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Essential Jazz Lines: The Style of Charlie Parker, Guitar Edition

By Corey Christiansen

Guitar (Flatpicking & Fingerpicking) - Intermediate
Composed by Corey Christiansen. Saddle-stitched, Improvisation. Essential Jazz Lines. Jazz. Book/CD Set. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99641BCD).

Item Number: MB.99641BCD

ISBN 9780786660735. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Charlie Parker was arguably one of the most influential jazz musicians to have ever lived. This text presents numerous jazz lines in Charlie's style, grouped by their application in a given harmonic content. Students will learn to connect lines to play over ii-V-I progressions, turnarounds and other harmonic frameworks. To facilitate proficiency in all twelve keys, each section of the book has a chordal play-along that modulates around the circle of fourths. Some of the techniques used in the Charlie Parker style will also be discussed with examples provided. This will help musicians analyze each of the ideas presented, further ensuring their mastery.

  • Introduction 
  • 1. Guide Tones 
  • Bebop Scales 
  • 3 to b9 
  • Playing the Upper Structure of Chords 
  • Targeting 
  • 2. Minor Chord Material 
  • 3. Dominant Chord Material 
  • 4. Short ii-V Material 
  • 5. Long ii-V Material 
  • 6. Major Chord Material 
  • 7. Minor ii-V Material 
  • 8. Turnarounds 
  • 9. Play-Along Recordings 
  • Short ii-V-I 
  • Long ii-V-I 
  • Minor ii-V-i 
  • Progression similar to "Pent Up House" 
  • Progression similar to "Confirmation" 
  • 10. Solo Using Parker Lines 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Lee Muller
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  • 2008-03-28 00:00:00.0 For the serious player.....

    This book was a revelation for me, a milestone. Bebop has always seemed mysterious and unattainable to me.....until I got this book. You gotta be willing to work at it, and work at it hard, but the rewards are there for you if youwant them.

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