Dave Stryker's Jazz Guitar Improvisation Method composed by Dave Stryker. For Guitar (All). Saddle-stitched, Improvisation. Jazz. Intermediate-Advanced. Book/CD Set. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21114BCD).
ISBN 9780786672769. Jazz. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
Dave explains his approach to jazz improvisation with musical examples that he himself uses, learned from years of playing with the greats - after learning how to play jazz from listening to players such as Grant Green, Wes Montgomery and Pat Martino. Explains the minor sub approach using minor scales to play over dominant seventh chords, and then includes several solos over often-played jazz standards, using this approach. Also described are the use of the blues and pentatonic scales as well as be-bop ideas, the melodic minor scale, and whole-tone and diminished scales and patterns. Hanon-type warm up exercises and Dave's own fingerings shown in tab are also described. Perfect for intermediate-to-more advanced players, Dave's concise way of explaining his approach will open up the students to developing their own improvisational ideas. Dave plays the examples and solos on the companion CD including tracks with a rhythm only section for student play-along.