The Serious Guitarist: Jazz Chops

The Serious Guitarist: Jazz Chops
A Technique-Building Approach for the Dedicated Guitarist

By Buck Brown Guitar Book & MP3 CD Item: 00-40260
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Great musical ideas need a solid foundation of strong chops to back them up. Fill the gaps in your technique with this unique approach to jazz guitar. Build your finger strength, and flexibility with exercises and examples written especially for jazz players. This book covers the finger independence needed for smooth, rapid changes between complex jazz chords in the context of important progressions, such as ii-V-I. Develop your chops while practicing exercises in the style of the music you enjoy. The Serious Guitarist: Jazz Chops provides the tools you need to become a better guitar player, but more importantly, it will help you become a better musician. The included companion MP3 CD features demonstrations of the examples in the book.

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About the Author
Chapter 1: Alternate Picking
Right-Hand Damping
Finger Independence
Eighth Notes Across the Fingerboard
Eighth-Note Triplets Across the Fingerboard
Combined-Fingering Triplets Across the Fingerboard
Shifting Eighth Notes Up the Fingerboard
Chromatic Exercises
Sliding Exercises
F Major Modes Two Notes Per String
Chapter 2: Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs
Double and Multiple Hammer-Ons
Double Pull-Offs
Hammer-On/Pull-Off Combinations
Chapter 3: Scale Combinations
More Scale Combinations
Going Up and Down the Fingerboard Quickly
Chapter 4: Cross Picking, String Skipping, and Finger Rolls
Arpeggio Patterns
Major Linkages
13th Arpeggios
Chapter 5: Sweeping, Rolling, Double Stops, and Octaves
Sweeping Down
Two-in-a-Row Sweeps
Sweeping Up
Double and Triple Stops
Chapter 6: Chords
Anchor Fingers
Multiple Anchor Fingers
Stretching in Chords
Chapter 7: Comping
Four to the Bar
Pick and Fingers
Two-Note Voicings
Three-Note Voicings
Parallel and Contrary Motion
Counter Lines and Common Tones
Pedal Tones
Walking Bass
Lead Sheet

Additional Information

Series: The Serious Guitarist
Author: Buck Brown
Instrument: Guitar
Format: Book & MP3 CD
Page Count: 80
Item Number: 00-40260
ISBN 10: 0-7390-9303-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-9303-0
UPC: 038081448947

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