A MODERN METHOD FOR GUITAR VOLUME 2. William Leavitt. senza Tablature. In italiano con Cassetta

Questo libro è la continuazione del I volume. La maggior parte della terminologia e delle tecniche rappresenta una diretta evoluzione del materiale presentato nel primo. Anche qui tutta la musica è originale ed è stata creata specificatamente per presentare e perfezionare ogni lezione.

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Written for the intermediate to advanced jazz guitarist, this book assumes an adequate knowledge of chord scales and jazz theory. The topics include playing modally, chord substitutions, Coltrane substitutions, diminished and melodic minor scales as well as dealing with pentatonics. Companion CD included.

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Product Description:
This book is complete in the sense that there is something for everyone: beginners, intermediate players and professionals. Along with learning the basics, this book teaches fingerstyle guitar players to play two-string harmonies, accompaniment styles and much more. Alan De Mause has filled the companion CD to capacity with 90 examples of music from his landmark text. The recording features nylon-string guitar throughout in both solo and midi-accompanied settings. A full range of jazz guitar stylings is offered, starting from square one and proceeding through advanced fingerstyle solo material. 184 PAGES

Format: Book/CD Set
Series: Complete


SECTION ONE: Getting Started with Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar

Being your own band
About the author

SECTION ONE/PART 1: Guitars, hand positions, fingerstyle strokes
Your guitar
Centering the guitar
Naming fingers
Right arm and hand position
Melody playing with the rest stroke
When hammering your nails
Let two fingers do the walking
On the other hand, the left--
Restrain the wayward thumb
May I presume--?
Open strings: E, B, and G
Three notes on open strings
Music, meter, and measures
Three beats per measure
Time signatures: 3/4
Time signatures: 4/4
Four beats per measure
Picking pairs of alternating fingers: m-a
Quarter notes, half notes, and whole notes
Matching right hand fingers with strings
Open choice on open strings
Thumbing along freely
E, A, and D
Digging deep
Fingers and thumb
Uppers and lowers
Reader's choice

SECTION ONE/ Part 2: Learning the blues: fretted notes, rests
The old open six
The new fretted two
Left-hand technique
B, E, and some friends
The oldies and the newies
Make a blues sound
Blues background
Go form a blues
A and D complete the blues scale
Picking up notes
E blues scale
Time for a rest
Go and Stop
Stopping an open string from ringing
Thumb work
Strings 'n things
Accuracy in notation
Something simple
Too simple?
Music in two parts
Rests in two part music
Ties that bind
Not so hard
Try it, you'll like it
One more note
Lower ledger lines workout with G
Complete two octave blues scale
Try it two ways
Let it rip blues trip
Sun rhythmics
House of the Rising Sun

SECTION ONE/ Part 3: Rhythming around
Can we talk?
Swimming in rhythm
Find a rhythmic reference
Basic and specific rhythms
Review of whole note, half note, quarter note, and rest equivalents
Take a rest (notes and rests)
Ties that bind
Dots incredible
Equivalent tied and dotted notes
Rhythm in 3/4 time
Two part rhythm
Blues with the whole thing

SECTION ONE/ Part 4: The flow of jazz: Eighth notes
Simple eighths
Counting eighths
Eighth notes and others
Talking to yourself
Mixes bag of note values
Take a rest
Simple ties that bind
Swinging the blues
Doo-ba Doo-ba blues
Eighth notes with mixed rests
Ties in disguise?
Same guise with ties: Eighth-Quarter-Eighth and Tie
Same guys with rests: Half rest-Quarter rest-Eighth rest
The readability factor
Dots and ties incredible
Ties with dotted note equivalents
Dotted quarter notes with eighth notes and eighth note rests
Dot's all in 3/4, folks
Pause to catch your wind and finish up
Rhythmic review
Bop Stop

SECTION ONE/ Part 5: All together, now
Playing to or more strings simultaneously
Two strings and parts, one rhythm, same bass notes
As above, with a variety of bass notes
More note movement
pattern playing
Rhythmic independence in both parts
Independence in 3/4
Blues with a beat
Whompin' the blues
Back to the future
Half note bass
Quarter note bass
Quarter note bass in 3/4 time
Half note plus quarter note in 3/4 time
Refurbishing Twofers
Deja vu: Part 4 review
Slower melody, faster bass
Shuffling Home
It's a wrap!
Further study

