Complete Johnny Smith Approach to Guitar composed by Johnny Smith. For Guitar (Flatpicking). Wire bound, Technic. Complete. All Styles. Intermediate-Advanced. Book. 256 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93669).
ISBN 9781562222390. All Styles. 9.25 x 11.75 inches.
Jazz virtuoso Johnny Smith presents his complete system of chord analysis, scale and arpeggio study, and practical theory application. This is one of the most useful books to be found in any jazz guitarist's library! Lessons include 2-octave scales, 6th chord forms, alterations of chords, resolution exercises, scales and arpeggios, upper extensions from 9th to 13th chords, suspended fourth chords, voicing major and minor chords with a 4th step melody, alterations of upper extended chords, and much more. In order to represent the guitar in the octave it actually sounds, the bass clef is used when appropriate. Book is in actual pitch notation/grand staff notation (treble and bass clefs) per the author's preferences.