THE COMPLETE JAZZ GUITAR METHOD. MASTERING JAZZ GUITAR CHORD/MELODY. CD TABLATURE Jody Fisher

THE COMPLETE JAZZ GUITAR METHOD. MASTERING JAZZ GUITAR CHORD/MELODY. CD TABLATURE

Your guitar becomes the ultimate jazz solo instrument when you master the techniques and concepts in this book. Picking up where the harmony lessons in Intermediate Jazz Guitar leave off, topics include melody and harmony integration, bass line development, chord enhancement, quartal harmonies, and how to arrange a guitar solo. Learn to simultaneously play the harmony, melody, rhythm, and bass parts of any song! Concepts are illustrated with lots of examples to practice, including arrangements of some traditional melodies. All music is shown in standard notation and TAB, and the CD demonstrates the examples in the book. 64 pages.

 


Complete Jazz Guitar Method: Mastering Jazz Guitar, Chord/Melody
By Jody Fisher
Item: 00-14126
UPC: 038081128320
ISBN 10: 0739009575
ISBN 13: 9780739009574
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Guitar

Your guitar becomes the ultimate jazz solo instrument when you master the techniques and concepts in this book. Picking up where the harmony lessons in Intermediate Jazz Guitar leave off, topics include melody and harmony integration, bass line development, chord enhancement, quartal harmonies, and how to arrange a guitar solo. Learn to simultaneously play the harmony, melody, rhythm, and bass parts of any song! Concepts are illustrated with lots of examples to practice, including arrangements of some traditional melodies. All music is shown in standard notation and TAB, and the CD demonstrates the examples in the book. 64 pages.


The Complete Jazz Guitar Method
Beginning • Intermediate • Mastering Chord/Melody • Mastering Improvisation
JODY FISHER

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INTRODUCTION
This book is about learning to play in a style we call Chord/Melody. In this style songs are
arranged so the harmony, melody, rhythm and sometimes the bass parts are played simultaneously.
These arrangements can be played alone or, if desired, make it possible for the
guitarist to lead his or her own group. Players who study this style know that it can be one
of the deepest forms of musical self-expression. Also, there are enough concepts to learn
and apply to keep one intrigued for a lifetime.
It has always amazed me that many guitarists just stand there not knowing what to do
when asked to playa song alone. The whole idea behind playing a musical instrument is to
play music -play songs. It seems that most guitarists know the parts of songs they would
play in a band, but if they had to play something as a solo, well, most players would be
stuck.
This book is not for complete beginners. Th: material found here is for the student who
has been studying the information in the first two books of this series, Beginningjazz Guitar
and Intermediate jazz Guitar, or the equivalent. To get the most out of this book you should
be familiar with major scales, chord construction, major chord scales and altered chords.
In the first two books each lesson has two separate sections. The "A" section deals with
chords and harmony while the "B" section covers the topic of single-line improvisation.
This book focuses completely on chord/melody and harmonic concepts. It starts right
where the "A" sections of the Intermediate book left off. (Mastering jazz Guitar Improvisation
starts where the "B" sections in the intermediate book left off.)
While I personally prefer reading musical notation, it is not necessary in order to obtain
maximum results from this book. Examples are written in both standard notation and
tablature. While TAB is effective, it is not nearly as expressive as musical notation. Nonreaders
are missing out on an overwhelming amount of musical and instructional material.
You don't have to be a super sight reader, but the ability to decipher musical notation is
very important. Of course, the better you read music, the better your comprehension
and musicality will be. This will increase your enjoyment.
You may be surprised by the added benefits of becoming proficient in chord/melody playing.
Some of these are: a much greater awareness of harmony, better visualization of
arpeggio shapes, a more sophisticated sense of melody while improvising, and a dramatic
improvement in technique and strength. Also, keep in mind that you may be able to find
employment as a solo guitarist if band gigs aren't available.
After completing this book, you will be able to arrange your own chord/melody tunes and
you will have a deep understanding of chord progressions and harmony. This will allow you
to communicate with other musicians more effectively.
Take your time, practice slowly and have fun!

 


TABLE Of CONTENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR .
INTRODUCTION.

Chapter I

Right-Hand Options .
Pick Style .
Fingerstyle Chords .
Pick and Fingers Technique .

Chapter 2
Lesson I: Recognizing Chord Tones .
Combining Melody and Harmony .
Lesson 2: Guidelines for Arranging .
Lesson 3: Chord Enhancement .
Home on the Range .

Chapter 3
Lesson I: Diads .
Non-Chord Tones .
Blue Bell of Scotland .
Lesson 2: Adding the Non-Chord Tone .
Beautiful Dreamer .
Lesson 3: Voice Leading .
Lesson 4: Passing Chords .
Virginny .
Blues in G ,
Diminished Chords .
Min7b5 (Half-Diminished) Chords .
Blues in F .
Lesson 5: Quartal Harmony .
Single Notes .
Octaves .

Chapter 4
Lesson I: Passing-Chord Approaches .
Enhancing Chord Progressions .
Lesson 2: The 1V-1Approach .
Lesson 3: The V7-1Approach .
Lesson 4: The ii- V7-1 Approach .
Rum and Coke .
Lesson 5: BackcyclingApproaches .
The Alternate Cycle .
Lesson 6: Tritone Substitution Approach .
Lesson 7: The bV7-I Approach .
Lesson 8: The ii-V7 -I and Alternate Cycles .
Lesson 9: Surprise Chords .

Table of Contents

Chapter 5
Lesson I: The Basic Voicings
Simultaneous Chords and Walking Bass Lines
Lesson 2: Bass Lines-ScalewiseApproach
Lesson 3: Bass Lines-Half-StepApproaches
Lesson 4: Bass Lines-Rhyth m
Lesson 5: Bass Lines-ii- V7 -I Patterns
Everything You're Not
Lesson 6: Bass lines-Com biningTech niques
Accompaniment for Everything You're Not.

Chapter 6
Lesson I:
Lesson 2:
Moving Voices
Search ing Out New Yoicings
Symmetrical Chord Movement

Coda
Creating Arrangements
Listen ing to the Greats
Reality Check
ByesvilIe

Track
A compact disc is available for each book in this series. These discs can make learning with these books easier and more enjoyable. This symbol will appear next to every example that is played on the CD. Use the CD to help insure that you are capturing the feel of the examples, interpreting the rhythms correctly, and so on. The Track numbers and Index numbers below the symbols correspond directly to the example you want to hear. Track I will help you tune to the CD. Have fun!

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