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The Changes - Sid Jacobs

Guide Tones for Jazz chords, Lines and Comping for Guitar

By Sid Jacobs

Guitar (All) - Intermediate-Advanced
Guide Tones for Jazz chords, Lines and Comping for Guitar. Composed by Sid Jacobs. Saddle-stitched, Rhythm/Backup. Private Lessons Series. Jazz. Book/CD Set. 40 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20410BCD).

Item Number: MB.20410BCD

ISBN 9780786672110. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

The Changes: Guide Tones for Jazz Chords, Lines, and Comping is offered for beginning to advanced players as a way to visualize guide tones on the fretboard. From these shapes lines can be created for soloing and voicings can be built for comping and chord melody. Most importantly, the changes of the progression being played can be heard with only a few notes. The simple approach is always best; guide tones are easy to play and are how the ear identifies a chord progression. Embellishing guide tones is what improvising musicians from baroque to bebop to beyond have been doing to make the changes. Companion CD includes all exercises.

  • The Changes 
  • Voicings 
  • Minor 7 (b5) 
  • Tritone Substitution 
  • Way to practice this stuff 
  • Block chords 
  • About the Author 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Raymond Powell
    Okinawa, Japan
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  • 2008-03-29 00:00:00.0 It doesn't get any simpler than this!

    Outstanding instruction which should put lots of illegitimate music teachers out of work and help all who find their way to and through this book/CD set to making the changes. Thank you Sid Jacobs for this amazing work. If I had something like this when I was getting started...

    I wouldn't have wasted so much time and money on those hustlers posing as music teachers. Their kind either didn't know it, know how to teach it or nefariously withheld what they knew. It is to the business-persons benefit to have the students keep coming back thinking they'll eventually come to some kind of awakening and understanding. This awakening surely must be what happened to those musicians that are - at least - successful improvisers. Unfortunately the only awakening that many of us have is that we come to the realization that we've been had.

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