There are many methods claiming to teach guitarists how to improvise jazz guitar by providing endless scale charts, arpeggios for practice, and technical exercises aimed at learning notes by rote.
Back in the 1940's, the guitarist Charlie Christian devised a system for easily improvising over complex chord changes. His ideas revolutionized electric guitar playing, and the art of improvisation once and for all. Every guitarist since his time owes him a debt of gratitude.
In this guitar method, learn how to apply the concepts Charlie Christian used in order to open up your view of the guitar neck. You will find that you can improvise over any chord progression with just a little practice.
This method breaks down some of the most compelling jazz/swing guitar solos every played into understandable bites, and keeps everything grounded in solid, simple theory to be sure that the reader can apply the concepts and create new ideas in this style. Naturally, many of the melodic fragments used in the accompanying solos have become classics of the Jazz repertoire, first adopted by jazz greats Barney Kessel, Joe Pass, and Jim Hall, as well as blues legends T-Bone Walker and B.B. King (among many others). Learning these concepts is like going back to the well of ideas and drinking from the coolness yourself, instead of simply copying a handful of licks and recycling them...
This Kindle version allows you to read the text and view the diagrams, but you will need to use your PC/Mac to hear the audio examples, which THE AUTHOR WILL PROVIDE, if you contact him for the PDF/Audio version - don't miss that one, just email him (joe at joedocmusic dot com). THE FULL VALUE OF THE BOOK IS REALLY GAINED BY REQUESTING THE AUDIO EXAMPLES - just forward your order confirmation receipt.
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Published March 1, 2009
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