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Berklee Press Jazz Improvisation for Guitar Book/CD
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A Melodic Approach

Melodies based on triads and melodic extensions sound more natural and musical than ones developed exclusively from scales. Triads--the fundamental building blocks of harmony--are a simple and effective remedy for scale dependency in improvisation. Jazz Improvisation for Guitar explores the potential of triads and their melodic extensions and teaches you to connect them using guide tones. You'll learn to create solo phrases in the style of some of the world's finest jazz guitarists like Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, and Pat Martino.

The included play-along CD features outstanding musical examples and rhythm-section tracks performed by a topflight trio: Garrison Fewell on guitar, Steve LaSpina on bass, and John Riley on drums. A special bonus track explores the techniques you've learned throughout the book.

Berklee Press Jazz Improvisation for Guitar Book/CD Features:

  • Broaden your melodic palette using triads, melodic extensions, guide tones, and altered notes
    Expand your agility on the fretboard, throughout the range of the guitar
    Learn the intervals that make up melodies
    Add articulation to your phrases by playing excerpts in the styles of the masters of jazz guitar
    Use guide tones to connect your melodic lines and play the changes
    Get the rhythmic skills essential to jazz phrasing
    Use guide tones to build voicings for comping
    Tablature included
    Author: Garrison Fewell
    ISBN: 0634017721
    9 x 12
    143 pages

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