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All Blues for Jazz Guitar : Comping Styles, Chords and Grooves

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Destined to become a classic, this book is the natural result of not only years of playing jazz guitar but also of the author's long associations with many innovative jazz guitarists. This comprehensive guide is one of the first jazz methods to focus entirely on the blues idiom and its contribution to jazz improvisation. It is designed to help you play authoritatively in a broad spectrum of jazz guitar settings from big band and small combos to a solo context.

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Overview

Destined to become a classic, this book is the natural result of not only years of playing jazz guitar but also of the author's long associations with many innovative jazz guitarists. This comprehensive guide is one of the first jazz methods to focus entirely on the blues idiom and its contribution to jazz improvisation. It is designed to help you play authoritatively in a broad spectrum of jazz guitar settings from big band and small combos to a solo context.

This book is divided into 4 sections which address 12-bar blues progressions, 3-note Freddie Green-type chords, shuffles, swing riff comping, chord scales, linear bebop comping, modal concepts, triads over bass notes and a wealth of chord voicings and inversions. Includes over 110 music examples, 45 complete 12-bar choruses, and a CD with 30 tracks. It also offers a helpful glossary of jazz terminology. Written in standard notation and tab. 91 pp.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786631285
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/1995
  • Edition description: BOOK & CD
  • Pages: 92
  • Product dimensions: 11.80 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.29 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2002

    okay but not great

    I mainly play blues but wanted to add some jazz flavor to my playing..this book did not get me there.The chord changes are really hard. This book is mainly for serious jazz players not blues players wanting to add a jazz touch..don't buy it unles you really really wanna play jazz.

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