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Essential Jazz Lines: In the Style of Wes Montgomery

By Corey Christiansen

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Guitar (All) - Intermediate
Composed by Corey Christiansen. Saddle-stitched, Licks and Phrases. Essential Jazz Lines. Jazz play along. Book/CD Set. 72 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99905BCD).

Item Number: MB.99905BCD
ISBN 9780786661787. Jazz play along. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Wes Montgomery took jazz guitar to a new level when he came to the public's attention in the late 1950's. Known for his fluid lines and his big jazz guitar sound, Wes influenced thousands of guitarists in the styles of jazz, blues, and rock. This book will present some of the soloing techniques that Wes used as well has present many melodic ideas (lines) similar to the way he played over the chord progression in many jazz standards. Because the major and minor ii-V-I progression are the most widely used chord progression in jazz standards, the lines in this text will work over these progressions. The accompanying CD contains many play-along tracks (vamps of one chord and vamps around the circle of fourths) that the student should use to practice the material in one key and then master it in all twelve keys. By learning the techniques used by Wes Montgomery, guitarists will add to their own improvising arsenal. As improvising musicians add to their collection of musical ideas, their ability to express themselves completely increases. Have fun studying these ideas and applying them in improvised solos.

  • Wes Montgomery Introduction 
  • Wes Montgomery and Charlie Parker 
  • Guide Tones 
  • Bebop Scales 
  • Mixolydian Bebop 
  • Dorian Bebop 
  • Major Bebop 
  • 3 to b9 
  • Fingering Charts 
  • Playing the Upper Structure of Chords 
  • Targeting 
  • Arpeggios 
  • Transposed Arpeggio Examples 
  • Playing Octaves 
  • Block chords 
  • Chord Substitution 
  • Solo Development 
  • Minor Ideas 
  • Dominant Seventh Ideas 
  • Short ii-V Ideas 
  • Long ii-V Ideas 
  • Major Ideas 
  • Minor ii-V Ideas 
  • Short ii-V-I Progressions 
  • Long ii-V-I Progressions 
  • Minor ii-V-I Progressions 
  • Turnarounds 
  • Chord Progression... 
  • Etude 
  • Similar to "Misty" 
  • Bb 12 Bar Blues 
  • CD Contents: 
  • Tuning 
  • Minor Chord Vamp 
  • Minor Moving in Fourths 
  • Dominant Seventh Vamp 
  • Dominant Seventh Moving in Fourths 
  • Short ii-V Vamp 
  • Short ii-V Moving in Fourths 
  • Long ii-V 
  • Long ii-V Moving in Fourths 
  • Major Chord Vamp 
  • Major Chords Moving in Fourths 
  • Minor ii-V Vamp 
  • Minor ii-V Moving in Fourths 
  • Short ii-V-I Vamp 
  • Short ii-V-I Moving in Fourths 
  • Long ii-V-I Vamp 
  • Long ii-V-I Moving in Fourths 
  • Minor ii-V-I Vamp 
  • Minor ii-V-I Moving in Fourths 
  • Turnaround Vamp 
  • Turnaround Moving in Fourths 
  • Progression similar to "Misty" 
  • Blues 

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