Jazz Guitar Elements
Exploring Chords, Scales and Arpeggios
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Jazz Guitar Elements is designed to help the student jazz guitarist acquire the tools and skills necessary to become an accomplished jazz musician. Although there are a number of jazz guitar books already available, this book is different in that is has been designed as a self-instructional book. As a jazz guitar teacher who has taught guitar for a number of years, I felt the need to stop repeating myself and put it all down in a book. This book allows jazz guitar students to seek out much of the essential information about chords, scales, arpeggios and improvisation on their own. In my teaching, this book has allowed me to free up valuable contact time with my students to talk about all those other things which are difficult to put down on paper
Jazz Guitar Elements is an excellent resource for any guitarist seeking to become more fluent in playing jazz. Used along with a Fake Book, solo transcription books, a healthy collection of jazz recordings and some good old fashioned hard work, this book can take you a long way.
What's New in Version 1.3
33 new audio examples have been added. Drums have also been added to the previous 25 audio examples. Typography has been improved for musical symbols in text. Minor improvements to the overall layout.