SECTION TWO: Creating Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Solos
SECTION TWO/Part 1: Preparing to create a fingerstyle jazz solo
May I presume--?
Special Note: No TAB or audio here
Selecting a tune
Both melody and chord symbols are on the original sheet music
Lead sheet fragment
It can be played easily as is
It is basically in one key
It is in a good guitar key
It is in a range convenient for adding harmony below the melody
Trial run for tunes
Tune 1
Tune 2
Raising the melody one octave higher
Changing keys by counting steps
TALE OF KEYS (arranged by half step intervals)
You could trace them down
Chord symbols
Tune 2 transposed to D
How high is high enough?
Setting up the tune for arranging
Conventions of notation for fingerstyle guitar
Tune 2 in G, stems up
It's a singer's world
Tune 3 with original piano lead sheet and vocal part
Tune 3 with stems up, eighth notes beamed

SECTION TWO/Part 2: Accompanying yourself
What's next
Adding to this band of one
Rooting for the root
When to change the bass note
Rhythm changes
Two more
Bass notes in 3/4 time
Making the bass more independent
Rhythm Changes with quarter notes in the bass
Making repetition less repetitious
Variation on four quarter notes
Rhythm Changes with syncopated bass
Alternating octaves
Alternating Octave Blues
When to use which bass rhythm
Getting it down on paper

SECTION TWO/Part 3: Oom-pah power
Great Scott!
Finding the root/fifth of a scale
Root/fifth of the C major chord
Oom-pah Rhythm Changes
Putting some oomph into the oom-pah
Lowering the oom-pah
The not-so-perfect fifth
Let's all root for the fifth
View of Blues
Your turn

SECTION TWO/Part 4: Marking major and minor
Distinguished notes
Locating thirds using scales
Using the C major scale to locate major thirds
finding minor thirds
Using the C melodic minor scale to locate minor thirds
Absolute measuring: the chromatic scale
The chromatic scale spelled in sharps
The chromatic scale spelled in flats
Juggling thirds
Exercise A
Exercise B
Building chords by stacking thirds
Two plus two
Using major and minor thirds in arranging
Mandatory thirds
Rhythm Changes with thirds
An OK Place to Be
Answers to Exercises A and B

SECTION TWO/ Part 5: Accompanying with arpeggios
The Natural
Rhythm Changes with arpeggios
Right-hand fingering
Left-hand fingering
Alternate arpeggiation style
Arpeggio samples
Reality enters
Rhythm Changes with reality
Your turn

SECTION TWO/ Part 6: Harmonizing a melody with a third below
Quick and EZ thirds
Making the top note ring out
Rhythm Changes in thirds
Interval makeup of chord symbols
Perfect matches-- or not
Adjusting the fit
Bringing back the bass
Rhythm Changes in thirds plus bass
Third this blues
Third this blues (completed)

SECTION TWO/ Part 7: Harmonizing with tenths
Tenths: the dropped third
Rhythm Changes with parallel tenths in the bass
Rhythm Changes with mixed intervals
Improvisation on Rhythm Changes
Trippingly, with tenths
Walking tenths
Accompaniment using walking tenths
There's tenthing tonight on the old camp ground

SECTION TWO/ Part 8: Harmonizing with sixths
Another natural
Rhythm Changes déjà vu
Multipurpose sixths
Parallel Me, Baby
Crackers and Muscles
Show Me the Way to Go Sixths
Crackers and Muscles (completed)
More is less
Training in A

SECTION THREE: Professional Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar

SECTION THREE/Part 1: Harmonic background
Complete fingerstyle jazz guitar
May I presume--?
Something to play upon
Jazz harmony
Chord qualities
Standard chord voicings
Root position, thirds an octave higher
Root position, thirds and fifths an octave higher
Harmonic movement based on scale steps
Diatonic walking tenths
Diatonic walking sixths
Harmonic movement based on the cycle of fifths
Root movement using the cycle
Focusing on fifths
Chromatic harmonic movement
Ascending by half step

SECTION THREE/Part 2: Self accompanying
One is company
Root movement
Double bass notes, root movement
Mixes bass rhythms
Repeated figure bass
Root/fifth alternation (simple)
Other alternating bass notes
Non-root movement
Walking bass (diatonic)
Walking bass (chromatic)
Folk jazz
An abundance of riches
Stomp romp
Alternating bass on hormones
When melody and bass overlap
Oom-pah meets arps
Melody accompanied by tenths in the bass
Autumn Sneeze
Piano movements
Closer voicing
Leading with a two-note comp
Sneezing and comping
More non-root movement
Music in three parts

SECTION THREE/Part 3: Capable accompanist accoutrements
Fingerstyle accompanying
Those other playmates in your sandbox
Accompanying singers
Guitar and bass comping behind a soloist
Some Day My Prints Will Arrive
Guitar duets
Imagine Nation
Accompanying with one note at a time
My Gummy Valentine
Bird Adobe Song
Guitar and flute duet
Body and Sole
Guitar and --

