD features each solo played twice, at slow and regular tempo.
The most complete guide to jazz/blues soloing ever written! This comprehensive book details the sounds, elements, and approaches that make the blues such an integral part of the jazz vocabulary. Moving from blues progressions to fingerboard organization to phrasing, essential blues scales, riffs, lick development, and an array of advanced concepts and devices, including substitute scales & extended super arpeggios are covered. Throughout this process 38 solos, over 100 music examples, and hundreds of licks are featured. Written in notation and tablature.