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A Modern Method for Guitar - Jazz Songbook, Vol. 1

By Larry Baione

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Composed by Larry Baione. Guitar Method. Instruction, Jazz. Softcover Audio Online. 32 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449539).

Item Number: HL.50449539

ISBN 0876390734. 9x12 inches.

Play great jazz while you learn from this revered guitar method! These solos and duets map directly to the lessons in William Leavitt's Modern Method for Guitar, Volume 1, the basic guitar text at Berklee College of Music. Since the 1960s, the Modern Method for Guitar series has been one of world's most popular guitar methods, translated into Spanish, French, and Japanese, and selling over half a million copies.

Carefully overseen by Larry Baione, chair of Berklee's Guitar Department (and a former student of William Leavitt), these arrangements are crafted to Leavitt's time-proven approach, giving you the chance to apply what you learn to music by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Django Reinhardt, and other jazz greats. The accompanying audio demonstrates all the tunes and offers play-along tracks for practicing the duets.

Songs include: Afternoon in Paris • Basin Street Blues • A Child Is Born • Daphne • Here's That Rainy Day • In a Sentimental Mood • My Little Suede Shoes • St. Thomas • Samba De Orfeu • So What • Swing 42 • Valse Hot • The Very Thought of You • When I Fall in Love • Willow Weep for Me.

The audio examples are accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be downloaded or streamed according to personal preference. The files also include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

About Hal Leonard Guitar Method

The world-famous Hal Leonard Guitar Method is preferred by teachers because it makes them more effective while making their job easier. Students enjoy its easy-to-follow format that gives them a solid music education while letting them play songs right away. The Hal Leonard Guitar Method provides a complete system to playing success which includes three levels of instruction and a myriad of play-along supplemental songbooks that let students play great songs while they're still learning to play.

  • Afternoon In Paris 
  • So What 
  • A Child Is Born 
  • Basin Street Blues 
  • Here's That Rainy Day 
  • In A Sentimental Mood 
  • My Little Suede Shoes 
  • Samba De Orfeu 
  • St. Thomas 
  • Valse Hot 
  • Willow Weep For Me 
  • Daphne 
  • Swing 42 
  • The Very Thought Of You 
  • When I Fall In Love 
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