SECTION THREE/Part 4: Expressive devices of jazz
Making jazz jazzy
The underlying rhythmic pulse: Quarter note
The feeling of swing
Accented notes on off-beats
Oo-bah oo-bah
Ghosting notes by plucking lightly
Ghosting notes by using slurs
Slides and fall-offs
Rhythmic displacement
The whole thing
In a Yellow Phone

SECTION THREE/Part 5: Pedaling the cycle of fifths
Why the cycle of fifths is important
Notation conventions
Root movement
V7-I with opposing movement
V7-V7 with mixed movement
V7-I tritone pull
Chords, pieces, and lines
The spread
More tenths
Bassman--the bass, man!
Harmony today
Less relentless
Cycled out

SECTION THREE/Part 6: Intros, endings, turnarounds, tags & modulations
An introduction by any other name
The ins and outs of I-V7, V7-I, and IV-I
A moving experience
Classic drama
II-V7 within one measure
II-V7 over two measures
Purposeful ambiguity
Peaceful, easy feeling
2-in-1 EZ cheap trick
Cycling to the end
Minor matter
Turnarounds (turnbacks)
Turnaround with modulation
TAGS (Codas)
Tag me if you can
Tag, you're it
Nothing special
Instant modulation: V7-I
Taking time
Back cycling
Smoother moves: II-V7-I
Descending chromatically
Approaching by half step
Mozart's fakeroo

SECTION THREE/Part 7: Fun Jazz
Are we having fun yet?
Blew Moo
Good Evening, Friends
Ain't Miss Bee Haven
Stringing the World Along
Roots in A
Bird Abode Song
3 on 4
Further study

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So you want to play jazz and improvise like a real pro? This book will show you how, fast! First learn a few basics: the all-important scales, fingering and chord sequences, starting with a simple Bossa nova solo. then move on to arpeggios and more complex patterns such as the be-bop scale. Experiment with melodic shapes and discover the jazz-based blues progression used at most standard jazz gigs. The music examples then demonstrate rhythmic and free flowing ideas with lots of tips on the advanced techniques used by professional jazzers. In no time at all you will be creating your own solos in the style of such great jazz legends as Wes Montgomery, Charlie Christian, Sonny Rollins and Jim Hall.
Five complete solos are included in the book in easy-to-follow tab.
On the CD you'll find a matching audio track to every music example in the book. Each track is recorded twice: first with the guitar, the with backing track only so you can play the guitar part.

Price: €18,99



Series: Jazz Book
Publisher: Houston Publishing, Inc.
Medium: Softcover with CD
Composer: Stan Smith

This approach to studying jazz harmony provides an appropriate sound in a jazz setting early in guitarists' development and gives them a foundation in both linear and structural harmonic concepts, preparing them for more advanced theoretical concepts. Other applications for this book/CD pack include voicings for percussionists developing four mallet technique on vibes, and material for band directors who want to use the guitar to its fullest potential, and for arrangers writing for the guitar. 56 pages.

Price: €39,99



The Complete Guide
Series: Guitar Educational
Medium: Softcover with CD
Author: Jack Grassel

This book/CD pack by award-winning guitarist and distinguished teacher Jack Grassel will help rhythm guitarists better understand: chord symbols and voicings; comping styles and patterns; equipment, accessories and set-up; the fingerboard; chord theory; and much more. The accompanying CD includes 74 full-band tracks. 80 pages

Price: €21,99



JAZZ IMPROVISATION FOR GUITAR, A Melodic Approach. Garrison Fewell, Berklee. CD TABLATURE

Series: Berklee Labs
Publisher: Berklee Press
Medium: Softcover with CD

Melodies based on triads and melodic extensions sound more natural and musical than ones developed exclusively from scales. Triads - the fundamental building blocks of harmony - are a simple and effective remedy for scale dependency in improvisation. In Jazz Improvisation for Guitar: A Melodic Apprach, explore the potential of triads and their melodic extensions and learn to connect them using guide tones. You'll learn to create solo phrases in the style of some of the world's finest jazz guitarists like Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, and Pat Martino. 143 pages.



Improvise better solos by using triads and melodic extensions. Melodies based on triads and melodic extensions sound more natural and musical than ones developed exclusively from scales. Triads—the fundamental building blocks of harmony—are a simple and effective remedy for scale dependency in improvisation. Explore the potential of triads and their melodic extensions, and learn to connect them using guide tones. You'll learn to create solo phrases in the styles of some of the world's finest jazz guitarists—Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, and Pat Martino.

In Jazz Improvisation for Guitar: A Melodic Approach, world-renowned jazz guitarist Garrison Fewell offers an organized approach to creating expressive and melodic jazz solos and accompaniments. This book includes numerous triad and melodic extension examples and exercises to help you achieve the most expressive jazz feel and rhythm.


