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Gig Savers: Intro to Jazz Lines

for Serious Players

By Corey Christiansen

Guitar (All) - Beginning
For Serious Players. Composed by Corey Christiansen. Saddle-stitched, Licks and Phrases. Gig Savers. Jazz. Book. 16 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99534).

Item Number: MB.99534
ISBN 9780786663644. Jazz. 5.5 x 8 inches.

Many of the essential concepts of jazz soloing are presented here in an easy to understand fashion. Chapters on Digital Patterns, Guide Tones, and Targeting will get just about any guitarist soloing with the jazz language. All examples are presented with fretboard diagrams, standard notation, and tab.

  • Introduction 
  • Scale and Chord Basics 
  • Scales (All in C) 
  • Chords 
  • Digital Patterns 
  • Permutations for 1235 Digital Pattern 
  • Permutations for 1345 (used for minor chords) 
  • Guide Tones 
  • Major ii-V 
  • Guide Tones for the Minor ii-V-i 
  • Targeting 
  • Enclosures 
  • Major 
  • Minor 

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • June 26, 2008 Brief, concise; Geti It.

    A small, neat, concise little booklet, "Intro to Jazz Lines" by Corey Christianssen, contains in its' few pages just about all any jazz guitar student needs to get into inporvising and playing through changes. Jazz phrasing is broken down to elementary componenets, i.e., 4-to-8-note cells, and...

    presented in easy to comprehend sections. This book, though stated by the author as being aimed at Intermediate-to-Advanced students, can be easily and quickly utilized by even those at the basic level. Presented in notation, tab, and chart form, anyone at any level can benefit from it. By all means, get it.

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