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Solo Jazz Guitar Method

By Barry Greene

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Guitar (All) - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Barry Greene. Saddle-stitched, Methods. Jazz. Book/CD Set. 40 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99509BCD).

Item Number: MB.99509BCD

ISBN 9780786661893. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This book is designed to teach any guitarist to compose chord melody arrangements for the guitar, at a pace which is comfortable for both the beginner and the advanced student. Every method used is discussed at length with over 50 musical examples given. The accompanying CD will assure the student that he or she is playing the examples correctly. Topics include: harmonization and re-harmonization methods, analyzing melodies, dealing with extensions, creating slash chord harmony, etc. This book is a must- have for anyone interested in performing as a solo guitar player. Two full-length arrangements are included which cover the material presented. Written in notation only with chord symbols and fretboard diagrams.

  • 01) Introduction  
  • 02) Chord Construction  
  • 03) Diatonic 7th Chords  
  • 04) Functional Harmony  
  • 05) Chord Inversions  
  • 06) Extension Chart  
  • 07) Harmonizing a Melody  
  • 08) Harmonizing Non-Chord Tones  
  • 09) Exploring the Diminished Chord  
  • 10) An Example Tune With Analysis  
  • 11) The Tri-Tone Substitution  
  • 12) Chord Movement  
  • 13) Quartal Harmony  
  • 14) Advanced Methods  
  • 15) Example Tune #2 with Analysis  
  • 16) Solutions to Questions  
  • 17) About the Author  
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