    • Broaden your melodic palette using triads, melodic extensions, guide tones, and altered notes.
    • Expand your agility on the fretboard, throughout the range of the guitar
    • Learn the intervals that make up melodies
    • Add articulation to your phrases by playing excerpts in the styles of the masters of jazz guitar
    • Use guide tones to connect your melodic lines and play the changes
    • Get the rhythmic skills essential to jazz phrasing
    • Use guide tones to build voicings for comping
    • Tablature included

Develop a more melodic way of thinking about harmony, and learn the improvisational tools that will help you create your own approach to soloing over chord changes.

The included play-along CD features outstanding musical examples and rhythm-section tracks performed by a top-flight triio: Garrison Fewell on guitar, Steve LaSpina on bass, and John Riley on drums. A special bonus track explores the techniques you've learned throughout the book


"Garrison Fewell has long been a hero to the jazz community. Read this book and you will find out why."

Jim Hall, Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist, Composer, Arranger

"Garrison Fewell presents and demystifies many of the essential elements and techniques of jazz guitar, with useful and easily applied examples. He gets the player's hands, ears, and mind all involved. I wish this book had been around thirty years ago!"

Howard Alden, Jazz Guitarist

"This book is a really well-thought-out guide to improvisation. I wish I'd had a book like this when I was a student."

George Cables, Pianist/Composer

"G.F.'s book is a profound learning tool! I refer to Garrison as 'G.F.' here because of this very clear, but so simple approach to using a 'G' minor triad with its natural connection to 'F' major in an earlier chapter. From this point in the book, you can build on this same approach by following this rule in all other keys and end up with 'great ears' and a wealth of knowledge."

Billy Harper, Jazz Saxophonist/Composer

"Garrison Fewell's concept of using guide tones and intervals in improvisation instead of 'running scales' is very important. Recommended for all who want to master 'inside' as well as 'outside' playing."

John Tchicai, Author of Advice to Improvisers, Ed. Wilhelm Hansen


The Author


Guitarist Garrison Fewell has been a Professor of Guitar and Ear Training at Berklee College of Music for more than twenty-five years. He has taught at most major European Conservatories including Rotterdam, Graz, Cologne, Leipzig, Warsaw, and the American School of Modern Music in Paris, and has conducted workshops throughout the United States and South America. With a mature, melodic sound and an elegant, lyrical style of writing and playing, Garrison has established himself as a distinctive voice throughout his thirty-year career. Critics have called him "one of today's most personal guitar players" (Boston Phoenix), "an assured stylist with a strong sense of tradition"(The New Yorker), "a player of virtuosity and swinging intensity" (UPI), and "refined, passionate, and inspiring" (Guitar Player). His diverse discography, beginning with 1993's Boston Music Award-winning A Blue Deeper than the Blue (Accurate), counts multiple titles ranked on best-of-the-year lists in publications such as Coda, Guitar Player, Musica Jazz, and his hometownPhiladelphia Inquirer. Photo by: Elio Buonocore

Garrison has performed with his quartet at NYC's Blue Note and Birdland jazz clubs, andinternational festivals such as Montreux, North Sea, Umbria, Clusone, Veneto Jazz, Copenhagen, Krakow, Budapest, Cape Verde, Africa, and Asuncion, Paraguay. His performing experience includes appearances with Tal Farlow, Benny Golson, Fred Hersch, Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, Buster Williams, George Cables, Kenny Wheeler, Dusko Goykovich, Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper, John Tchicai, Norma Winstone, and Slide Hampton. Garrison is the author of Jazz Improvisation (1984) and a frequent contributor to Guitar Player, Guitar Club, and Axemagazines. He is the recipient of several major music grants: National Endowment for the Arts, Artslink, Arts International.


Growing up in Philadelphia, I listened to all types of music, from classical and folk to blues and jazz.My father had all of Benny Goodman's records, and that's how I first heard Charlie Christian. From the beginning, I was always attracted to players with a strong sense of melody, and although I studied jazz in school, it was only after years of record collecting and listening that I developed my own sound. My intention in writing this book is not to teach you everything about jazz guitar, but simply to share some insights and encourage you to express your own artistic personality. Among the many approaches to jazz improvisation, one of the most common methods is to practice scales and modes as the basis for improvising over standard chord progressions. This can sometimes lead to an ailment called "scale-itis." Symptoms of this affliction are heard from guitarists who overplay in an attempt to impress fellow fretmates with their rapid-fire agility, running scales up and down the neck faster than the speed of sound. (What was that loud boom I just heard?) Students often spend long hours mastering scale vocabulary and neglect to develop their melodic and rhythmicvocabulary. They miss the opportunity to hear the intervals from which melodies are composed, and lack the rhythmic skills that are essential to jazz phrasing. Triads-the fundamental building blocks of harmony-are a simple but effective remedy for scale dependency. Using them can contribute to a more melodic way of playing. In this book, you will explore the potential of major and minor triads and their melodic extensions, and learn to develop phrases as an approach to improvising. The triad and melodic extension exercises include fingering studies, which will expand your knowledge of the fretboard and increase your facility throughout the range of the guitar. You will also learn how to add articulation to your phrases by playing excerpts from the styles of the great masters of jazz guitar. The ability to hear chord changes and play melodic lines that outline the harmony of a song is important to an improviser. This book will teach you to use guide tones to connect melodic ideas and "play the changes." You will also learn to use guide tones to build voicings for accompaniment, or "comping." Knowledge of harmony and its application to the guitar is another part of creative improvising. The exercises in this book will help you develop a more melodic way of thinking about harmony and will teach you improvisational tools to create alternate approaches to playing over chord changes.

