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The Practical Jazz Guitarist

Essential Tools for Soloing, Comping and Performing

By Mark White

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Essential Tools for Soloing, Comping and Performing. Berklee Guide. Softcover with CD. 176 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449618).

Item Number: HL.50449618

ISBN 0876391242. 9x12 inches.

Learn the essential tools and skills for playing jazz guitar. This practical guidebook will help you master the theory, technique, and conceptual framework for how to play jazz: comping chords, soloing, and playing with expression, facility, and good hand health. The accompanying recording provides demonstrations of key technical concepts with play-along tracks to help you develop phrasing and location concepts on the fingerboard. It also provides examples to train your ear with call-and-response exercises similar to what you might be asked to perform at an audition or jury. A unique section on audition preparation for colleges and professional music programs, with an extended interview with Berklee College of Music's director of admissions, will help you advance in your career.

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