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Complete Jazz Guitar Method

By Mike Christiansen

Guitar (all) - Multiple Levels
Composed by Mike Christiansen. Spiral, Methods. Complete. Jazz. Book/CD/DVD Set. 256 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95384SET).

Item Number: MB.95384SET

ISBN 9780786632633. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

If you're getting into jazz or expanding your jazz chops, this comprehensive approach is for you. From comping and chord voicings to single-note soloing, you will learn, step by step, the tools necessary for playing jazz guitar. The book is easy to understand and contains hundreds of great-sounding playable examples to serve as springboards for applying the concepts to jazz standards or your own compositions. Whether you're into traditional jazz or fusion, this book has it all. In notation and tablature. CD and DVD included.

  • Diagrams 
  • Chord Symbols and Abbreviations 
  • Time Values 
  • Swing Rhythm 
  • Strumming Notation 
  • Barre Chords 
  • Dead-String Chords 
  • Bass-String Chords (ala Freddy Green) 
  • Comping  
  • Chord Inversions (Four-String Chords) 
  • Altered Seventh Chords 
  • Major Scales 
  • Tonal Centers (Major) 
  • The m7b5 Chord 
  • Minor Scales 
  • Tonal Centers (Minor) 
  • Chord Construction 
  • Connecting Chord Forms 
  • Chord Embellishment  
  • How to Transpose 
  • Common Chord Progressions  
  • Chord Substitution 
  • Blues Progression 
  • Pentatonic Scales 
  • Blues Scale 
  • Sequencing 
  • Diminished Chords 
  • Diminished Scale 
  • Augmented Chords 
  • Whole Tone Scale 
  • Latin Rhythms 
  • Dorian Mode 
  • Mixolydian Mode 
  • Combining Modes 
  • Improvising Over the ii-V-I Progression 
  • Lydian Mode 
  • Aeolian Mode 
  • Phrygian Mode 
  • Locrian Mode 
  • Super Locrian Mode 
  • Arpeggios 
  • Arpeggio Sequences 
  • Targeting 
  • Guide Tones 
  • Phrasing 
  • Constructing A Solo 
  • Secondary Arpeggios 
  • The Parker Cycle 
  • The Coltrane Cycle 
  • Improvising Around a Melody 
  • Quartal Harmony 
  • Playing The Blues Using Quartal Harmony 
  • Chord Substitution Using Quartal Harmony 
  • Single Note Soloing Using Fourths 
  • Geometrical Shapes 
  • Table of Scales And Their Uses 
  • Ratings + Reviews

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  • 2008-02-20 00:00:00.0 Jazz in Depth

    I have played the classical guitar for some years but recently switched to playing an archtop my hero being Joe Pass. Most of the tutors I've read seemed to come into the middle of things and failed to explain basics. This book takes you through from the very basics...

    to pretty advanced in clear logical steps. If you can take all the information in you will be a very informed player. My only warning is it's not a book for late night reading as it gets pretty heavy as you progress into the final chapters.

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  • 2008-02-09 00:00:00.0 Understanding Jazz Guitar roots

    Easy approach to Jazz Guitar. I personally like the teaching of Christiansen, already got the Blues Guitar and the Rock Guitar ones. It really helps you in understanding absic and intermediate principles, however can't substitute a good teacher!

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