What You Need to Know

The principles of melodic development demonstrated in this book are suited to all levels of guitarists who are seeking to improve their improvisational skills and instincts. To get the most from this book, you should have a solid understanding of key signatures, the cycle of fifths, major and minor scales, intervals, triads, seventh chords, tensions, and chord progressions. A familiarity with basic jazz rhythms and phrasing will help you derive maximum benefit from the exercises in this book.

How this Book is Organizated. This book is divided into three parts.

In part I (chapters 1-4), you'll begin to approach improvisation by playing triads and melodic extensions. It will also introduce you to rhythmic phrasing and articulation, so that you will have the tools to build great solos. Chapter 1 reviews the basics of jazz theory, including scales, the cycle of fifths, triad construction, diatonic harmony, tensions, and chord progressions. Chapter 2 introduces the concept of triads and melodic extensions. Then, in chapter 3, you will learn how to expand them into well-articulated phrases as a basis for improvising over chord changes. In chapter 4, you apply your knowledge of melodic extensions to dominant 7 chords. In part II (chapters 5-10), you'll learn to use triads and melodic extensions to build musical solos. First, we look closely at the styles of some of the great masters of jazz guitar to hear how they use triads and melodic extensions in improvisation (chapter 5). Listening to these great players will reveal new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic possibilities that you can use as you begin to build solos in chapter 6. To further develop your melodic instincts, you will learn about guide tones in chapter 7. Then, you will build voicings by adding tensions to guide tones, and play them over different chord progressions to improve your understanding of jazz harmony. In chapters 8 and 9, you will learn more about how to connect your melodic lines from chord to chord using guide tones. This will help you hear the chord changes and build creative phrases using guide-tone resolutions to outline the harmony. Chapter 10 demonstrates how to apply these concepts to soloing on standard tunes and gives you an opportunity to improvise with a rhythm section. By the end of part II, you will have played triads and melodic extensions on major and minor chords and diatonic II/V progressions. However, as a creative improviser, you will need to be able to add more color to your solos by using a nondiatonic approach to triads and melodic extensions. In part III (chapters 11-12), you will learn to play triads that accent the subtle variations of altered "color tones" on dominant chords. Because of its important harmonic role in chord progressions, a good improviser needs a number of skillful approaches to playing over the V7 chord. Chapter 11 introduces the V7 altered chord, and shows you how to use triad substitution to build melodic lines with tensions b9, #9, and b13. In chapter 12, you will learn how to play augmented triads on the V7 (#5) chord. Then, you'll get a chance to put everything you've learned into practice with one final tune.

The use of triads and melodic extensions as building blocks for jazz solos represents a common thread that runs through many players' styles. This book offers an organized approach to learning them so that you can become a more creative improviser.



CD Track List






Chapter I Harmony Review

Scale Construction

Key Signatures and the Cycle of Fifths

Triad Construction

Diatonic Triads

Diatonic Seventh Chords

Chord Function

Diatonic Chord Progressions



Chapter 2 Major and MinorTriads and Melodic Extensions

Dividing the Fretboard into Four Areas Using Alternating Minor and Major Triads

Melodic Extensions and Related Fingerings through Four Areas of the Fretboard


Chapter 3 PhrasingandArticulation

Articulation: The Rest Stroke

Melodic Extensions of G Minor: Eighth-Note Triplets and Rest Strokes


Chapter 4


Melodic Extensionsof Dominant Chords




Chapter 5 Stylistic Interpretation

Minor Lines over Dominant 7 Chords


Chapter 6 Buildinga Solo with Triads and Melodic Line Extensions


Chapter 7 Fretboard Harmony: GuideTones and 2- and

3-Note Voicings

Voice Leading

How to Play Guide Tones on the Guitar

3-Note Voicings: Adding a Chord Tone or Tension

Minor Key Guide-Tone Voice Leading for II/V7/I Progressions: 2- and

3-Note Voicings

Chord Substitutions


Chapter 8 Using Guide-Tone Lines in Soloing

Direct Approach

Indirect Approach

Chromatic Approach

Double-Indirect Approach

Solo Structure: The Shape of Things to Come


Chapter 9 Guide-Tone Lines for II-7 (b5) V7 (b9) I in Minor

More Guide-Tone Lines: b9 to 5


Chapter 10 Soloing Over Standard Tunes: II / V / I in Major and Minor Keys




Chapter 11 Altered Tensions

V7 Tensions b9 and #9

V7 Tensions b9 and b13

Tensions b9, #9, and b13


Chapter 12 V7 (+S)

