To best understand Charlie Christian's approach to improvising, for each song this book provides multiple examples of his soloing. Comparing and contrasting these different solos---taken from alternate takes, various recording sessions, and live radio broadcasts---will give you a better sense of not only Charlie's core concepts, but also how he developed a variety of ideas out of them. Each song is presented with performance notes that include information about the recordings (date, place, personnel, etc.), a lead sheet for the composition, and transcriptions of the live and studio performances placed in chronological order---in both standard notation and tablature. In addition, there is a full analysis of his improvisation style to give you ideas on what to look out for. We've also included a bio, a discussion of his gear, and tributes from over 30 jazz greats.
Featuring multiple solos from:
As Long as I Live * Benny's Bugle * Boy Meets Goy (Grand Slam) * Flying Home * Gone with "What" Wind * Good Enough to Keep (Air Mail Special) * Honeysuckle Rose * I've Found a New Baby * Rose Room * The Sheik of Araby.
|How to Use This Book|
|Brief Biography of Charlie Christian|
|Equipment Used by Charlie Christian with Goodman|
|Christian's Approach to Improvisation|
|As Long as I Live|
|Boy Meets Goy (Grand Slam)|
|Gone with "What" Wind|
|Good Enough to Keep (Air Mail Special)|
|I've Found a New Baby|
|The Sheik of Araby|
|Guitarists' Thoughts on Charlie Christian|
|About the Transcriber|
|Version:||Guitar TAB Edition|