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Jazz Rhythm Guitar

The Complete Guide

By Jack Grassel

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The Complete Guide. Guitar Educational. Chords. Instructional book and examples CD. With chord names, guitar chord diagrams and instructional text. 76 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695654).

Item Number: HL.695654

ISBN 0634032755. 9x12 inches.

This book/CD pack by award-winning guitarist and distinguished teacher Jack Grassel will help rhythm guitarists better understand: chord symbols and voicings; comping styles and patterns; equipment, accessories and set-up; the fingerboard; chord theory; and much more. The accompanying CD includes 74 full-band tracks.

  • Function of the Jazz Guitar In the Jazz Ensemble 
  • Getting the Right Sound 
  • Practice Techniques 
  • Chord Construction and Notation 
  • Two Forms of the Dominant Seventh 
  • The Major and Minor Seventh 
  • Chords with Alternations 
  • Syncopated Latin Rhythms 
  • Chords with Multiple Alterations 
  • Eleventh and Suspended Fourth Chords 
  • Sixth Chords 
  • The Minor/Major Seventh Chord 
  • The Thirteenth Chord 
  • Diminished Chords 
  • Bar Chords: Early Rock Rhythm Style 
  • The "Power Chord": Heavy Metal Style 
  • The "Chuck Berry" Early Rock Style 
  • Sixteenth Note "Funk Rhythms" 
  • Reggae 
  • Triads with Altered Roots (Slash Chords) 
  • Responding to Drum Fills, Horn Figures and Piano Players