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The Big Book of Jazz Guitar Improvisation

Tools and Inspiration for Creative Soloing

By Mark Dziuba

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Tools and Inspiration for Creative Soloing. Composed by Mark Dziuba. Guitar Method or Supplement; Improvisation; Method/Instruction. Jazz. Book & CD. 144 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.21968).

Item Number: AP.21968
ISBN 0739031724. Jazz.

Learn to channel improvisational impulses into great solos with this amazing book & CD by outstanding jazz performer and educator, Mark Dziuba.

Topics are thoroughly explained and organized into three main categories: instruction in the harmonic and melodic structures of jazz, discussions of practical application, and conceptual issues. Complex subjects are taught with an engaging and friendly style, so things like melodic and rhythmic motifs, phrasing, development, guide tones, chromaticism and functional harmony are easy and enjoyable to learn.

This is a must-have book for all jazz guitarists that will be used for years to come. 144 pages.

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  • 5

    Farmington Hills, Michigan
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  • July 13, 2004 An Instant Classic!

    I'm starting to get the feeling that Mark Dziuba has really hit on a goldmine when it comes to this book. It has had me returning to it over and over and not allowing me to put it down for a second. In terms of the amount of Jazz...

    exercises, scales, modes, theory, and overall jazz application, this book is a must for any experienced or aspiring Jazz musician. As an avid collector of hundreds of instructional cassettes, books, CD's, videos, DVD's, and software for guitar, I just cannot say enough about this book. (Maybe the reason I've spent such a small fortune on instructional material is because there just isn't enough quality stuff as exhaustive and detailed as this book in this field. Mark, I wholeheartedly thank you and await any new instructional projects you may have waiting in the wings. I am truly a fan for life.

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  • 5

    New York
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    Early intermediate
  • March 25, 2004 Not just for guitarists

    Though this book was written with guitarists in mind, it is a wonderful resource for any improvising musician. I am a singer, and find that it offers a clear way to think about improvising, and lots of great ideas to try as you refine your skills. It's hard to...

    rate the level of difficulty, because the suggestions are valid for every level of experience. Well-written and encouraging. Highly recommended.

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