The Augmented Triad



"Hearing Things" (Garrison Fewell, Steve LaSpina, and John Riley)


About the Author

Discography as Leader




CD Track List:

1. Fig. 2.1. Extensions of G minor

2. Fig. 2.2. Melody based on G minor triad and melodic extensions

3. Exercise 2.3. "Elle," rhythm track

4. Fig. 3.1. Practice phrase using Bb major triad

5. Fig. 3.2. Practice phrase, with triplet added

6. Fig. 3.5. Sample solo, "Hot Saw"

7. Exercise 3.3. "Hot Saw," rhythm track

8. Fig. 3.6. Rest-stroke articulation in the style of Wes Montgomery

9. Fig. 3.7. Four triads with eighth-note triplets and rest-stroke articulation

10. Fig. 3.9. Combination, ascending and descending rest strokes

11. Fig. 3.10. Descending and ascending rest strokes in a II/V/I progression

12. Fig. 3.11. Triad over strings 1, 2, and 3, with rest-stroke articulation

13. Exercise 3.4.1.

14. Exercise 3.4.2.

15. Exercise 3.4.3.

16. Exercise 3.5. "Three Bee's," rhythm track

17. Fig. 4.3. Phrase in the style of Charlie Christian

18. Fig. 4.6. Christian-style phrase, using chromatic passing tones

19. Exercise 4.2. "Blues for Charlie," rhythm track

20. Fig. 5.1. G minor line over C7

21. Fig. 5.2. Phrase in the style ofWes Montgomery

22. Fig. 5.3. Minor lines played over descending chromatic progressions

23. Fig. 5.4. Phrase in the style of George Benson

24. Fig. 5.5. Phrase in the style of Pat Martino

25. Fig. 5.6. Martino-style minor line extension over dominant chord

26. Fig. 5.7. Phrase in the style of Grant Green

27. Fig. 5.8. Green-style phrase

28. Fig. 5.9. Phrase in the style of Kenny Burrell

29. Fig. 5.10. Phrase in the style of Jimmy Raney

30. Fig. 5.11. Phrase in the style ofJohnny Smith

31. Fig. 5.12. Phrase in the style of Tal Farlow

32. Fig. 5.13. Phrase in the style of Jim Hall

33. Fig. 5.14. Melodic grace and rhythmic precision, Montgomery style

34. Fig. 5.15. Montgomery-style phrase, moving from second to fourteenth fret

35. Exercise 5.2. "East Ghost Blues," rhythm track

36. Exercise 6.1. "Lovers No More," solo

37. Exercise 6.2. "Lovers No More," rhythm track

38. Fig. 7.1. Guide-tone voice leading using 3rds and 7ths

39. Fig. 7.2. 3-note guide-tone voice leading

40. Exercise 7.3. "Rhythm Changes," comping

41. Exercise 7.4. "Rhythm Changes," rhythm track

42. Exercise 7.6. 3-note voice leading with tensions for II-7 (%5) /V7/I- in D minor

43. Fig. 7.7. Chord substitutions

44. Fig. 7.8. Chord substitutions can add color and brightness

45. Exercise 7.7. "Love Is Beautiful," comping

46. Exercise 8.1. Guide-Tone lines/direct approach on II/V/I/V7 progression

47. Fig. 8.3. Guide-tone line with indirect approach

48. Fig. 8.4. Guide-tone line with indirect approach and melodic extensions

49. Fig. 8.5. Guide-tone line with chromatic approach

50. Fig. 8.7. Guide-tone lines with double-indirect approach over II/V/I

51. Exercise 8.5. Melodic contour with chord extensions and varied resolutions

52. Fig. 8.9. 3-note voice leading with guide tones over "Tune It Up!"

53. Exercise 8.7. "Tune It Up!," solo

54. Exercise 8.8. "Tune It Up!," rhythm track

55. Exercise 9.1. Guide-tone lines

56. Fig. 9.3. Example with b9 to 5 resolution

57. Fig. 9.4. Direct resolution, b9 to 5

58. Fig. 9.5. Indirect resolution, b9 to 5, with chromatic approach

59. Fig. 9.6. b9 to 5 with double-chromatic resolution

60. Fig. 9.8. Guide-tone resolutions with octave displacement

61. Exercise 9.5. Melodic lines over II/V7/I in minor

62. Exercise 9.6. "Love Is Beautiful," rhythm track

63. Fig. 10.2. "Bossa Azure," 3-note voice leading

64. Fig. 10A. Guide-tone line, embellished with Parker-esque melodic approaches

65. Fig. 10.5. Parker-esque approach using direct, indirect, and double-chromatic approaches

66. Exercise 10.1. "Bossa Azure," rhythm track

67. Exercise 10.3. "Falling Leaves," guide tones and melody

68. Exercise lOA. "Falling Leaves," solo

69. Exercise 10.5. "Falling Leaves," rhythm track

70. Fig. 11.1. Dominant 7 line with tensions b9 and #9

