The Complete Jazz Guitar Method: Mastering Jazz Guitar, Improvisation

The Complete Jazz Guitar Method: Mastering Jazz Guitar, Improvisation

By Jody Fisher Guitar Standard Notation & TAB Book & CD Item: 00-14129
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Expand the boundaries of your knowledge and improvisation skills with this exciting book, which picks up where the improv lessons in Intermediate Jazz Guitar leave off. Topics include improvising over altered dominant chords, the diminished scale, the whole-tone scale, targeting the altered chords, revamping licks, modes of the minor scales and more! Loaded with easy-to-read scale diagrams and example phrases, this book is packed with essential information for the improvising jazz guitarist. All music is shown in standard notation and TAB, and the CD demonstrates the examples in the book. 64 pages.


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Contents

Title
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1 -- RIGHT HAND OPTIONS
Pick Style
Fingerstyle Chords
Pick and Fingers Technique
CHAPTER 2 --COMBINING MELODY AND HARMONY
Lesson 1: Recognizing Chord Tones
Lesson 2: Guidelines for Arranging
Lesson 3: Chord Enhancement
Home on the Range
CHAPTER 3 -- TECHNIQUES FOR HARMONIZING NON-CHORD TONES
Lesson 1: Diads
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
mi7 flat 5 (Half-Diminished) Chords
Blues in F
Lesson 5: Quartal Harmony
Single Notes
Octaves
CHAPTER 4 --ENHANCING CHORD PROGRESSIONS
Lesson 1: Passing-Chord Approaches
Lesson 2: The IV-I Approach
Lesson 3: The V7-I Approach
Lesson 4: The ii-V7-I Approach
Rum and Coke
Lesson 5: Backcycling Approaches
Lesson 6: Tritone Substitution Approach
Lesson 7: The Flat V7-I Approach
Lesson 8: The ii-V7-I and Alternate Cycles
Lesson 9: Surprise Chords
CHAPTER 5 -- SIMULTANEOUS CHORDS AND WALKING BASS LINES
Lesson 1: The Basic Voicings
Lesson 2: Bass Lines---Scalewise Approach
Lesson 3: Bass Lines---Half-Step Approaches
Lesson 4: Bass Lines---Rhythm
Lesson 5: Bass Lines ii-V7-I Patterns
Everything You're Not
Lesson 6: Bass Lines---Combining Techniques
Accompaniment for Everything You're Not
CHAPTER 6 -- SEARCHING OUT NEW VOICINGS
Lesson 1: Moving Voices
Lesson 2: Symmetrical Chord Movement
Coda 1---A Medley of Suggestions and Musical Concepts for Chord-Melody Playing
Creating Arrangements
Listening to the Greats
Reality Check
Byesville
CHAPTER 7 -- IMPROVISING OVER ALTERED DOMINANT CHORDS
Lesson 1: The Diminished Scale
Train
Lesson 2: The Whole Tone Scale
Once
Lesson 3: The Super Locrian Mode (Diminished Whole Tone Scale)
Moon
Lesson 4: Using the Altered Scale Over a ii-V7-I Progression
Lesson 5: Targeting the Altered Chords---The Altered Clusters
Lesson 6: Revamping Licks
CHAPTER 8 -- THE MINOR SCALES AND THEIR MODES
Lesson 1: The Melodic Minor Scale
Lesson 2: The Modes of the Melodic Minor Scale
Lesson 3: Arpeggios in the Melodic Minor Scale
Lesson 4: The Harmonic Minor Scale
Lesson 5: The Modes of the Harmonic Minor Scale
Lesson 6: Arpeggios in the Harmonic Minor Scale
Lesson 7: The ii mi7 Flat 5-V7 Flat 9-i mi7 Progression
CHAPTER 9 -- USING ARPEGGIOS
Lesson 1: Chord Superimposition
Lesson 2: Melodic Patterns Based Around Arpeggios
Lesson 3: Melodic Patterns Based Around Chord Shapes
CHAPTER 10 -- EIGHT-TONE SCALES
The Eight-Tone ii-V7 Scale
The Eight-Tone I Scale
CHAPTER 11 -- CONNECTING YOUR IDEAS
Lesson 1: The Chromatic Connection
Lesson 2: Accentuating the Difference Between Keys
Lesson 3: Repeating an Idea in Different Octaves
Lesson 4: Rhythmic Motives
Lesson 5: Melodic Connection
Lesson 6: Diatonic Connection
Coda 2---A Medley of Suggestions and Musical Concepts for Improvisation
Playing on the Extensions Using Advanced Pentatonics
Playing on the Extensions Using Tones from 13 Chords
Playing with Wider Intervals
Octave Displacement
Symmetrical Motives
Conclusion

Additional Information

Series: Complete Method
Author: Jody Fisher
Instrument: Guitar
Version: Standard Notation & TAB
Format: Book & CD
Page Count: 64
Item Number: 00-14129
ISBN 10: 0-7390-2591-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-2591-8
UPC: 038081128351

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