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Essential Jazz Lines: In the Style of Grant Green

By Corey Christiansen

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Guitar (All) - Intermediate
Composed by Corey Christiansen. Saddle-stitched, Improvisation. Essential Jazz Lines. Jazz play along. Book/CD Set. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99964BCD).

Item Number: MB.99964BCD
ISBN 9780786662746. Jazz play along. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Grant Green was one of the most innovative jazz guitarists of the 1960s. His horn-like lines, original tone, and superb sense of time elevated him to being one of Blue-Note Records first call session players as well as a respected bandleader. This book covers many of the techniques Grant used in his playing and provides many melodic lines in the style of Grant Green for minor, dominant seventh, short and long ii-V, major, and minor ii-V chord progressions. Chapters on double-slurs, double-stops, pentatonic and blues scales as well as chapters on the basics of the jazz language will help guitarists understand and play the music of Grant Green. Presented in standard notation, tab and fretboard diagrams, this book comes with a play-along CD that will assist guitarists in mastering this material.

  • Introduction 
  • Guide Tones 
  • Bebop Scales 
  • 3 to b9 
  • Playing the Upper Structure of Chords 
  • Targeting 
  • Double Slurs 
  • Pentatonic and Blues Scales  
  • Double-stops 
  • Syncopation 
  • Minor Chord Material 
  • Dominant Chord Material 
  • Short ii-V Material 
  • Long ii-V Material 
  • Major Chord Material 
  • Minor ii-V Material 
  • Play-Along Recordings 
  • Short ii-V-I 
  • Long ii-V-I 
  • Minor ii-V-I 
  • Turnarounds 
  • Etude 
  • Progression similar to "Misty" 
  • Bb 12-Bar Blues 
  • Progression similar to "Solar" 
  • About the Author 

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