Chordal Harmony For Guitar
By Mick Goodrick & Tim Miller
This inventive approach to imagining and organizing notes will
expand your concept of guitar harmony. You will be able to organize
and use tensions more easily and with greater expression whether
you are soloing playing in a rhythm section or in a solo guitar
context. Practical etudes over popular chord changes will help
you to understand and apply these new theoretical concepts. The
accompanying recording includes examples and play-along tracks
featuring innovative guitarists Mick Goodrick and Tim Miller along
with an all-star rhythm section featuring Terri Lyne Carrington
on drums and John Lockwood on bass. You will learn to: develop
and apply new chord voicings using a rich palette of notes; isolate
and organize the most essential notes of any chord-scale (Generic
Modality Compression); view chord scales as five families of 3-note
chords: triads sus4 clusters 7th no 3 and 7th no 5) to be used
systematically and simultaneously; leverage this chord-scale organization
to lead you to inventive harmonies; incorporate tensions more
intuitively into your comping and lead lines; and use new arpeggio
patterns in linear improvisation.
Real Book: Sixth Edition
The Real Books are the best-selling jazz books of all time. Since
the 1970s, musicians have trusted these volumes to get them through
every gig, night after night. The problem is that the books were
illegally produced and distributed, without any regard to copyright
law, or royalties paid to the composers who created these musical
masterpieces. Hal Leonard is very proud to present the first legitimate
and legal editions of these books ever produced. You won't even
notice the difference, other than that all of the notorious errors
have been fixed: the covers and typeface look the same, the song
list is nearly identical, and the price is even cheaper than the
original! Every conscientious musician will appreciate that these
books are now produced accurately and ethically, benefitting the
songwriters that we owe for some of the greatest tunes of all
time! Includes 400 songs: All Blues * Au Privave * Autumn Leaves
* Black Orpheus * Bluesette * Body and Soul * Bright Size Life
* Con Alma * Dolphin Dance * and hundreds more!
Guitar Comping By Andrew Green
This book helps players get a handle on the most
important job a guitarist has when playing in a small group: comping.
This book will show guitarists ways to create chord voicings and
comping rhythms that will make them an asset to any jazz group.
"Comping" is an abbreviation of the word "accompanying". Within
a Jazz group, it is the art of improvising a chordal accompaniment
for a soloist or singer.
When you are the only chordal instrument in the group, you will
likely spend 75% of the time comping--which means that it is the
most important thing you do. Jazz Guitar Comping gives the guitarist
the tools needed to be an effective comper, and an asset to any
small jazz group. There is a wealth of information about building
chords, voice leading and the rhythm. The CD contains mny examples
from the book and includes recorings of a jazz quartet with analysis
of the soloist and the comping.
for Jazz Guitar: The Complete Guide to Comping, Chord Melody and
Chord Soloing by
This book/CD pack will teach you how to play jazz
chords all over the fretboard in a variety of styles and progressions.
It covers: voicings, progressions, jazz chord theory, comping,
chord melody, chord soloing, voice leading and many more topics.
The CD includes 98 full-band demo tracks. No tablature.
Customer review: "A great method-supplement
for Jazz Guitar, but not the first or only book to buy if you
are just starting out in Jazz Guitar. This
is a good chord method book/CD package, heavy on method, lighter
on comping, chord melody, and chord soloing, and jazz standards.
If you already have some good Jazz intro books, and found them
easy going, this book may help round out your skills. It is recommended
as a complementary study and follow-on once for the aspiring Jazz
Guitarist needing very structured practice-method material".
to Play Brazilian Jazz Guitar by
Brazilian jazz is the combination of the energizing
rhythms of Brazilian and North American jazz music. Playing this
style requires special skills not normally taught to the guitar
student. This comprehensive book is designed to provide the guitarist
with all that is necessary to understand and play Brazilian jazz
such as chord structures, chord progressions, rhythms, decomposition,
memorization, arranging, improvisation, notation, chord symbols
and accompaniment as well as an overview and history of this coloful
Solos are provided that implement various concepts and skills
learned. They include: Amor Docy (Sweet Love); Passaciaille (Theme
and First Variation); Bossa Barocco (Bossa Baroque); Bossa Improviso
(Impromptu Bossa); Minuet (from "The Notebook of A.M. Bach);
Choro Classic (Classical Choro); Choro Menor (Minor Choro); De
Vez em Quando (Once in a While) and more.
Bay's Master Anthology of Jazz Guitar Solos (Various)
Mel Bay's Master Anthology of Jazz Guitar Solos
presents a generous collection of 67 challenging pieces designed
to enhance the repertoire of the intermediate to advanced jazz
guitarist. Many of the world's finest jazz guitarists of the latter
half of the 20th century are represented, including John Abercrombie,
Cal Collins, Mickey Baker, Jim Ferguson, Sal Salvador, Buddy Fite,
Jerry Hahn, Rick Haydon, Sid Jacobs, Bucky Pizzarelli, Charles
Chapman, and many others.
The selections include both new pieces and some of the best previously
published pieces from the latter half of the 20th century. Standard
notation and tablature are offered for most pieces along with
a biographical sketch of the performer. A set of 3 companion stereo
CD's is included, making this an ideal sourcebook for serious
students and professionals alike.
to Gypsy Jazz Guitar
By John Jorgenson
In this first of three volumes of Flatpicking Guitar
Magazine's new Gypsy Jazz Guitar instructional series, "Intro
to Gypsy Jazz Guitar," Jorgenson provides the foundational
information and practice material necessary for you to gain an
understanding of the Gypsy jazz guitar style. The first half of
this volume addresses the important element of Gypsy jazz rhythm.
The second half of this first volume addresses soloing. Each volume
of this three-part series includes a 2-hour instructional DVD,
an audio CD with practice audio tracks, and a full format book
which presents all of the theoretical information, chord charts,
fret board diagrams, music notation, and tablature for the material
presented on the DVD.
Solos for Guitar: Lead Guitar in the Styles of Carlton, Ford,
Metheny, Scofield, Stern and more! (Various)
Examine the solo concepts of the jazz-rock masters
in this comprehensive book/CD package! You'll get phrase-by-phrase
performance notes, plus tips on: improvising with triads; blues
fusion; lines for static chords and vamps; atmospheric jazz; double
stop improvising; and much more. The book includes standard notation
and tab, and the CD features both full-demonstration and rhythm-only
Customer review: "Having been through several
jazz instruction books, this is by far the best. It runs its solo
lines over complex chords- the kind you hear the better players
actually playing over. It explains the concept behind the lines
before giving them. This way, not only will the lines stick better,
but you will have the background material to build your own lines.
It is not a beginner book, but even a beginner could follow the
well laid-out diagrams; it may just take him a while to get up
to speed. ".
Intros and Endings for Jazz Guitar: Bebop, Swing, Latin, Ballads
By Jim Ferguson
The fifth book from Jim Ferguson, All Intros &
Endings features dozens of hip intros and endings that you can
use not only for gigs, but also as a staring point for developing
your own ideas. There are chord progressions, voice-led ending
chords, vamps (bebop, swing, Latin, and ballads), extended ideas,
classic intros, and many concepts which are designed to provide
the player with the material to fuel his or her own creativity.
It includes sections on the major #11 and minor-major 7th chords,
and symmetrical devices. Notation and tablature with a 44-track
Customer review: "This is a great book for
intermediate players who want some new ideas -- not only for intros
and outros but comping and solo playing too. There's a lot of
really nice stuff here, lots of modern-sounding chord voicings
and a brief, but good, discussion of voice leading. This guy's
books are all very good".