71. Fig. 11.2. Phrase in the style of Lee Morgan

72. Fig. 11.3. Phrase in the style of Charlie Parker

73. Exercise 11.1. Guide-tone line over V7 in major key

74. Exercise 11.2. Melodic lines using altered tensions

75. Fig. 11.6. G-(9) arpeggio over E-7(b5); Bb-(9) over A7

76. Fig. 11.7. V7alt with changed melody on II-7 chord

77. Fig. 11.8. Melodic motif, transposed in three keys

78. Fig. 12.2. Augmented triad over II/V/I in C major

79. Fig. 12.3. Augmented triads used in descending chromatic line over II/V/I

80. Fig. 12.4. Augmented triad played over F7 as approach to Bb-7

81. Fig. 12.5. Augmented triad over minor II/V/I in Ab

82. Exercise 12.2. "Bossa Lee," rhythm track

83. Bonus track, "Hearing Things" by Garrison Fewell

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JAZZ PENTATONICS-advanced improvising concepts for guitar BRUCE Saunders CD LIBRO TABLATURE

JAZZ PENTATONICS, advanced improvising concepts for guitar. Saunders. CD TAB.

Jazz Pentatonics is for intermediate to advanced players wishing to expand their melodic and harmonic vocabulary. The music is in standard notation as well as tablature and a CD is included in which the more difficult exercises are played at a slower as well as faster tempo. The CD was recorded with live drums, acoustic bass and guitar. All the exercises are included on the CD as well as play-along tracks that enable the student to play with a rhythm section. The book covers the minor 7, dominant 7, minor 7(b5) and major (b6) pentatonics and gives the student many etudes and exercises from which to draw improvisational ideas.


Chapter one: minor seventh pentatonic scale
Five perpendicular fingering exercises
Lateral fingerings
Harmonic uses of minor seventh pentatonic
Exercises, Study No. 1
Melodic voice leading introduction
Study No. 2
Practice starting notes

Chapter two: minor seventh flat five pentatonic scale
Harmonic uses of minor seventh flat five pentatonic
Five perpendicular fingerings
Minor ii-V-I patterns
Study No. 3
Ex. 15, delayed application of pentatonic
Ex. 16 Phyrgian chord use

Chapter three: dominant seventh pentatonic scale
Harmonic uses of dominant seventh pentatonic
Combination lateral/perpendicular fingerings
Ex. 18 & 19/major ii-V-I sequences
Study No. 4/F major blues
Study No. 5/C minor blues
Study No. 6/Solarize changes study

Chapter four: major flat sixth pentatonic scale scale
Harmonic uses of major flat sixth pentatonic
Ex. 20 & 21/ii-V-I sequence using skips
Study No. 7/Love changes with skips

Appendix: practice tracks & answer key
Practice track No. 1 Leaves key of G, minor seventh suggestions
Practice track No. 2 Leaves key of Bb, minor seventh suggestions
Practice track No. 3 Love changes, mixed pentatonic suggestions
Practice track No. 4 Solarize changes, mixed pentatonic suggestions
Practice track No. 5 F blues key of Bb, mixed pentatonic suggestions
Pracitce track No. 6 Yesterdaze, mixed pentatonic suggestions
Answer key for page 18
Answer key for page 19

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MOCK DON, MASTERCLASS: TURNAROUNDS. Standard I-VI-II-V turnaround -turnaround master melodies -scales for turnarounds -secondary dominant II7 -rhythmic variations -turnaround play-along tracks -jazz-blues play-along tracks. CD TAB.

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REH Pro Licks Book/CD Pack
Series: REH Publications
Softcover with CD - TAB
Artist: Barney Kessel
Artist: Joe Pass
Artist: Johnny Smith
Author: Les Wise
Artist: Tal Farlow
Artist: Wes Montgomery

Examine the solo concepts of top jazz guitarists in this info-packed book/CD pack. The CD includes full demonstration and rhythm-only tracks to assist with learning the styles of Kenny Burrell, Jim Hall, Barney Kessel, Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Johnny Smith and many others. The book includes phrase-by-phrase performance notes; tips on arpeggio substitution, scale substitution, tension and resolution, jazz-blues, chord soloing and more; and standard notation and TABLATURE.

