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All Intros and Endings for Jazz Guitar

Bebob, Swing, Latin, Ballads

By Jim Ferguson

Guitar (all) - Intermediate-Advanced
Bebob, Swing, Latin, Ballads. Composed by Jim Ferguson. Saddle-stitched, Methods. Guitar Master Class Pub. Jazz play along. Book/CD Set. 40 pages. Published by Guitar Master Class Publications (MB.99532BCD).

Item Number: MB.99532BCD

ISBN 9780786667352. Jazz play along. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

The fifth book from Jim Ferguson, All Intros & Endings features dozens of hip intros and endings that you can use not only for gigs, but also as a staring point for developing your own ideas. There are chord progressions, voice-led ending chords, vamps (bebop, swing, Latin, and ballads), extended ideas, classic intros, and many concepts which are designed to provide the player with the material to fuel his or her own creativity. It includes sections on the major #11 and minor-major 7th chords, and symmetrical devices. Notation and tablature with a 44-track CD.

  • Introduction 
  • 1. Common Chord Progressions-- An Introduction 
  • Major I-VI-II-Vs 
  • Minor I-VI-II-Vs 
  • Other Progressions 
  • 2. What Chord Do I End On?-- Giving Listeners Something To Remember 
  • Voice Leading Basics 
  • Major #11 Chords & Resolutions 
  • Minor-Major 7th Chords & Resolutions 
  • Other Ending Chords 
  • 3. Vamps-- Repetitive Intros & Endings with Cool Grooves & Chords 
  • Bebop/Swing Vamps 
  • Medium & Uptempo Vamps 
  • Jazz Waltz Vamps 
  • Ballad Vamps 
  • Bluesy Vamps 
  • Latin Vamps 
  • Montunos 
  • Quasi Montunos 
  • 4 Intros & Endings-- Putting Extended Ideas Together 
  • Starting with the Last Eight 
  • I Really Mean It & The Whole-Step Shift 
  • Sequences & Symmetrical Chords & Relationships 
  • Stock & Less Standard Intros & Endings 
  • Two Classic Intros 
  • Notational Symbols 
  • About the Author 

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  • July 27, 2011 All Intros and Endings For Jazz Guitar

    I picked this up expecting a couple dozen quick opening and closing licks that I could memorize and use as the situation required. The book is anything but that. What it is happens to be a very detailed exploration of jazz harmonies that will be understandable only to players with...

    a detailed and extensive knowledge of music theory and harmony. Way over the head of all but one player in a thousand, but a fascinating read for that one player....

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