The Guitarist’s Introduction to Jazz

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Contains detailed explanations and exercises on virtually everything a guitarist needs to start playing jazz with others, including different categories of chord voicings, comping tips for being in a rhythm section, plus scale and chord construction. The ultimate jazz guitar reference book, it also features charts for classic jazz tunes to work on, ways to approach practicing jazz, right hand picking techniques, overall jazz theory and tips on developing solo chops by using riff s and pieces of familiar melodies. Contents: Part one: rhythm guitar voicings Chapter 1: three-note shell voicings Chapter 2: four-note rhythm guitar voicingsPart two: comp voicings and melody voicings Chapter 3: converting rhythm voicings to compvoicings Chapter 4: some examples of comping using the voicingsPart three: developing vocabulary for soloing from melodies Chapter 5: riff melodies on 12-bar blues; bags groove; blues in the closet Chapter 6: riff melodies on tunes that are not 12-bar blues; lester leaps in; seven come eleven; a smooth one; salute to charlie Christian Chapter 7: using quotes from popular melodies Chapter 8: using vocabulary from bebop tunes; swedish pastry; crazeology; mayreh; quicksilver; room 608Part four: basic theory and techniques for jazz guitar Chapter 9: introduction to scales Chapter 10: arpeggios Chapter 11: modes Chapter 12: wrap-upAppendix a: some definitionsAppendix b: chord names and chord symbols primerAppendix c: chord types primerNotes: further notes

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