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LarryB



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:44 am    Post subject: Ted Greene and Mickey Baker Reply with quote

Do Ted Greene's "Chord Chemistry" and Mickey Baker's "Complete Course in Jazz Guitar" books compliment each other? Do they take similar approaches? Would it be redundant to get both? Would it be confusing to use both?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"chord chemistry" isn't a method book, it's a reference book--wouldn't be redundant at all.

I think every jazz guitarist, hell, every guitarist--should have it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Ted Greene and Mickey Baker Reply with quote

[quote="LarryB"]Do Ted Greene's "Chord Chemistry" and Mickey Baker's "Complete Course in Jazz Guitar" books compliment each other? Do they take similar approaches? Would it be redundant to get both? Would it be confusing to use both?[/quote]

bakers books are very basic - but a good place to start for basic jazz chords and some solo lines...

you would find just about all of bakers lessons covered in Greene's books in far more depth..

Greene's chord chem is a compendium of hundreds of different chord types and sections on theory, diatonic harmony, blues progressions and application of some of the chord types he presents...a working knowledge of theory and harmony will make this book easier to work through..

greens other books -- modern chord progressions & single line work are more organized easier to work with
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Ted Greene and Mickey Baker Reply with quote

[quote="LarryB"]Do Ted Greene's "Chord Chemistry" and Mickey Baker's "Complete Course in Jazz Guitar" books compliment each other? Do they take similar approaches? Would it be redundant to get both? Would it be confusing to use both?[/quote]

bakers books are very basic - but a good place to start for basic jazz chords and some solo lines...

you would find just about all of bakers lessons covered in Greene's books in far more depth..

Greene's chord chem is a compendium of many different chord fingerings and types with sections on theory, diatonic harmony, blues progressions and the application of some of the chord types he presents...a working knowledge of theory and harmony will make this book easier to work through..

greene's other books -- modern chord progressions & single line work are more organized - easier to work with
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