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Easy Soloing for Jazz Guitar

Easy Soloing for Jazz Guitar (Fun Lessons for Beginning Improvisers). Composed by Tom Dempsey. For Guitar. Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. Jazz. Book & CD. 48 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.28246).

ISBN 0739048066. Jazz.

Soloing is essential to jazz. For many musicians, it is the ultimate form of self-expression. But for many people, it can be intimidating. Jazz musicians must spontaneously create solos over "tricky" chord progressions, while, at the same time, communicating from the heart. This process can seem mysterious, but Easy Soloing for Jazz Guitar shows you that it’s not. This book is for musicians who already know the basics of guitar, but are looking for a low-stress introduction to the art of jazz improvisation. This easy-to-use book includes standard music notation and TAB and gives you the basic tools to make great, authentic-sounding jazz solos. Whether you are a beginning student of jazz or a more advanced player new to improvised music, you’ll find what you need in this book. A CD demonstrating the examples in this book is included.

  • Introduction 
  • Fretboard Diagrams 
  • Tablature (TAB) 
  • Swing Feel 
  • Major Scale Theory 

  • The Minor Pentatonic Scale 
  • Soloing with the Minor Pentatonic Scale 
  • Soloing Over Two-Chord Progressions 
  • Soloing Over a Blues Progression 
  • F Blues Progression 
  • Soloing Over a Minor Blues Progression 
  • C Minor Blues 

  • The Blues Scale 
  • Soloing Over a Blues Progression with the Blues Scale 
  • G Blues Progression 
  • Soloing Over a Minor Blues Progression with the Blues Scale 
  • Bb Minor Blues Progression 

  • The Major Pentatonic Scale 
  • Soloing Over a Blues Progression with the Major Pentatonic Scale 
  • C Blues Progression 
  • Soloing Over a ii-V-i Progression with the Major Pentatonic Scale 

  • Phrasing 
  • Play/Rest 
  • Repetition 
  • Call and Response 
  • Motivic Development 
  • Sequences 

  • The Major Scale 
  • Soloing Over a ii-V-i Progression with the Major Scale 
  • Soloing Over a I-vi-ii-V Progression with the Major Scale 
  • Identifying Key Center Changes 
  • Soloing Over Modulating Progressions 
  • In the Style of "Tune Up" 

  • Modes of the Major Scale 
  • Intro to the Dorian Mode 
  • Using the Dorian Mode in Improvisation 
  • In the Style of "So What" 
  • Intro to the Mixolydian Mode 
  • Using the Mixolydian Mode in Improvisation 
  • Mixolydian Improvisation 
  • Using the Relative Dorian Minor to Improvise Over a Dominant 7th Chord 

  • Improvising With Arpeggios 
  • Using Arpeggios in Improvisation 
  • Arpeggio Blues 
  • Intro to Target Tones 
  • Use of Approach Tones 
  • Combining Target Tones and Approach Tones 

  • The Harmonic Minor Scale 
  • Diatonic Harmony of the Harmonic Minor Scale 
  • The Minor ii-V-i Progression 
  • Soloing Over the Minor Blues with the Harmonic Minor Scale 
  • C Harmonic Minor Blues 

  • Combining Scales, Arpeggios, and Concepts 
  • Getting a Jazz Sound in Your Improvised Lines 

  • The Final Bar 

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