Jazz Pentatonics (Advanced Improvising Concepts for Guitar). By Bruce Saunders. For Guitar (All). Saddle-stitched, Improvisation. Private Lessons Series. Jazz. Intermediate-Advanced. Book/CD Set. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20416BCD).
ISBN 9780786671670. Jazz. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
Jazz Pentatonics is for intermediate to advanced players wishing to expand their melodic and harmonic vocabulary. The music is in standard notation as well as tablature and a CD is included in which the more difficult exercises are played at a slower as well as faster tempo. The CD was recorded with live drums, acoustic bass and guitar. All the exercises are included on the CD as well as play-along tracks that enable the student to play with a rhythm section. The book covers the minor 7, dominant 7, minor 7(b5) and major (b6) pentatonics and gives the student many etudes and exercises from which to draw improvisational ideas.