Table of Contents:

Introduction .
How to Use This Book .
Before You Begin .
Get in Tune .
Arpeggio Substitutions
(In the style of Wes Montgomery, Johnny Smith, and Jimmy Raney) .

Scale Substitutions
(In the style of Tal Farlow, Joe Pass, Herb Ellis, and Jim Hall) .

Tension and Resolution
(In the style of Pat Martino, George Benson, and Wes Montgomery)

Jazz Blues
(In the style of George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Tal Farlow, and Joe Pass)

Chord Soloing
(In the style of Barney Kessel, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, and Ed Bickert)

Virtuoso Guitar
(In the style of Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, and Johnny Smith)

Guitar Notation Legend

Hello, and welcome to ProLicks Jazz Solos for Guitar. In this book, I'm going to walk you through six original guitar solos. Each one is based on classic lead (and rhythm) patterns used in jazz and is full of licks and ideas that you'll be able to use in your own playing. We'll cover a variety of styles and techniques-including arpeggios, scales, tension and resolution, blues forms, chord soloing, virtuoso-style fills, and more-giving you a solid foundation in playing and improvising jazz guitar. Many of the styles and techniques in this book are based on the masterful soloing of players like Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Herb Ellis, Tal Farlow, George Benson, and more. You'll be able to listen to me solo using many of their favorite techniques on the accompanying CD, then I'll dissect each and every solo, note for note, so that you can master these styles as well.

How to Use This Book
As you work your way through the solos in this book, you'll discover that there are a lot of short phrases that you can learn, lift out. and use in your own style of playing. In other words, you don't have to learn each solo exactly the way it was played on the CD. You can listen through the entire CD, hear everything that I'm going to play for you, then go back and pick out the phrases you like best. Then you can learn those phrases and incorporate them into your own style of playing. It's good practice to take all of these ideas and then mix them in with what you already know how to play. Of course, there are things to be learned by playing an entire solo: how the solo builds, how to make a transition from one chorus to the next, how to begin and end the whole thing. Those are elements of style that make the phrases fit together so that they actually sound good. But the individual phrases themselves can be picked out and used in practically any jazz solo. With a little tweaking, these phrases can also be used in songs with different tempos and in different keys. In addition to performing the six complete solos on the CD, I'm going to explain each one in depth, phrase by phrase. Each phrase will include Practice Points-detailed directions that will help you understand my note choices and give you ideas for coming up with your own solo phrases over the given chord progressions, using various tricks and techniques. Once you've listened to a solo on the CD, start learning it phrase by phrase using the Practice Points to help you. When you get through, you'll know all the phrases and be able play them along with the solo track or with the rhythm-only track at the end of the chapter-a full-band, minus-guitar track that's also included on the ProLicks CD. Playing along with the rhythm-only tracks will give you an opportunity to get a feel for how your phrasing sounds against a rhythm section and whether or not you're playing correctly. Plus, you can use these tracks to improvise your own jazz solos. Some of the phrases are easier than others. Some are slower; some are faster. Take your time. Practice each phrase as many times as you need to get it right. And most of all, have fun! Tuning notes for reference can be found on track 16 of the CD.

Before You Begin
The guitar sound in jazz is typically clean and warm, with a full-bodied tone and perhaps a touch of reverb. Set your amp clean, roll off the highs, and aim for a smooth, rich tone. The major jazz players almost all use hollowbody electric guitars, such as a Gibson ES-175, Guild Manhattan, or Gretsch White Falcon. But don't worry: If you don't have a hollowbody, you can still play jazz. Many modern jazz guitarists use solidbody guitars and sound just fine.
Also, traditional jazz players don't rely on bends as much as blues, country, or rock players, so they often use heavier gauge strings, which provide a meatier tone. Wound third strings are not uncommon in the jazz world, and while these strings are definitely bend-resistant, they help define the classic jazz guitar tone. Get in Tune First things first: Play Track 16 and tune your guitar to mine. That way, you can play along with the CD and sound great.

Recording Credits
John Shank, engineer
Les Wise, guitar
Craig Fisher, piano
Luther Yuze, bass
Joe Brencatto, drums

Examine the solo concepts of the Masters in this unique Book / CD package !

CD Includes full-demostration and Rhythm-only tracks

Styles of Kenny Burrell, Jim Hall, Barney Kessel, Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Johnny Smith and many others.

phrase-by-phrase performance notes;

tips on arpeggio substitution, scale substitution, tension and resolution, jazz-blues, chord soloing and more;

standard notation and tablature. 

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