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Jazz Intros and Endings

By Ron Eschete

Guitar (All) - Intermediate-Advanced
Composed by Ron Eschete. Saddle-stitched, Improvisation. Private Lessons Series. Jazz. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20406BCD).

Item Number: MB.20406BCD

ISBN 9780786672127. Jazz. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Jazz Intros and Endings offers 60 intros and endings for songs in many keys and styles. Ron is a well known and admired guitar player having played with Ray Brown, Gene Harris, Ella Fitzgerald, among many others. These harmonically rich phrases offer many great ideas and insight into creating your own intros and endings. Book is in standard notation with chord diagrams and has CD featuring all the examples.

  • Turnarounds 
  • Minor vamps 
  • From flat 5th chord 
  • Chromatic bossa nova 
  • Songs beginning on the ii chord 
  • Pedals & vamps 
  • V-Vi-ii-V turnarounds 
  • More songs starting on the ii chord 
  • More starting on the flat 5th chord 
  • Normal turnaround for songs starting on the I chord 
  • Blues and gospel style 
  • Songs starting on the i chord 
  • "Cool school" intros & endings 
  • About the Author 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Middleburg, PA
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  • November 05, 2007 A good overview

    This book provides an extensive sampling of intros and endings, with each example played on the accompanying CD. Some examples are given in more then one key--a good concept for the more complex entries; totally unnecessary for the basic ones. His blues intros are fabulous--I wish he provided...

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